Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sweet Neighborhood - TLC Progressive Challenge Day 1

October 4th is World Cardmaking Day, and there are lots of celebrations going on in our crafty blogland. I couldn't resist participating in the Progressive Challenge at TLC Creations. Be sure to check out all the gorgeous projects!

I used the first freebie image to make this mix of a New Home and Halloween card, for some friends who are moving into their new house right about trick-or-treat time.

I printed the scene on a shiny paper and heat-embossed it with detail black powder. I colored the windows and birds with a yellow marker, and then used a Versamark watermark pen to cover the image and heat-embossed it with clear powder. That way, I could use the emboss-resist technique and ink the entire background with an orange pigment ink. I love doing this on shiny white paper, because the glimmer does show through the ink.

I couldn't resist making a tiny treat bag out of an actual paper bag, added handles with bakers twine. The candy corn stamp (StudioG) is colored with Copics and a glitter pen. I used the font Funky Fresh for the sentiment, and I printed it on a shiny black paper and heat-embossed in orange. The pile of candy corn is a digi stamp from Wonderstrange and I colored it with gel pens. The shiny black pieces were cut with a die and backed with kraft paper.

The kraft-brown background paper is pre-embossed with a fun neighborhood scene. The borders were cut from a Heidi Grace DP. I added some faux stitching with a pen on the orange ric-rac ribbon. The front is matted onto a shiny white cardstock on a kraft card base.

Kraft Outlet #190
Create with TLC World Cardmaking Day: Progressive Challenge Day 1
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Sketch + Kraft
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes (2nd entry)

Update: This made the Top 3 for Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet #190!
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  1. This is SO perfect for our sketch challenge this week, and I thank you for sharing your talents with us. I really like this.
    The Kraft Journal

  2. Very cute Halloween card! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


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