Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Halloween

Note: I won't whine about my broken camera anymore but I will let you know when I have a new one. ;)

As you know, my son wasn't feeling well last week. That illness transformed itself and now he's recovering from a chest cold. Unfortunately, I think I'm getting what he had so I've been feeling sluggish all day. I started this post five hours ago and I'm just getting around to posting it now! I broke in a few of my new PTI goodies and made a cute little Halloween card for my son. We're in the midst of finding him a Halloween costume since they seem to fly off the shelves by mid-September. I want to get him the monkey costume from Pottery Barn Kids but he insists on being a pig. So far I haven't been able to find a super duper cute pig costume so I'm getting anxious.

For this card, I used Just the Ticket along with the coordinating die which is truly fantastic! I decided to use just the frames from that set to showcase Tiny Treats: Halloween. It took great restraint not to colour in all the images. I added a bit of green and purple baker's twine because what's Halloween without some of those colours, too? The most time-consuming part of this card was piecing the sentiment together with Simple Alphabet.

In my last post, a few of you were curious about where I photograph my cards. It took me a while to find the best place and background for my cards. Not too long ago, I realized that the best place is on my dining table, a farmhouse table we bought from France. The Katrina chairs are from Montreal. I love the blue microfibre against the dark rustic finish of table. :)

Sources: SU Tangerine Tango cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock: PTI Just the Ticket; PTI Tiny Treats: Halloween; PTI Simple Alphabet; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Tangerine Tango ink; Copics; PTI Just the Ticket Border die; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery baker's twine in Peapod and Lilac; Glue Dots pop up relief

8 comments:

Cookie said...

Emily this card is so CUTE! LOVE the Halloween Theme tickets and I think your photo is great! Hope your son gets well soon! Hugs...Cookie :D

Angela said...

Ack, ack, ack! What an amazingly stinkin' cute card! Now I'm soooo regretting not getting the tiny treats set....truly, you've outdone yourself. I love the little bits of shading, the twine, the way everything tucks in so neatly. Seriously, woman. Amazing.

Oh, nice table too :) Mine is the same color, but it's not nearly as cool as a French farmhouse table -- it's just from Ikea ;)

Lindsey said...

This card is completely AWESOME! Totally cute. You must be almost ready to order more baker's twine, though! :P You use it so perfectly.

Lynn said...

Simply adorable!!! Love how you used so many of the stamps on this card!!

Alice Wertz said...

how cute!! LOVE those little tickets! super card, Emily!! hope you feel better soon! sending you hugs!!

Meg said...

cannot comment....have achieved maximum level of cuteness...system overflow.... That card is just ridiculous! Don't make me want that die & stamp set now!!

I'm also coveting your table, too, especially that you get to say it's from France!

Jennifer said...

LOVE this adorable card!! I so want those ticket stamps and die!! They are on my wish list!! Seeing your card makes me want them more!! LOL! (=

Sunghee said...

Now I see where you take photos of all your wonderful cards! I really LOVE your dining room table!