Sunday, October 19, 2008

                   
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Always: Happy Halloween


Happy Sunday! Can you believe this is the bird from the stamp set Always?! I was wishing I had a solid black bird to make a "raven" look with for a Halloween card. Then I realized I could stamp the Always bird in Versarmark, then take my Versamarker and fill/color in all the extra flowery parts of the stamp so that it became solid. Finally, I stamped it on white cardstock, covered it with black embossing powder and heat embossed it. It turned out so great and very striking on the white cardstock!

For this card, I did the same thing, but stamped it on the Kiwi Kiss patterned paper from the Ghostly Greatings DSP. It was a little harder to see it on the patterened paper than on the white cardstock to color in with the Versamarker, but it turned out okay I thought. I love this color combo with the Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, and Basic Black.

Hope your weekend is going great! We've had a great time at the retreat, I think we're leaving around 3:00. I've officially finished 6 pages so far...I started out aiming for a 1 drink to 1 page ratio, but I'm afraid the drinks surpassed the pages, yikes! But I did take your advice and walk around and talk to everyone and check out their projects, so I've made lots of new friends too. There were so many cool projects going on...digital scrapping with Photoshop, knitting, jewelery making, soldering...great stuff. More details later...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it! Hugs and happy stamping!

Recipe
Stamps: Always
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings DSP.
Ink: Versarmark
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Kiwi Kiss 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals.

24 comments:

Silli said...

Hi Angie, your card is very pretty. I love the colorcombi. Grean is so cool! And the bird is so fab. Love, love, love it! Hugs from Germany!

Anthonette said...

What a great idea to fill in the bird with a VersaMarker. I would've never thought about that. Great use of DSP. Love it!

Jenn Balcer said...

this is fabulous, Angie! I love it!

~amy~ said...

I was wondering where you picked up that raven image and thought it looked kind of familiar :) GREAT job Angie!

Ann said...

What a great idea! Love the way the bird turned out! :D

Ashley said...

OOOH Angie! That was an ingenious idea that turned out great! I love it! Very resourceful!

Tandra said...

Totally RAD! I love it Angie!!

And...have you checked out Shellis blog today??? The Challenge....*wink-wink*

kathleenh said...

Clever idea with the black crow! It reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe. Creepy!

Tina said...

Can you spell ingenious? How about brillant?

Vera said...

What a fabulous idea and great Halloween card, Angie! Love your black bird!

Angela Dively said...

What a great idea!! I love your card! Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

What a GREAT card! I love the bird and the color combo, ok, I love it all. Its fabulous!

Juanita said...

You are so smart. great bird

Enjoli Bennett said...

Great idea on the bird! I love how it turned out! =)

Suzy said...

Wow, Angie! You done good w/ the bird. When I talked with Tina on the phone she told me that I would just love what you did w/ this stamp. She was right!

chloe said...

You are soo clever filling in that bird!! Love that idea!
Hope you are having fun on your retreat!!

Catherine said...

how cool is this. love it!

Jen said...

great idea!! love the whole package! i've just recently fallen in love with the versamark marker!! what a great thing!

chelemom said...

This is such a cool Halloween card!!!

Piritta said...

Gorgeus!!!

Becky Carafa said...

Like I said before, your creativity is astounding! This is soooo fabulous!

Chelle said...

awesome card!

Lisa H. said...

OMG! you are soooo brilliant, girl! I am going to try this later today. I love it. soooo, spooky!

jean said...

Thanks Angie for finding the Always bird's inner crow and sharing your technique. I really love crows (weird I know but after living with so many for years I gave in and started studying them). Such smart alecks with feathers. Besides they are the only bird my cats won't eat and with my fur faces that's saying something. Wicket took down a hawk and had him for dinner when she was only a year old!

Thanks for sharing. Maybe for Halloween I'll dress up as a crow and scare my cats! I'd say trick but I really don't want to eat any of their treats :) - Jean