Thursday, October 2, 2008

Class Project #3

Here is the last project that we'll be doing at my class this Sunday. Just in case you missed them (gasp), you can see the other two projects by clicking here and here. For this card I wanted to stay away from the "expected" Halloween colors. There is definitely orange and black in there, but it's not to over-powering. I decided to go with a neutral card base of SU Kraft cardstock which I ran through the "Swiss Dot" embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

The background behind the main image was brayered with So Saffron and then sponged with Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Elegant Eggplant. After the background was done I just used the "Haunting" wheel with black ink. I really need to start using my wheels more....
To finish it off, I embellished with some of that Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon that Stampin Up just released. LOVE IT!

Here's how I made the bat with my Round Tab Punch.
First I punched half of the design off of black cardstock.
Now, line up the edge of the paper that you just punched so there's just a tiny bit showing through the opening. The little piece that you punch out will be your bat! You can make em' as skinny or as fat as you want.
Super simple!
It looks like a bat right????


Laura Brown said...

Great idea for this card! I'm one of your blog roll sisters.....

Heather said...

I really like this card! I love the muted colors, and other color options for Halloween!

At first when I looked at it I just saw the punch being used, and thought you water colored its outline on I thought WOW what an abstract it is awesome!

Then when I read on down and you showed us how you made the bat I totally got it and felt stupid for not seeing it the first time, but hey I picked out the punch right away!

Great Card! I hope your class goes well! I am sure your gals feel very lucky to have you to learn from!

I also love the use of the new wheel! It totally does not look like a wheel!


Beth Fox said...

I am just amazed at the card and the creative use of the punch! I would never have "seen" a bat in the tag punch! Super!