Spooky Halloween card + Glitter fail

Hi there friends!  Today I have a scene shaker card I made to send to a friend for Halloween.  I don't send a lot of Halloween cards even though I enjoy the holiday.  We decorate our house and love all the fun and creative costumes!

 So...this card did not even come close to how I had planned it.  Yes, I wanted to make a shaker with some cute critters in it, but my execution was very trial and error.
I started off stamping and coloring these cute bunnies from WPlus9, and the little costumes for them.  That part went fined.  I used my Lawn Fawn scene die to cut that tree frame.  I then blended several colors of Distress Oxide together and added some water to give that cool mottled effect that you see here.  After I did that, I realized that I needed a ground line for my critters to stand on, so I added more Distress Oxide ink and then drew a thin line along the bottom so they did not look like they were floating. 

I "thought" it would be fun to use black glitter in this Shaker card. So, I used my antistatic powder bag and went around the edges and dumped some glitter in.  Just a little at first, but then I thought I needed more.  Ummmm - it went everywhere.  The static on that little sheet of acetate was stronger than I thought it should be - glitter went everywhere, and it stuck.  I tried dumping it out and it was all over me, the dog, my craft table, my stamps, my pants, the sides of the trash can, the card, on my Copics - every.where. At this point, I considered just tossing the entire thing in the trash and starting over, because we all know that GLITTER IS FOREVER!  As you can see from this close up, it is still in there, little black specs of glitter, that even with a wet stamp shammy, still remained in my card.  I added sequins instead, and that was a lot better, even though I had not thought about the sequins sticking to the critters. 

Note to self - leave the glitter to the professionals!

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Colored with Copic markers



Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Today is World Cardmaking Day!  I am so happy to have a day to celebrate something that I love doing...making cards!

This mood board is from Butterfly Reflections Ink's blog for the month of October.  I thought it would be fun to use this for my inspiration today!  Be sure to check out their post for a chance to win a GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR THE STORE!

This card came together really quickly using just one stamp set and some coordinating inks.
I used the GORGEOUS Altenew Build-A-Flower Rose Set.   This rose is 6 layers and it was really pretty easy to line up.  I used all Altenew Inks, and I just double stamped some of the darker layers to get the depth.  Easy-peasy!

Please be sure to check out the blog, and please leave me a comment and a link to your projects!  I love to see what everyone else is making.

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Stamps: Altenew
Inks: Altenew
Drops: Pretty Pink Posh
I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Fall day! Happy World Cardmaking Day!