Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An IO Halloween Challenge

This challenge is for Halloween. I went shopping today and came home with a splitting headache! So the card I have started is just that....started. The card below is old to me and new to you, as Julie Koerber would put it!!! Hope to get my other card done soon.


1. This sweet image, Candy Corn Tree was stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb.cardstock and painted with Twinkling H2O's Lemon Drop, Orange Peel, Icicles, and Warm Pecan.

2. The little pumpkin was painted with Orange Peel and Midori Melon.

3. Glossy Accents was applied to the corn and pumpkin.

4. The Moon and background are Lemon Drop, Warm Pecan, and Midori Melon.

5. The image was mounted on Curious Bronze cardstock.

6. That cute little Owl, was stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy, painted with Warm Pecan and Icicles. The beak and feet were painted with a very light light Orange Peel. Clear Gelly Roll Stardust pen was used on his white feathers, Bronze Gelly Roll Stardust pen was used on his dark feathers. He was cut out and the edges of his body were done by running the edges over a Sharpie Brown medium point pen. Before I did his eyes I applied Glossy Accents to all of him and let it dry. His eyes were done with a Golden Gelly Roll Stardust pen and when dry the Bronze Gelly Roll Stardust pen was used to do the centers of his eyes. He was mounted with a large pop dot on the tree branch.

7. The words, Hoo's Got Candy , were stamped with Clearsnap Mica Magic Bronze ink.


1. The background behind the main image was done by putting Bazzill Bling Bright Lights through the Cuttlebug in the Perfect Paisley embossing folder.

2. Then the indented dots were done with the Bronze Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

3. Oh boy, more dots. Well...........I did the ones on the Solar White Cardstock with my paper piercer and lined them up by using a clear ruler along the edge and eyed the middle of the margin. Then I went back over them with the Bronze Gelly Roll pen.

4. The White dots were done on Curious Bronze cardstock using a White Signo Uniball pen. It was very cool because it dries as a layer and if I made a mistake when it dried I could scrap it off "carefully" with my X-acto knife and correct without a mess.

5. The ribbon is by May Arts and has the most beautiful dark brown and copper sheen to it. I hope you can tell. It i s so soft to the touch.This card was a rare experience. I have not done a card without pearls, rhinestones, metal, or beads as embellishments for a long long time.

Stamps: Impression-Obsession - Candy Corn Tree, Owl, and Hoo's Got Candy in Red Rubber, or the Clear Set Candy Corn

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. cardstock, Curious Bronze, and Bazzill Bling Bright Lights

Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's Lemon Drop, Orange Peel, Icicles, and Warm Pecan Orange Peel, and Midori Melon

Accessories: Clear Gelly Roll Stardust , Golden Gelly Roll Stardust and Bronze Gelly Roll Stardust pens, Glossy Accents , White Signo Uniball , May Arts and Clearsnap Mica Magic Bronze ink

Don't forget you can all participate in the challenge by emailing your card, with IO images, to me by Saturday midnight. It will be posted on the IO blog and also in their Customer Photo Album. Two people have entered already. You can see their cards by checking out today's IO challenge post.

Thanks for stopping by "the blog" to look and share.





Anonymous said...


Suzanne C said...

Love the glossy accents they make such a huge effect! Love this fall card. Really beautiful! Hope your headache is better!

Norine said...

love this card so pretty cant wait for fall now LOL

Sharon said...

Cute card. I LOVE IT!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Shirley, this is amazing!! :)

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, beautiful! Love all the wonderful details, Shirley!

Jessica Diedrich said...

WOW! This is amazing, Shirley! I LOVE the glossy accents-totally make the corn come to life and all the little touches on this card make it just STUNNING! Sorry you have a headache. Hope you feel better soon!

Lyn S said...

I love the Glossy Accents effects you used Shirley, fabulous card!

Hope you feel better soon :)

Teresa said...

I am so sorry to hear about the headache. I know how tough it can be to concentrate with one.

I hope you are feeling better SOON!

Cindy said...

What a pretty card! I love the texture, the background, the dots...oh heck...I love the card! :o)

Anonymous said...

beautiful card Shirley! I love how you did the tree and the colors are great

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Shirley!! Love your candy corn tree and that owl!! Gorgeous!!

Connie Fossenier said...

wow shirley anothe rocking the orange and yellow tones..but how did you achieve that effect on the branches..oohhh laaa..laa
connie paxman

Elena said...

Very beautiful card, Shirley! Love what you did with this tree!

Anonymous said...

beautiful Halloween card!!!!! I just love the candy corn tree........
Hugs, Christina

Unknown said...

Wonderful card Shirley. Great idea with the candy corn. Hope your headache is gone!

Etha said...

ohhh the shimmery goodness on this one! I can see the kids picking off the candy from this tree :) beautiful colors!

Curt in Indy said...

LOVE this "old" card! The candy on the tree is awesome. Cute as it can be! I'm sorry about your headache. . .hate it when that happens! Best, Curt

Rina said...

beautiful "Old" (lol) card.

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