Tuesday, July 31, 2012


The challenge this week for me is using up some fall & Halloween papers by making hall-NO-ween cards. What is a hall-NO-ween card you ask? For OWH, it means a card that isn't a scary card for one. No skulls, cross bones, or head stone type images. Don't want there to be the potential for the last communication from a Hero to home, having a gruesome, death meaning image on it, even if it does scream "it's a Halloween card!!" 2. Halloween isn't a holiday that is big on sending cards, so not many are really needed. 3. If it has a more general feel to it, for example, pumpkins that say miss you as apposed to Happy Halloween, it has a much longer shelf life. Frank from earlier this week was a first attempt. Frank feels a little too much like Halloween to be a hall-NO-ween card, so I tried again.

This guy is closer. The spider web embossing may make to much like Halloween, but it's not SCREAMING HALLOWEEN at least. If nothing else, it will help fill in the fall boxes.
(I started with a card I saw on Pintrest. The stamp is from CTMH and embossed with black embossing powder. Patterned paper stripes are from DCWV fall stack. Embossing folder is a Sizzix Tim Holtz folder. Sentiment stamp is from the Hero Arts set for OWH).

This was my next try.... Still not quite there. The background paper is obviously Halloween... {...sigh...} This is way harder than it looks. ;) The other pp in the stack overpowered the little QuicKutz embellishments, this one works, just not for a hall-NO-ween card. May just have to break down and make Halloween cards to use up this stack and just send some to Sandy this year and store the rest for next year & keep them out of her guest bathtub.

(Started with owh sketch #130. Leaves & scarecrow are QuicKutz with edges chalked with dark brown chalk. Patterned papers are from DCWV fall stack with all edges inked with blackbird chalk ink.)

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