Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Belli Challenge Wednesday - #74 Fall or Halloween theme

This week's Belli Challenge is to create something with a Fall or Halloween theme. We have a great sponsor for this challenge - Creative Cuts and More. Creative Cuts & More is a leader in the die-cutting industry. They have a huge variety of bags, boxes, cards and shapes, that are offered in chipboard, acetate, felt, foam, shrink plastic, velvet paper and name-brand card stock including Bazzill Basics, Bazzill Bling, Stardream, Curious, and DoubleMates. They provided the Creative Belli Challenge design team with our choice of die cuts, and we all had a lot of fun playing with them! You really need to check out some of the other girls' projects - they're terrific!

For my card, I selected the Arch Window card in orange Bazzill Textured card stock and the Velvet Paper Witch on Broom die cut. I started by adhering a layer of acetate on the inside of the window (which makes it hard to get a good photo....), then I placed the moon and witch where I wanted them and adhered them to the shimmery blue paper background. The background was cut a little larger than the acetate sheet and adhered behind it. The moon is a 1 1/2" circle cut from Papertrey Ink Gold card stock. For the sky background, I used a sheet of Slate Blue Millennium Paper from Japan from Marco's Paper (sorry, I can't find it on their site, so they may not carry it anymore).

For my sentiment, I used a stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, but only stamped the first line of it for the card front. I cut that out using a Spellbinder's Double Ended tag die, and airbrushed the background of it using a pale yellow Copic marker. The black pearls are from Kaisercraft.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the second line of the sentiment and cut it out using a Stampin' Up! word window punch, then layered that on a piece of the Millennium Paper that was cut out using the Modern Label punch from SU!. I stamped the second sentiment, from Repeat Impressions, directly on the card liner.

To add a bit of shimmer, I went over the sentiment on the front and the 'Ride it!' on the inside with a Pitch Black Copic Spica pen.

Be sure to go to the Belli Blog to view all the great projects for this week's challenge. While you're there, check out the prize that our sponsor, Creative Cuts and More is providing for this week's challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Holly said...

I love this spooky card!!! The acetate actually enhances this picture, making this scene all the more spookier. :-)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Too cute, Robin. Love the use of the different label punches. An adorable card.

Chrissy D said...

Robin- this card is WICKEDLY fun! I love the scene you created. Perfect for Halloween!

Fern said...

Robin, this is too cute... Love your the little scene through the window. And the sentiment is so fun... I love it!!!

Joanne Travis said...

What an awesome Halloween card! Love the window.

Steph Zerbe said...

Too funny! Love the sentiment!! Great job.

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cool, Robin...the witch looks awesome and I love how you used the acetate!!!! This is one FABULOUS Halloween card!!!!

Dani said...

LOL! This is awesome! The acetate is a perfect touch for the window and that sentiment is hilarious!

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW -- you killed this challenge Robin. The whole card is fab. AND is it my imagination or is that KKB's profile I see on that huffy broom???

Ceal said...

I love your card Robin, looks like she is riding through the clouds

jdmommy said...

Robin, This sentiment is such fun! I love the witch and moon outside the acetate window.....great job!! I just love this Halloween card!!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Robin - this is fabulous!!! What a cool halloween card!!! Love this window idea - very clever!!! Hugs ~S~

Anne said...

Oh my gosh, what fun this is!! I love how you used this window die cut Robin!! Perfect idea to make it a spooky Halloween night outside the window!! Hilarious sentiment, love it!!