Is it Halloween yet? I certainly don’t mind getting into the crafty spirit for the occasion and to create a somewhat atypical Halloween card for Pretty Pink Posh. The overall feel was heavily inspired by the wonderful Debbie Hughes who also created a few cards for the occasion and they were light and bright, not dark and gloomy as we’d usually do for this day.
Disclaimer: when I recorded this video weeks ago, I used used the word “foil” to describe the clear plastic sheet. The German word for it is “Folie”, but an avid follower of mine (and native speaker) has corrected me and told me that in English, “foil” might mean something different altogether. Sorry for any confusion. When I say “foil”, I do mean clear plastic sheets, like the material that stamp storage pockets are made of.
I had a few failed experiments with cards that I wanted to keep light but which didn’t work in the end. I found out that you need at least one very intense focal point if you want to stay clean and simple – it’s not that easy after all. In my case, I decided that the dark cat and the bright and cheerful moon would be my focal points and allow me to keep the rest of the card plain.
Additionally, I added some gold and purple splatter to the card simply to add interest, but keep it clean overall. Naturally, since I used the Stitched Tag die set by Pretty Pink Posh, I also used the sequins for the shaker and for the rest of the card to add a few highlights here and there.
I didn’t show it in the video because it would have made it too long, but I did mess up quite a bit with the shaker part. I have purchased the WRMK Fuse tool after my crafty friend Laura Sterckx made me drool over a picture of a card she had created with it. The next question was: what on earth would I fuse? Yes, I know that the Avery Elle and SSS Storage Pockets work perfectly, but that seemed kind of costly in the long run. In the end, I got a roll of clear plastic sheet from a local store (for the Germans: Müller) that we normally use to wrap books in to protect them (Bucheinschlagsfolie). That clear plastic sheet works perfectly, once I had practiced how fast I needed to go and how much pressure I needed to exert so I wouldn’t break it). Since I got 11 yards x 16″ for $3, I could afford to practice a bit 🙂
And I think that the glitter on the “moon” adds yet another layer of interest to the otherwise clean card design. You should see it sparkle in real life, it’s gorgeous! I was lucky to have some thread in a matching color, which I added generously around the tag for another interesting detail. And yes, the thread and the bow are separate 😀
Thanks for stopping by today and for leaving a comment. I hope you enjoyed the project and got inspired!
I’m sending this card with its shaker off to the following challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More “Make Your Mark”; Creative Friday “Clean and Simple”; Fusion “Hallow’s Eve”; Inkspirational “Glow”, and Simon Says Stamp “Color Inspiration”.