Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween ATC's

   Seems like Halloween sure gets a lot of attention. When I was a kid they sold costumes, only the privileged few had them. Most kids made their own costumes out of whatever they could find. Now the costumes look like they are made for the movies. Some people had carved pumpkins on their porches. Now the yards have colored light displays and movie props on the lawn. So in keeping with the season I joined some Halloween ATC's  swaps.


   For this card I painted the outside edge of white card stock with orange glitter paint. Then I re-sized this image of antique looking scrap book paper for the background. Then using dye pads I stamped the cat and the pumpkin on card stock and then cut them out. These cute stamps were on a card of eight that I found at The Dollar Store. They are a real treasure and I will use them forever. I used glitter glue on the pumpkins face and the cat's face. Then I glued all the pieces together. 

   This ATC started with a piece of scrap book paper as the background. I used an eggplant dye pad on the outside edge and then lightly over the green and purple stripes to tone them down a little. Then using one of those cute foam stamps that I found at The Dollar Store I stamped the ghosts on black paper and then using white embossing powder I heat embossed them. I cut them out and put them aside while I dug out the purple glittered haunted house. I knew that I had it around somewhere. I glued down the one ghost and then placed the haunted house down. Then I glued down the other ghost with a foam dot that I had made. It's hard to tell but the BOO ! is punched out of purple metallic paper. I then used a purple dye pad on the edge.

   For this card I started with a piece of black and white printed scrap book paper. This paper had a coating of fine gold glitter on it. I ran it through my sticker maker. I took a piece of lace and using a permanent marker I colored it black. As soon as it was dry I placed it over the printed card stock pressing it firmly down. I found my image on the internet. I don't know what it was doing out there. I'm sure that it's a family photo. I re-sized it and attached it to a piece of black glossy card stock. I glued it in place. Then I put black glitter ribbon across the bottom. Then using my die cut machine I cut out the button from a gold gift bag. I glued it in the center of the ribbon then placed a witches hat foam sticker in the middle of the button. I finished this card off by putting two small black flowers in place. 


 Teresa Hoffman

 Judy Lawson

Madeline Semple

 Sara Mayes

 Gwynn Chrysler

 Barbara Hahn

Dar Bassie-Cripps

 Miki Haas

Jan Caldwell

   Thanks to all for such great ATC's. To think I didn't believe in Halloween. I sure do.

Take Care

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