Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy hOWLoween notch-swing card

I've seen such gorgeous Halloween cards made by my fellow crafting bloggers, and this back-and-white card by Melissa Sunshine HoneyBee really inspired me.

This notch swing card was designed in SCAL and cut with my Silhouette electronic die-cutting machine, along with the spider web doilies from Bird's Cards.
Click the images to enlarge; the glitter-embossed leaf is hard to see in this photo. The owl is a wood piece (Prima or Recollections) painted with white acrylic paint. I used a double-strand of heavy black thread to stitch "Boo" on the little holes in his belly.

The spider web pattern was dry-embossed in my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug folder. For the corners, I covered a circle with Washi tape, adhered it to a spider web doily, and cut the piece into quarters.

Here's the other side of the center circle:

Isn't this little guy too cute I stamped it in black Memento ink, added some color with COpics, and used a ZIG glue pen to cover his sheet with glow-in-the-dark glitter.

For the sentiment, I used a cute rubber stamp from the same set as the owl stamp (from my stash) that says: Happy hOWLoween!
All the designer papers were a gift from my Mom, and she had to cut off the info strip when she mailed them to me, so I'm not sure what company makes them.

Crafty Bloggers Network October Challenge: Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp: Halloween/Halloween Colors
Through the Purple Haze: Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Halloween

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  1. What a super card......very interesting too...lovely
    fiona DT

  2. Great card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Blogges Network for this months theme of Anything Goes
    Kelly- DT

  3. Adorable card! Inside and Out!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  4. Fabulous card, love the owls. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  5. Such a great card, you're making me so jealous of your cutting machine lol. Thanks for playing along at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  6. Wow what a fun card! I love all the details and how effectively you've combined everything. I love Birds Cards freebies - she's such a clever lady isn't she.

    Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

    Lucy DT x


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