NOTE: Thank you to my wonderful friend and stupendously creative and funny stamper, Brian King, who taught me how to spell “Apparition” today. Unfortunately, I didn’t run it by him before the post went live this morning, but it’s all fixed now!
Did you know that vellum makes a ghost look more ghostly? After playing around with different colors and patterns of paper, the light bulb finally came on and I knew that I needed to use vellum for this adorable little ghost from Fall Fest (available in the Holiday Catalog, Aug. 28th). The leaves and pumpkin are also from Fall Fest. There are several sneak peeks In this post…
Did you notice that I darkened the leaves furthest away from the pumpkin with a little sponging so it looks like the candlelit pumpkin (gold glitter) is casting a glow on them?
When I saw this paper from Color Me Autumn, I knew it would make a perfect moonlit sky. The moon was sponged on with White Craft Ink using a stencil made with scrap paper and a circle punch. I know you’re wondering about the sentiment, right? It’s from a future Hostess stamp set called Good Greetings that contains a whopping 19 “handwritten” greetings. The sentiments in this set cover just about any occasion!
I often get questions about how to adhere vellum without the glue or tape showing through, and most of the time I adhere with glue dots and strategically place something over the glue dot so you can’t see it. However, with this card, I used some special tape made just for vellum that I found years ago at a craft shop.
This card was inspired by a sketch from the adorable, witty and extremely talented Linda Callahan for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Linda is truly one of the most creative card makers I’ve ever seen.
Now it’s time to go see what our ‘Clean Team’ has created to get you revved up so you’ll run to your craft room with giddy excitement to create your own work of art! I hope to see you in our gallery!