Sunday, October 6, 2013

Graveyard Spirits

This card turned out totally different than I planned...guess sometimes plans go awry, in a good way!
I made this card for the Hobbycutz Challenge. We have a wonderful sponsor who provided the Design Team with beautiful digital papers...
The challenge is:

I used the BMD papers for the background and the skulls. You can actually get some awesome freebies at check it out, by all means!
 I cut the skulls and headstone on my Cricut using a CTMH cartridge.  I always ink the edges of cut images from the back with a sponge, so no white cut edges show. While doing this, I discovered the skulls left some cool "ghostly" images on my desk pad. "Hey!" I thought, "This would look cool on my card!".
Thus the spirits of the couple,
 whose skulls didn't make it into their sad.
I used Hobbycutz' wooden fence, embossing it with silver powder, burning it in spots. To make the ghostly "smoke", I used the small fancy flourish, inking it with Black Soot Distress Ink and shining it up with Stickles.
 I also used a stamp by Kaisercraft to give the headstone some texture.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Enjoy the Halloween Challenge and might win! I do comment on some of the entries, and would absolutely love to see my follower's cards. Let me know if you enter so I can check out you work...leave me a comment at the end of this blog post.
Enjoy the Journey,


  1. This is a spookey card ;-). But I love the background colors.

    Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.

    Hugs, Keti (DT)

  2. Fabulous card but alas it cannot be counted in the Artful Times Challenge as it does not meet the criteria.
    Neet xx

  3. Hi, Bev: We are so glad you joined us for our Fall Challenge at Simply Create Too. Your entry is very cute--hope you join us again soon! PS. Lily is very cute too!

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  4. I love the images the skulls left after inking too...and it's great that you saw that on your desk pad. You just never know where you're going to find inspirations!
    Thanks for sharing your great card with us in our Halloween Colors challenge this week at HIMCR....good luck!
    Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts
    My Blog Candy

  5. This card is very spooky! I luv it! I like the special touch you put on the skulls. Very Cool!

  6. Beautiful and scare Halloween card )) Gorgeous laser cut with touch of sparkles on it. And love how you play with paints.

  7. Thanks for playing our fall challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT!

  8. Whatever your intention this card turned out FAB! Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

  9. Such a perfect creation! I like the colors you use and your Hallowen-Fall scene which you made.
    Thank you so much for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši"
    Hugs, Andreja

  10. Great work and loving the texture on the fence. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

  11. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  12. wow love the die cuts you have used for this. Great colors.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o)

  13. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Fab spooky Halloween card. Thanks for sharing with us in our Fall/Autumn Challenge at Simply Create Too. Hugs, Gale DT

  15. I love the ghosted skulls! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin Mamas!
    Hugs, Adina

  16. A great halloween card, love your ghostly spirits. Thank you for linking to Country View Challenges 'Something Spooky' theme.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


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