Authentique Halloween

Our weather this week has been up and down…temperature-wise.  I have been wanting to bake and waiting until heating up the house was actually a good thing.  Anxious to get some of the Halloween ideas done and up on the blog, I decided to start baking “something” – I can’t tell you what it is until I get done it.  I didn’t have a lot of time because I had to run an errand with a friend, but I decided not to waste the time in between putting “something” in the oven and taking it out, so I returned to my workroom to make a few more Halloween cards.  By the time the baking came out of the oven, it was time to go with my friend.  I now find myself back to my computer, but it is after 11pm – this is just how my days go sometimes.  I am finally ready to blog, but no energy left!  You know what that means?  Lots of pictures with just a sprinkle of text!

I used up a few pieces of the My Mind’s Eye Mischievous line from the previous batch of cards – since the colors worked okay – but moved on to using the Authentique Glowing “Luminous” collection, with a little touch of Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows 6″X6″ paper pad.  There were some fun die cuts to add – that’s always a nice part of a collection.  A couple of strips of the paper tape (Tim Holtz), some vintage crepe paper, linen thread, Doodlebug Halloween twine…I hope I’m not forgetting anything – oh wait!  I was talked into buying a Smooch Spritz and I used it on the Broom Rides card, and I really like it.

It you hold it right up to the paper and spray several pumps of it, that will put enough ink on the paper to make it will drip down the card.  You can add a spritz or two of water if needed.

With this card, I added a few “hard” elements.  I’ve had these dominos for-e-v-e-r, and they are  not something I would use for just any project, but it seemed appropriate on this one…for some unknown, random reason which is why I like paper crafting so much – I get to decide on the randomness of my work.  The key was a “found” item and a keeper…until I give the card away!

Next we have the Happy Halloween card.

This is an easy card to execute.  Oh, and I see other supplies – the paper punched border is from Marvy, and the punched box the cat is on is from EK Success.  I am trying to find the stamp I used, but it is buried on my desk.  I think it might be from Memory Box.  (Stamp found, checked and verified…Memory Box.) 

Last time I made cards, I had accordion-pleated a strip of paper, but hadn’t used it on a card.  After all that work, I couldn’t let a perfectly good accordion-pleated strip go to waste, so I pleated, hot glued and added a circle die cut piece to the center – it almost makes her look like “super witch”!


All I can say is that I only have a few minutes until the clock strikes twelve and I’ll turn into a pumpkin.  So until tomorrow, I’ll say “good-night!

P.S.  When I got up the next morning, I went back into the post to realize that my “sprinkling” of text was almost incoherent, so I made a few lot of changes.  Honestly, I had made so many mistakes that I was shocking myself!  What I realized was that I was so tired when I was typing up this post, that all I could think about was putting my head on my pillow!  My apologies to anyone that has already read it and wondered what I was on…self-imposed sleep deprivation can do that to you!  I hope this is a little clearer.

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