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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

October Means Halloween

Ack! What happened? What did I miss? A calendar page has been turned from September to October. I swear I had another week and a half before the month ended. WOW! But that means Halloween is nearing and I'm the Halloween Queen in this household. If my energy holds out this week, I'll have the house decorated; I think I have more Halloween treasures than Christmas treasures, including a snarly tree.

So I spent the evening making a Halloween card.

I used three PoppyStamps' dies . . . the Stitched Square Layers, the Shaker Square Frames, and Hip Halloween (sentiment). A piece of black card stock was covered with cat eyes' washi tape and cut with the square layer die. Random colors of sequins were placed on the square layer (4" square) and then a piece of acetate was adhered to the backside of the outside shaker square frame die cut (4-1/4" square -- Brilliance card stock in Matte Gold Foil) and adhered to the layered square. On top of the acetate and inside the outside frame die cut, the thin inside frame was inset. A scrap of halloween paper from last year was cut to 4-3/4" square and placed square to the lower left corner of the base card (5" wide x 6-1/4" tall). The shaker square was offset to the upper right of the base card. The sentiment was die cut twice; once in black and once in gold to use as a shadow; the two pieces were adhered together with a fine tip point of a liquid adhesive and then glued to the card front. Another piece of the cat eyes' washi tape adhered to black card stock was used to punch one of the spiders out. The second one was punched from black card stick; a gold glitter pen was used to mark the eyes and Glossy Accents was applied to the body. Glossy Accents was also used on the decorated paper; where the arch looks darker is where I applied Glossy Accents to give a little more dimension to the graphic design. The base card is made from So Silk card stock in Black Style.

This is my second Halloween card. I think I had better get busy! This month will be full of Halloween and Christmas projects.

I've also been playing around with the Penny Black shadow stamps. I'm still working on what works and what doesn't work.

Thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon!

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