Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So Spooky!

Today's card features one of Stampin' Up!'s newer Halloween sets, Wicked Cool. I don't usually do much with Halloween cards, but I really like this set - I fell in love with the witch boots. I'm not sure why, but they just make me smile.

We made this card at last weekend's stamp-a-stack. Our theme was Fall Holidays, and I wanted to have a couple of Halloween cards. I also wanted to use some of the new Raven lace trim from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I had a hard time deciding how to use the lace on this card and then it hit me! Make a skirt for that little witch so her funny stockings can peek out, kind of like bloomers. I just laughed to myself while I made my sample because it looks so darn cute! Here's a close up shot:

To make the "skirt", I placed a strip of Sticky Strip near the bottom of the tag (on the back) and I placed the ribbon on the adhesive, folding it over onto itself three or four times, creating a ruffle. Genius, I know. :) I'm digging this color combo for Halloween cards: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White. Just the right mix of sophistication and "spookiness."

I hope your week is off to a great start. We'll be hopping around here, but time flies when you're having fun, right? Enavi starts preschool tomorrow - can you hear my excitement? I might *actually* have a couple of hours to stamp this week - yippee! See you soon!

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Neutrals brads, Raven 1/2" Lace Trim, Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die


Jacynthe said...

that ruffle skirt is genius!!! Hope you don't mind me CASEing this one soon! Thanks for sharing it! It is super spooky cool!!!

Caroline LeBel, Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Okay, that's a brilliant way to use the lace! Love this idea :)