Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trick or Treat Pocket Card

I made this card using images from a digital collage sheet I downloaded from the SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW site.  Their challenge was to use elements from this collage in your entry.  I decided to make a pocket card.   
Here are the details:
1.  For the base I cut a piece of black cardstock slightly smaller than 4.24" x 5.5" and stamped spiderwebs all over the top two thirds.  I used a Tim Holtz spiderweb stamp (http://www.timholtz.com/), Versamark and white embossing powder.
2.  Next I cut a piece of designer paper the width of my base sheet and then hand cut the diamond edge at the top.  Using my tape gun, I adhered the designer paper to the black paper on the bottom and sides, leaving the top open for the pocket.
3.  The purple frame is an element from the collage sheet.  I added the "Trick or Treat" sentiment with a stamp, Versamark and black embossing powder.
4.  I created the three "brads" to the left of the frame using elements from the collage sheet.  I didn't like the colors of the brad/gem elements provided so I created my own by punching circles from the flower and clover collage images.  Then I added Glossy Accents to give them dimension.
5.  Next I worked on the tag.  This was a black cardstock/metal rim tag I'd had in my stash.  I added more spiderwebs to the top and then used the spooky boy, "Boo" tag, piece of green border and the purple spider from the collage sheet.  I added Glossy Accents to the spider's body and legs and when it was dry, fussy cut it out and attached it to the boy's head.  I also added green Stickle eyes to the spider.
6.  I cropped the boy figure down and cut his hands so he could "hold" the tag.  All the pieces were glued to the tag with GA and a glue stick.  I added the little fiber piece to the tag and did some highlights on the boys sleeves with white watercolor pencil.  His buttons are green Stickles.
7.  I broke open my brand new package of ivory seam binding to make the matching tag ribbon.  I took bright green ink and rubbed along the seam binding.  Then using a checkered stamp and Black Archival ink, I stamped the design on top.  Let it all dry for a few minutes then added it to the tag.
8.  Finally I adhered the the base to a piece of purple card stock that I had cut in half and scored at 4.25" x 5.5", leaving equal edges of the purple showing above and below the base.

It's a little hard to see the spider in the photo (because of the glossiness) but he's there just peeking over the diamond edge of the pocket.  And when you pull the tag up, you get the surprise "Boo" of the creepy little guy upon whom the spider sits!

This card is entered into the following Challenges:


Beth said...

Love the tag! We'll done!

PaulaJ said...

adorable pocket card! love it!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is so disgusting! And I mean that in the nicest way! That spider on his head is the creepiest thing I've ever seen. Very cool tag card. I love all of the detail! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. See you again soon.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how this turned out. Perfect Holtz Halloween look.

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous Halloween card Cyndi, love the it.

Many thanks for joining the fun at Cupcake.

Warm hugs

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i love this .. what gorgeous colours and i love the spiders web paper
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Nancy said...

Very cool!!

Patricia said...

Just perfect!
Greetz Patricia

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks great, Cindy! Love that web and the purple/green are fantastic against the B&W.

Paper Squirrel said...

Super spooky!! Creepy crawlies + ghoulish little boy + eerie colors = one great Halloween card! Love the way you customized the ribbon!!

Cec said...

Fabulous card and great use of the Plumrose Lane elements. I love the matching ribbon and the colour goes so well with that goulish boy's skin. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti P. said...

You are so creative (and love all of your detailed explanation). You used the Plumrose Lane sheet to the utmost. Your matching ribbon is so pretty. I am really impressed by the spider just peeking out, great design. Thanks for playing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

Patti SCH/DT

PsyPenguin said...

This is a really cool card! I love the colour and the little boy on the tag is wonderfully creepy.

Donna said...

A really fab spooky treat card and perfect added detail! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Margaret said...

Definitely a spooky card! I love the way you have utilised your kit. I would never have thought to create the diamond top to the paper. Well done :o)

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)

Vicki Romaine said...

Great card. I love that webby background and the green is a great addition. Thanks for joining the Halloween challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Amanda R said...

Great card, very creepy! Thanks for playing along this week at LCI!

Sarah said...

Very colourful and bright - great Halloween colours and image!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful piece, love the color combination.

marsha said...

This is just sensational! I love the design paper you chose and all those creepy spider webs! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

Pami said...

This is wonderful, love the paper and colours, really effective. Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week. Pami x

Plumrose Lane said...

What a darling creation and the added tag is just too fabulous! Thanks so much for participating ~

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love a good pocket card, and this one is BETTER than good-- it's brilliant! You've managed a perfect balance of cute and dramatic, and the color pallet is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining GM22!