Saturday, September 4, 2010

A "Bootiful" Halloween Card


This card is 5.25X5.25".  I couldn't resist using these great Leigh Hannan Halloween Window and Pumpkin Patch stamps with the season upon us!   I stamped the Window stamp on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock with Stazon Jet Black.  The image was painted with Twinkling H2O's.  2 and 3MM pearls were mounted with Glossy Accents to the areas as shown.  Stickles Diamonds glitter glue was used for the frost on the windows.  A piece of the Solar White cardstock was put through the Cuttlebug using their Distressed Stripes (it reminds me of vinyl house siding).  The image was cut out and then the edges sealed with Twinks China Black.  The window portion was glued to the "siding" and then the shutters on the side had 3D pop dots put underneath to give dimension. 

The pumpkin with vines was stamped again and painted with twinks. The berries were painted orange and then Stickles Orange glitter glue was applied for effect.  The eyes and mouth of the pumpkin were painted and then Stickles Yellow used.  The pumpkin was cut out with an X-acto knife.   The edges were sealed with China Black and then it was turned over on a Pergamano mat and embossed for depth using a stylus.  If you click on the image below you can get a close up.  Just enough raise to give it depth.  It too was mounted with 3D pop dots.


The envelope is handmade from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb. Text paper.  The image is the Pumpkin Patch mentioned above.  The punched edges are from the DP used on the front with Martha Stewart's Modern Garland Corner and Edge Punches.

Designer paper was used behind the Distressed Stripes siding.  A piece of Solar White 80lb Text paper was punched also using Martha Stewart's Modern Garland Corner and Edge Punches.  It was first mounted on a piece of SU Orange cardstock.  The DP was mounted on that and then the main image was mounted using 3D pop dots.  The 5MM pearls were then mounted using Glossy Accents.  The pearls all have sticky on the back, but it doesn't hold nearly as well as being reinforced with Glossy AccentsMay Arts Deep Green Ribbon was sealed to the cardfront back and passed under the Distress Stripes as shown.  The bow was done with the Bow-Easy.

The stick pin is a pear shaped boutonniere pin.  The heart is a Czech glass bead with a Clear Czech bead below that.  All were sealed in place with Glossy Accents.

The inside (shown below) was done with the same DP used on the front with the same Martha Stewart punches.  The image is IO Leigh Hannan's Pumpkin Patch.  It too was stamped, cut out, sealed edges with China Black, turned over on the mat and embossed with the stylus, and then mounted with 3D Pop Dots.  The words are my own and computer generated.

The edge of the envelope flap is using the same Martha Stewart Garland punches.  The tiny pumpkin is from IO Leigh Hannah's  Candy Corn Tree.  It was trimmed, sealed, and embossed from the back too.  Mounted using a 3D pop dot too.


Hope you enjoyed the card.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!  Hope your Labor Day is great too!

 

 Shirley

 

27 comments:

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Shirley, What a beautiful fall card. Wonderful layout and coloring.

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley
Love how you did the inside and the envelope too....looks fabulous!!

Karen x

mochamama said...

Shirley, I totally love this card!!!!

Lyn S said...

Wow Shirley, what an amazing card, it's just gorgeous! Love the inside and matching envy too!

Suzanne C said...

So beautiful! Love all the details including the envelope. Gorgeous. Wonderful!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is a serious work of art! I have always loved this window stamp from the moment I saw it. I am in awe of your gorgeous details on this card. Such craftsmanship! Even the envelope is stunning! Hope you are well! Best, Curt

Anonymous said...

Brilliant site, I hadn't noticed cardartetc.blogspot.com previously during my searches!
Keep up the good work!

The Country Rose said...

Hi Shirley!! I haven't visited in a long time- I have been so busy since my daughter joined an Artistic Skating Team! I love the border punch you used on this card and as always- your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Barb

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I found your blog and became a follower! Your work is SERIOUSLY SO GORGEOUS! I can't believe all the inspiration here! I am just so loving your style... perhaps you'll consider entering some of your creations at Papercraft Star in the future! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card Shirley.

LadyDoc said...

As always, everything you make is WONDERFUL!

Deborah March said...

Your punch work is AMAZING Ms. Shirley!! FABULOUS card!

mochamama said...

Hey Shirley, just checking in to say Hi. You have been so quiet lately, hope all is well!

Karen said...

Wow!!!! This is incredible. So many wonderful details at play here. I bet the twinklings give it a wonderful lustre in real life. Gorgeous work Shirley!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! Such a gorgeous card!! I love the pumpkins!! :)

Katarina said...

Wow! That is an amazing card Shirley! That is one of my favorite Halloween images too!

Maria Matter said...

Hey Shirley!
Just popping in to check on you! I know I haven't commented in awhile, but I watch over everything from my wonderful google reader and haven't seen you in so long now!
Hope all is well!
Thinking of you!
hugs & blessings,
Maria

Elena said...

Wow! Very beautiful! Love how you decorated the inside too! Handmade envelope looks amazing!

Millie said...

it truly is a "Bootiful" card.

Cheryl said...

Hello Shirley. I hope all is going well with you. I have not been doing much blogging and see that you haven't either. Life is very busy.

Anesha said...

Stunning card, love it!

Anonymous said...

Greetings,

This is a message for the webmaster/admin here at cardartetc.blogspot.com.

Can I use part of the information from this post right above if I give a link back to your website?

Thanks,
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JediSergei said...

Wow!! It is such a beautiful card that you made! Hope you are doing well.

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Shirley! I miss you. I'm a little worried about you and hope that everything is OK. Can you post a little something to let us know that you are OK? Best, Curt

Ila said...

This is definetley a Bootiful Halloween card!!..I see you are about as frequent with blogging as I am..lol. Life must be keeping you busy!!...Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!...Big Hugs!!!, Ila

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a work of art. Love that fabulous image and all the wonderful details you added to your card and envie!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Simply wonderful! Love those teeny pearls on the windows. Great punch work, too.

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