Friday, August 11, 2017

The Eyes Have It

I'm having a hard time getting back to making cards now that I'm home.  We were in California for the past week visiting Dean's oldest son and his family.  It had been a couple years.  Anyway, we had a blast seeing them and did get to play a bit of tourist while there.  Mike, his wife Amy, and our youngest granddaughter Rowan took us to the Hearst Castle!  WOW!  I have oodles of photos on my little Canon camera and do have them downloaded to my computer but that's it.  I'll share some of them later.

But I was over on Pinterest looking at some ideas and thought I should get started on my card class for September.  Will be doing Halloween cards and did order some dies to go with a fun set of ghosts stamp set.  Should have that order in about a week.  But here's a card inspired by one I seen.

The cool tree is from a Host Benefit set (can earn it with a $600 party) called Family Forever. It has 23 stamps! I'll have to make some more cards using this cool set and it does not come up so I took a screen shot of it from our online catalog.  I have to admit, the picture is small.

I started with a base of Black Licorice card stock then layered a smaller piece of Tangerine Fusion card stock.  I stamped the tree using Black Licorice ink and made a bit of ground under it using the Black pencil from our Color Burst set.  I added some Licorice Sparkle Tape to 2 corners.  The die cut Black Licorice Bat and Boo die cuts are part of the Snapshot Frames die set.  (One of my favorite die sets!) I added some Wiggle Eyes to the tree and ta da!  Other products used are glue dots, foam squares, Easy Glide Runner, and the Amaze machine.

What a hoot! I love how this turned out!  Okay, 1 card down and 3 to go!


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