Saturday 25 October 2014


Hey Everyone,

hope you are all good.
I am still not well, but much better than yesterday. And as my girls are at a soccer game with half the family I grabbed the chance to create another card today. I haven't done much crafting last week, with the girls home from school while I had to work.

Inspiration for this card struck me two days ago at Ikea. We went there to finally buy a carpet for the kitchen table. The floor is so cold there, because there's no basement under that part of the house, and we're all suffering from cold feet with every meal. When we were already on our way back out, my girls found a Halloween lantern they absolutely wanted, which inspired me to my card. I put it on the picture, hope you can see it well enough.

Over here in Germany, Halloween is no holiday that anyone sends cards for, therefore I hardly ever make any Halloween cards. Which is a pity, because I really like all the cute spooky Halloween stamp sets and papers out there. But I just don't see much sense in creating cards that will never reach any recipient. 

Anyway, this cute lantern really made me want to create a creepy eyes card. I chose a black card base and a panel of orange cardstock. Then I cut another panel from vellum, embossed it with my beloved spider's web embossing folder and adhered it all together, making sure to use adhesive on the vellum only where it would be hidden.

Then I cut myself a stencil for the eyes, applied Versamark ink through the stencil and heat embossed them in white. That didn't turn out as neat as I would have liked, so I used a white gel pen to touch up some (many) spots. 
Then I chose some lilac cardstock, die cut a Boo with my Tim Holtz Alphabetical die, added a few highlights with the gel pen and adhered it to the black panel so the letters overhang a bit. Then I added the panel to the prepared card.

I also created a matching orange envelope with my envelope punch board and embossed another pair of creepy white eyes on the inside as a surprise.

Hope you have a great week-end

Creative Friday: #114 Halloween
Addicted to CAS: #50 Vellum
Freshly made Sketches: #159
Fusion Card Challenge: Halloween


  1. A fabulous Halloween card Ela - love the embossed spiders web! Thank you for joining in the ATCAS Vellum challenge!

  2. Cute! I love that spider web background! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  3. What a fun card! The spider web is a fab background for the cool central image. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Love the embossed web on the vellum its amazing and all of those eyes are just so much fun. So glad you could join us for our vellum challenged at ATCAS and do hope to see you again.


  5. I love how this came together - with the creepy eyes, the spider web and the little "boo"! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. Eine tolle Halloweenkarte! Danke für deine Teilnahme bei creative friday!

  7. Tolle Sachen. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Creative Friday!

  8. AMAZING colors, lovely addition to the FUSION Gallery of cards, LOVE it, thanks for joining us at FUSION!!!

  9. I hope that you are feeling better! What a fun project!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at FUSION!

  10. How cool is that....great.
    Thanks for joining in our Creative Friday Challenge.
    Bye Scarlett