October 5, 2011

Trick or Treat

Hello my Sassy Lady friends! This is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy and I'm so happy to be here with you today. Apparently fall is upon us, so I figured I might as well embrace it and make a Halloween card. I started by printing a digital image from Tiddly Inks and colored it with my Copics. I actually printed and colored 4 so I was able to knock out several cards in a pretty short period of time. Coloring the image is the most time consuming part, especially since I'm still a beginner in the Copic world.

After I finished coloring I cute each image out using a Spellbinders die. I used a larger size die to cut some coordinating pattern paper to layer my image on.

In this picture you can see the spider webs I cut with my Cricut. The little pieces are pretty delicate so I'd recommend using your spatula when removing the image from your mat.

Next I inked up a large rubber stamp to create a background for my card. I find it easier to place my paper on top of the stamp as opposed to placing the stamp on the paper. I've found that I get a more even impression.

And here's what it looks like after stamping.

I couldn't get a good picture of it, but I did distress the edges of the black piece of cardstock. I adhered two spider webs to the corners of my first layer.

I trimmed a piece of vellum to fit just inside of the black layer. I didn't want to cover the distressed edges. I placed my adhesive just in the area behind my image so it wouldn't be visible. Vellum can be a little tricky to attach and I haven't found an adhesive that doesn't show through, so some creativity is required.

  • Dark Grey and Orange Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
  • Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Mischievous'
  • Vellum: Papertrey Ink
  • Spider Webs: Chic and Scary Cricut Cartridge cut at 2-inches
  • White Ink: Papertrey Ink
  • Ribbon: Stampin Up
  • Tim Holtz distressing tool
Thanks for visiting She's a Sassy Lady today! I hope to see you back here soon, and in the meantime stop by my blog for more fun. Have a great day.


Southernbelle said...

What a fabulous project!

tt.scraps said...

Awesome! I love it!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kate this is a great card. Love the colors you chose and the great tutorial! I just love fall colors and thank you for sharing with us today.

Adele said...

Great card, loved the colours you chose too :)
Thanks for the great instructions.

mforquer said...

Oh Kate - I LOVE the image and how fun!!! Gorgeous - those spiderwebs are perfect behind the vellum! LOVE it!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the spider webs below the vellum.

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, what a wonderful card! TFS!

Dan and Heather said...

This card is as cute as can be. Love the use of velum over the spider web.

Cricut Couple said...

Adorable! I absolutely love it!

GabyCreates.com said...

Great image and cards you created with it.. love the polka dot stamping and I love adding vellum to soften the look too!