I love making Halloween papercrafts. LOVE! I'm not sure why exactly. Maybe it's the colors - I mean, when else do you get to use orange, green, purple and black together with spiders, witches and skulls...? I made some really cute stuff last year (if I do say so myself!). You can see those HERE.
I have already found myself buying new Halloween stamps and paper and it's still August! I cleaned up at the $1 bin at Joann's the other night, plus I fell in love with some great new Halloween paper from Stampin' Up! Megan snagged me the Halloween Lost & Found collection from My Mind's Eye at the Summer CHA Show, so I had that to use along with some Marah Johnson die-cut shapes that I picked up on clearance last year. I pulled out the Cricut Happy Hauntings cart and flipped through until I found exactly what I was looking for. Here's my finished card:
I started with creating the ghost using the mask technique from the DVD. I cut the ghost from Happy Hauntings in purple vinyl and put it on a piece of off-white cardstock from my stash. Then I used Ink Edgerz from Megan Elizabeth in Sweetness and 1am to blend ink all around the ghost.
When I peeled off the vinyl I had a perfect "white" ghost....!
I cut a frame from Happy Hauntings in black, centered it over my image, lightly traced it with a pencil and then cut it out.
I used U Cut it 3D Adhesive Foam from Glue Arts to give my frame a bit of dimension.
Then I adhered it to pattern paper from Stampin Up! (from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Paper Collection), which I then adhered to a sheet from Fancy Pants. I adhered the black lace ribbon (also from Stampin' Up) before adhering to the front of my card. Finally I added the embellishments: brads and tag from My Mind's Eye and bats from Marah Johnson. I really love how it turned out!
I am SO SO excited for CROPPED and I can't wait to see what everyone makes for this Challenge!
Now...Go Scrap Something!