A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA Challenge #2

You know how sometimes you make something and you are super happy with how it turns out? That’s exactly how I felt when I was done with this card. I made it for a fall card  swap I participated in, and it happens to work out that this week’s challenge for AP is Halloween colors!

The card measures 4.25″ wide and 5.5″ tall (1/2 of a letter size piece of paper, folded in half.) Here’s the recipe list:

  • Cardstock: Onyx (card base), pumpkin (sentiment), pebble* (fence), vellum (fence and clouds – Paper Studio)
  • Ink: latte, wasabi* (tree), lemon whip (moon), french roast (sentiment)
  • Stamps: spooky boo day *(tree & moon) essential sentiments (sentiment)
  • Accessories/Tools: cloud duo die, bat trio die*, fence die*, onyx glitter, tombow mono aqua adhesive, 3D foam adhesive, glue dots, glue pen, stamp-a-ma-jig
Techniques:
  • The tree was stamped first in latte ink, then in wasabi right on top of the first image. This gave the color/effect I was looking for. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure that I got them exactly in the same spot.
  • Gluing down vellum on dark paper seems to be an effort in frustration for me. I used the glue pen to attach the clouds to the card. I originally planned on trying to find a different way to do it, but I liked the effect I got. Initially, I also used the glue pen to glue the vellum layer to the pebble layer of the fence and to adhere the fence to the card, but for additional copies of the card I ran it through my Xyron.
  • The Tombow mono aqua liquid glue gave the best results for covering the bats with the glitter.
Here’s a closeup of the bat and fence. I glued the vellum to the fence at a slight offset to try to give it a little dimension/shadow look:
All supplies are a*muse studio unless otherwise indicated (holiday catalog items marked with *) and are available through my webstore. Remember, if you want to place an order of $150 or more, contact me so you can receive free product! Also, through Sept 30 there are bonus hostess rewards and an exclusive stamp set, so call or email me (pinkgeekstamper_at_gmail_dot_com) to schedule your class.
I hope you enjoy the card as much as I do. If you are trying to make it yourself and something above isn’t clear, feel free to ask and I’ll help where I can.
[edited to remove links to a*muse store]
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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. liannallama
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 02:01:50

    how very creative! I adore the look you got with the tree–I’m definitely going to try that! Super card!

    Reply

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