Saturday, August 18, 2012
Wrapped up in fall!
Hello! I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start! I have my upline Stampin' Up meeting today, so my morning will be full of crafty fun!
I really got into the fall theme for our latest stamp club meeting! All three cards featured goodies from the Holiday Catalog and were perfect for fall!
I don't normally do a whole lot of creating with Halloween but the Googly Ghouls stamp set (also part of the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle) was just too cute! The bundle is perfect for making little treat bags so I made sure I put it on my preorder. When I saw the adorable mummy card at Robyn's Stamping Hood , I knew I had to CASE it!
The 'wrapped' background is an easy technique but looks so awesome. I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock in the size that I wanted the layer (sorry, didn't write down the measurements...). I cut 3 strips about 1" wide and the same length of the layer with the paper trimmer. Then I did some very unscientific or mathematical cutting. Just make sure that the one side is wider than the other. Hope that makes sense. This does not have to be even and actually looks better when it's a little wavy. Before adhering the 'wraps', I inked all of the edges with basic black ink, then alternated the strips onto the layer. The rest was pretty basic. Don't you just love the little googly eyes (or is that just the preschool teacher coming out?)!
Thanks once again for stopping by and I hope you find some time to be crafty this weekend!
Card Recipe: Cardstock-whisper white, basic black, pumpkin pie, Ink-basic black, stazon black, Stamp Set-Googly Ghouls, Accessories-lots of punches: word window, modern label, scallop circle, and 1 3/4" circle, googlies, basic black scallop dots ribbon