Sunday, September 15, 2013

Quoth the Raven

I always love to buy Halloween themed papers (esp. DCWV) but here in the UK we rarely give cards for Halloween. This means that I have lots of beautiful papers I rarely use and only one friend that would really appreciate a card of a gothic style. When I saw the Graph'It challenge for this week, it gave me a great excuse to use them.

I again started with an 8x8 white card blank. I cut down a piece of DCWV 'Midnight Spell' 8x8 paper to fit the card and then stamped around the edge of it with my Imkadinkado gears system and a new branch stamp from a set called 'Halloween'. I stamped with a versamark ink and then embossed it with a black glitter embossing powder. It is difficult to see in the photograph but in real life adds an extra dimension because the printed paper is flat black. I chose a Saturated Canary digi stamp and coloured it using my promarkers. I trimmed it leaving a small white border and mounted this onto the card. I used a star punch with some black glitter paper to make the embellishments for the card and then wrapped some black & white bakers twine around the edge of the card, adding the skull bead.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Smudgy Antics 'embellishments'
Creative Inspirations 'anything goes'
Paper Shelter 'sun, moon or stars'
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges 'anything goes'
Cute Card Thursday 'hip to be square'
Graph'It 'Halloween colours'
Daring Cardmakers 'signature style' (8x8 square card, CAS, stars)


  1. Gorgeous card, I like the image and the papers, Thanks for joining in with us at Graph'It colour challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx.

  2. Really lovely card in fabby colours. You even have a blog that matches our challenge theme of the week over at the Paper Shelter, stars, moon and sun. ;) Lovely. Thanks for playing with us.
    Love n hugs
    MArie, TPS team leader

  3. Beautiful card and I am glad you had fun using your papers. The image is cute. beautiful card. Thank you for playing with us at smudgy antics.
    susan s

  4. Fab card, love that background, perfect for halloween. Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colour Challenge this week
    Claire xx

  5. Wickedly cool! I love it, who can resist a ghoul with purple hair ;0) Thanks for joining us over at Smudgy Antics!!

  6. Great card! Love the image and that backing paper!
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at the Graph'it Marker blog this week!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  7. What a perfect backing paper! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colour Challenge :)

  8. Fabulous paper choice and great card, thanks for joining us at Graph It colour challenge, Karenx