Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Joanne Grzelak our challenge hostess for October, continues to issue the challenges. 

This week Joanne has given us a double challenge. First, you must make a true one-layer card….nothing popped up or embellished. Second, your card must have a Halloween or Thanksgiving theme. 

I am not a fan of making one-layer cards. Don't get me wrong when I see ones that others do I admire them greatly, but I just don't like making them for me! I much prefer to be playing with my dies especially my Pop It Ups dies ... so the first challenge for me was how to make a one-layer card but still get to play with at least one of my Pop it Ups dies. 

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving down here in Australia and to be honest Halloween isn't all that big down here either. I had planned on just making a fall themed card with Thanks on it but when I started playing I didn't like anything I did ... so on to plan b! Make a Halloween card using the Spiral Circle Pull Card and the Halloween Scene die set to create a one layer easel card.

Now of course I was not allowed to added die cuts to my card, then it wouldn't be a true one-layer card. So I die cut the Spiral Circle Pull card in white card, die cut the graveyard from the Halloween Scene die set for photo copy paper. I then used the negative piece of the graveyard photo copy paper piece and air brush the graveyard using my Copic Airbrush.

I then masked the circle area of the pull card as I knew I wanted that to be the moon and airbrushed the rest of the card purple.

I then used the bat, crooked tree, spider and web from the Halloween Scene die set and created stamps using fun foam and stamped them onto my card using black ink.

I also added the stamped "31" and "Happy Halloween to the card using black ink.

This is what the card looks like when it is closed using the closure tabs which are created when you die cut the Spiral Circle Pull Card die. It also reveals another circle .... so another moon! This time I stamped the "Spooky Halloween Greetings" and bat from the Halloween Clear Stamp set.

And here is a look at my card when it is fully open ... just to proof it is truely a one-layer card haha! 

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Halloween Clear Stamps - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White
Dies: Spiral Circle Pull Card; Halloween Scene -  - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Pumice Stone Distress Ink; Copic Air Brush; Copics


Ironlady said...

Fantastic Frances, I love your take on the single layer card.

Vicky Gould said...

Clever, clever card, Frances. Love how you managed to make it pop and still be a one layer...awesome!

Liz Williams said...

Frances, you are the master of folds, and like Vicky said, you can even make a one layer card do magical things. Love the purple on this.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I am always amazed by your cards, Frances, and this one is fab!! You actually did layer!!

Lois said...

You and Liz were on the same "batty" page. This is a very clever card!

Lynn McAuley said...

So beyond awesome, Frances! I love this amazing Halloween design!!

Lynn McAuley said...

So beyond awesome, Frances! I love this amazing Halloween design!!

Wendy Bellino said...

Super "spooky" card!