Monday, August 6, 2012


While checking out various blogs I found this one from CAS-ual Fridays.

My card isn't so much about clouds as it is more about "things that fly" and I thought with Halloween creeping upon us soon that would be a good choice.

I absolutely LOVE this paper, I purchased it last year it's from Memory Box and it's called Blackbird, appropriate don't ya think!
I think the paper is the star of the card, I matted it in a bright yellow and adhered it to a black card base which I had embossed with a spider web folder. The little birds are wooden veneer from Studio Calico (quite inexpensive too).  I "painted" them with a black felt tip marking pen and glued them to the branches on the paper.

The picket fence is from PTI.  Ater die cutting it twice I ran the pieces through a wood grain folder to give it a realistic look, I think it worked, don't you?  Popped the fence up with pop-dots and added the "Happy Halloween" sentiment to a scrap of the same paper and heat embossed in black powder.  This really was a clean & simple card with very little stamping.
Okay, enough of all that, here is my card.

Don't know why the background is blue, my kitchen is white, must be the time of day.  I'd love to hear from  you with your comments about my card,
Thanks for looking.


Virginia L. said...

Beautiful Halloween scene that you created, Nancy! The layering and colors are awesome! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Diane - said...

Nancy WOW! Look at you go girl.
LOVE this card... how spooky. I absolutely LOVE how you ran the fence through the EF...very clever. That paper does do the trick too... very cool. You really went "out on a limb" for this one sister!

Kimberly said...

Nancy - I love that you went Halloweeny on this challenge! LOL! The birds look awesome on the branches. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Christina said...

This is completely fabulous, Nancy! I LOVE Halloween, and this is perfectly creepy and cool. Great use of that paper and the fence die. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!