Thursday, October 10, 2019

Boo to You

Ghostly Greetings! Honey and I have really been dragging this week. Our mutual allergies to rag weed and to cedar have us suffering. We take effective medications but we are still not feeling up to par. Honey calls it the Blahs. So the card I'm sharing today took much longer to finish than it should have. I won't tell you how many times I told myself to get back in there and work but then got sidetracked. My focus has been AWOL.

Between the silver metal frames, silver stickers and the silver embossing powder I used, this card was a challenge to photograph! So, please excuse -- things may not appear as they really are. Spooooky! lol

I used both the inspiration of the black pumpkins and the current TSOT sketch. I chose to make it monochrome black to fit a couple of challenges. Silver was my accent color and ghosts have to be white. I mean, just sayin'. ;-)

Paper:  Bazzill black textured shimmery cs; Neenah index stock, American Crafts Spooky Boo patterned papers
Stamps: Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Spider Web, Making Memories and Pink By Design inside sentiments, Leave Memories siggie stamp
Inks: VersaMark, VersaFine Clair
Dies: Quickutz Squeeze Bats and Ghost, Clear Dollar Tabs and Tags siggie label
Other: JoAnn's silver metal frames, EKS Sticko silver alpha stickers, silver embossing powder

My personal inspiration for making this card was that I had these 3 silver frames I needed/wanted to use and when I saw the sketch, it was on like donkey kong, lol. The base mat was stamped with VersaMark and then silver-heat-embossed. The adorable ghosts and bats were die cut using my old trusty Quickutz Blue Squeeze. Hey, it won't quit working. Actually, I have many little shapes and alphabet fonts for the Squeeze that I do still use.

I cannot even remember how I ended up with these 3 silver metal frames -- maybe they were RAK'd to me. I have trouble visualizing what they would be used for, they are so small. So I am happy to have used them finally. I like pairing silver up with black. For Halloween, I think it works especially well. If I'd had some silver paper, I might have used it for the ghosts. I do have mirror card, but that would have caused blindness to look at it, haha. Wonder how deli paper ghosts would look? I'll have to try that sometime.

Since I used black card stock for my card base, I needed something lighter to stamp sentiments on, so I pulled this tiny black cat face patterned paper from American Crafts. 
On the back of the card, I used more of the American Crafts papers along with my siggie stamp.

Pretty decent card for trying to use older than dirt embellishments. Once I was finally able to focus, I enjoyed creating it. We are supposed to be getting another cool front this weekend and we are hoping some of the allergens will get blown out of here. Tired of Blah!

1.  TSOT Sketch 428 and Photo Inspiration - sketch is shown above
2.  Rainbow Card Challenge #10: Brazenly Black
3.  Crafty Calendar October Challenge: Autumn Colours / Halloween
4.  Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes with Dies -- Bats and ghost are die cuts  

5.  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #85: 31 Days of Halloween -- I stamped and heat-embossed the background on my card front (spider webs).  

6.  Crazy 4 Challenges C4C 505: Focus on Sentiment
7.  Outlawz Color Tuesday Challenge Oct. 8-21: Monochrome -- I chose Black
8.  ABMTTC #101: Always AG
9.  Simply Create Too Challenge #154: AG + Opt. Spooky/Scary -- I've played the option
10. Aud Sentiments Challenge #237: Halloween/Fall + A Sentiment
11. TTCRD Oct. 8-14: AG
12. Catch the Bug Oct. 5-12: October AG
13. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #68: AG
14. Your Scrapbook Place October Challenge: Always AG
15. 613 Avenue Create Challenge #226: AG + Opt. Spotlight Tech -- I did NOT play the option.

Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of the week! xoxo


Lozzy said...

love what you have created xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous, Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.x

Mia said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Calendar. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Mia {My Blog}

Heather said...

So fun - love these ghosts, and that silver looks amazing against the textured black! Great take on our sketch! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Jean said...

Fabulous creation , Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create, good luck ! Kraftyjean DT

Laurie said...

Super cute Halloween card! Love the silver embossed spider webs. Boo-tiful!! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge.

Meggymay said...

I have been having a catch up tonight, your art projects all look fantastic. I love this Halloween card and how you used that cute ghost image.
Yvonne xx

Donna Scholz said...

Absolutely LOVE your card, Aimeslee!!!! Super idea to use silver heat embossing, and the little ghosts are perfect for all the details of your card front. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

ionabunny said...

Cool. Love the silver spider web and the ghosties. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

~ginny said...

Aimeslee, thank you so much for sharing your project with us! I really like this spider web embossed on that texture of the card stock- wow! Very cool! Then adding the silver frames and the BOO - adds a layer of elegance! Neat card!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
RubberMAD (

Marjolein said...

Lovely spooky card! I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining TSOT! Marjolein

Fiona said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly but there's certainly nothing Blah about your card - it's fabulous - thanks for joining us at TSOT this week.

Chana Malkah said...

This is a very "on the nose" Halloween creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge
A Place To Start Challenge

LeAnne said...

Very cute! Congrats on your TSOT win, well-deserved!

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Gorgeous card and I love that it's decorated inside and out. Those ghosts are adorable! Thanks so much for entering the Aud Sentiments Challenge. Jenny DT x

Andree said...

A fabulous card. Super cobwebs and great details.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

Helen said...

A great Halloween card, Aimeslee! I love the shiny frames around the letters! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS - Dies this month!

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Rainbow Card Challenge this time and good luck :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wonderful card, Aimeslee! Love all of the elements you used, from the frames to the white ghosts! Yes, they have to be white. Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Rainbow Card challenge!

sue t. said...

Such a fun and spooky card! Hope you are feeling better! Thanks for joining us in our "black" challenge this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge!