Monday, September 28, 2009

Ghostly Rodeo

I decided I would make a Halloween card for my husband's nephew this year. Their family isn't really into cards but, as everyone knows, cards are very important to me! In fact, I get really upset when I don't get a card, even if I get a gift. ;) Don't laugh - I'm serious! I started this card last night while watching the season premiere of The Amazing Race and found the time to finish it this morning as it was pouring buckets for several hours. I had my BIL pick the image from the Pink Cat Studio Itty Bitty Halloween set. This is one of the sets my in-laws sent me for my birthday and this was its first inking.

My BIL said his son would love the roped ghost because of all the rodeos they enjoy out in the Denver area. I was giddy the entire time I was making this because I looked at the rope and knew I just had to try to replace it with a real rope. LOL Thank goodness for crystal effects because it's such a strong adhesive and holds instantly. I just hope it doesn't tear away from the card in the mail. Just to be sure, I'll have to use a protective mailer when sending this to the nephew.

I tried my best to keep the images in their original positions on the stamp and the same curves for the rope. I decided to completely remove Itty Bitty Betty's tufts of paper hair and replace it with real hair. Don't you love it?! I didn't add as much colour or blush to Itty Bitty Bobby's face because vampires are supposed to be pale. On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment "Scary, Scary, Screamy, Screamy, Happy, Happy Halloweenie" et voilà!

Sources: DCWV textured cardstock; TPH 111lb matte white cardstock; unknown dp; Fiskars Nostalgia corner edger; Pink Cat Studio Itty Bitty Halloween; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Atyou Spica glitter pen; DMC embroidery thread; Darice hemp cord; SU crystal effects; dimension squares; SU large oval punch; SU silver brads

7 comments:

Donna said...

oh my goodness-this card just makes me smile! I adore it and bet your nephew will too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my gosh, so so fun!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Fabulous! Love the ghost and Betty's hair!

Alysabeth said...

Great card Emily, uber creative;o)

I'm on a pregnancy timeout but will be back in the saddle soon. Thanx for thinking about me:o)

Stamp and Smile said...

Just darling!! And the CUTEST card idea for Halloween.... LOVE all the 3-D effects! No deal left behind... SMILES! :)

Silli said...

Emily, your card is so sweet! Love the cute images! Hugs and happy day! Silke

Kerry D-C said...

What a fun card!!! Super adorable!