Aug 30 2010

Dark & Dreary

Good morning!  (I can still say that although I'm pushing the envelope on how close it is to noon and getting this posted!)  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  They go by fast, don't they? 


On Sunday, I was joined by a great group of gals at our Convention Round Up Demo Meeting!  I always have fun at these and come away so inspired!  It is good to see everyone.  We also do a swap as part of our program and I came away with a lot of really awesome cards!  I'm glad I found the time to make some swaps!

Here is the card I made.  I went with a Halloween theme (of course!)  I used Dark & Dreary…one of the sets that is in the new Holiday Mini coming out on Wednesday!  I've been having a LOT of fun using it AND that new Spider Web Impressions Folder…what do you think about it?  OK, here are the deets!


The base card (cardfront since it was a swap), is Tangerine Tango.  I added a layer of Basic Black that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Spider Web Impressions Folder.  I then used my Sponge Dauber and highlighted parts of the web with Platinum Shimmer Paint to make it stand out.  On the right of the Tangerine Tango, I stamped Treat or Treat, Scary & Sweet from the Grateful Greetings Stamp set.  I love the variety of holiday greetings in this set!  Then I stamped the spider from Stampin' Up!'s Dark & Dreary set and filled in his body with Basic Black marker.  I also drew a line with the marker and a ruler from the top.  I stamped the crow from Dark & Dreary in Basic Black on Whisper White, cut him out and placed him with a Stampin' Dimensional.


For the focal piece, I stamped the candlelabra in Basic Gray on Whisper White and punched it with the new XL Decorative Label Punch (I'm going to ADORE that punch!), then layered it on Basic Black cardstock and then Basic Gray cardstock.   I colored the flames with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker.  Then I stamped the Crow from Dark & Dreary in Basic Black on Whisper White and cut him out.  I placed him in front with a Stampin' Dimensional.  LOVE how that looks!


I was really happy with how my swap card turned out…even doing them LAST MINUTE before the meeting!  As I said, I was glad I found the time because I really did get some awesome swaps back!


I promised several people the template for the Bat Cone I made for the Tour de Freaks this month.  OK…here is the PDF for the Bat Cone treat favor!




Hope you have a wonderful day!

5 People have left comments on this post

Aug 30, 2010 - 12:08:40
Rose Kerry said:

I love your card, Halloween is one of my favorites.  Your spider web came out great!

Aug 30, 2010 - 01:08:44
Dawn said:

Love both of these!!! Great projects and TFS!

Aug 30, 2010 - 04:08:11

I love your card, Connie! The sanded spiderweb piece is so cool, gives it that "spooky" feel. this Bat cone is darling! i'll download the PDF for sure, thanks!!! 🙂

Aug 30, 2010 - 05:08:02
Mindy Gray said:

YOU ROCK GIRL!!!! I so wished I was in town to join you guys for your meeting. I'm sure it was awesome as usual. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us also.

Aug 30, 2010 - 10:08:03

I love the bat cone. He is so cool and I can't wait to try this out for myself. Thank you so much for sharing:)