Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fall is almost here!

Its the weekend! Yay! Of course that means we'll be on the soccer field most of the morning, but it also means we can slow down a bit and relax. I always forget how exhausting that first full week back at school is.

The temperatures are starting to drop at night here, Halloween goodies are in the stores, the kids are planning their costumes and fall is quickly approaching. As soon as I saw Jens Little C's weekly challenge this week I knew I had to give it a try. I don't think I've ever made a Halloween card before. I don't know why because I love the color combos and decor of fall.

supplies used:
stamps: Rubbernecker (tree), Scrap Pack (alphabet)
paper: Daisy D's
sketch: LCWC

I stamped the tree image on white cardstock and embossed it. I stamped it a second time on black cardstock and cut it out. You can see its not exact. I didn't worry about cutting out every single one of the skinny branches, but instead the main trunck and branches. I pop dotted this above the other tree image.

To create the distress mesh look on the circles. I cut a piece of magic mesh, laid it down on the paper paper and sponged distress inks over top. Pull the mesh off and you have a simple distress background.

The bats were my own design cut freehand.

5 comments:

Margie said...

This is one of the coolest cards I have seen! I love that tree!
Happy Halloween :)

Theresa said...

Awesome card. Love that mesh effect. Great idea.

Anonymous said...

Oh la la, Wendy! This is beautiful. :) --teri

~Q~ said...

Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you and I'm sure glad I did! I love the card you made - especially the way you made the tree. What a great idea and thanks for sharing it!

J-Yo! said...

Wow Wendy!!! I love it!!! I love how you cut the tree out, and made 3D, really looks cool. I also love the fact that you have cut out your own bats!! That's too cool!!! Thanks for playing!!

Big Hugs n' Aloha,
Jen