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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Halloween Card

Hello! I have a quick Halloween card to share tonight. On Monday, my MIL and I went shopping; we hit Michael's, Trees and Trends and Jo-Ann's all in the same afternoon. I wanted to go to Michael's to get a bag/organizer for my Copic markers. I was able to find what I was looking for and will show you the picture and explanation of that later. I will say, I think I have fund the perfect system for me! Anyway while we were there I noticed that they had a lot of new clear stamp sets in stock, including several cute sets from Recollections, which is their brand from what I have been told. There are a couple of cute little monsters in this set and since Halloween is approaching, this is the one that I picked out. This is one of those cards that started out as a much better idea in my head that didn't quite translate onto the paper! I started with my image, stamped and colored it with Copic markers and picked that sentiment to go with it. Then I thought it would be cute to emboss all those eyeballs staring out, but they kind of just look like weird polka dots or something. To finish it off, I added photo corners and brads that are also from Recollections.

I tried to color in the image so that it would give the impression that he is a little furry. I used about four different oranges and the colorless blender. It's okay, but not great. I am going to an Advanced Copic class on Sunday. I am hoping to learn some cool tricks and techniques for creating textures in my coloring. I think it's a good thing that for the most part my family does not read my blog since I have been to Indiana for classes at Papertrix far more often that I have been to visit them! Hey, it's not my fault they don't have any cool stamp stores close to where they live!

11 comments:

Heidi said...

this card just makes me smile, very cute.

Michelle Forrest said...

very cute card!

Scrapping Julie said...

funny...they better not find out you have been to indiana more than visiting them. i LOVE this card!!!
cant wait for you to come back from the copic class! see you next friday? LOL

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute! Love the monster and brads!

peggysue said...

Whoa, what a shopping trip! That must have been fun! Cute image, nice color choices.

Curt in Carmel said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love the fun Halloween colors and the image is so cute! Best, Curt

Martha said...

how cute! I think I bought this stamp the other day, I just dont remember lol

Sara said...

Well, I think it's adorable!

Stephanie said...

I was so happy with all the new stamps Michael's had in stock - and now I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't pick this set up after seeing how AWESOME your card turned out! Just so fun!!

Loretta Rodger said...

These are so cute! Love the layout and colors. Hard to believe Halloween is less than 6 weeks away.

Loretta Rodger said...

These are so cute! Love the layout and colors. Hard to believe Halloween is less than 6 weeks away.