Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Haunting Home

Tonight is Halloween and so I wanted to post this last Halloween card I made. I am planning to have lots of trick or treaters tonight because of Halloween being on a Saturday night. I often wonder what makes kids decide if they want to come up to the door to get a treat. Both of my grown children still love Halloween and if this wasn't a weekend night my son would be outside our house looking to give the older kids that come to the door a scare. Our house is usually decorated for the occasion but we see some stop look at the house and decide not to come to the door? We are on a hill so it can be a bit of a challenge to get to the front door but we give a lot of treats to those that come. I am hoping for a lot of visitors tonight!

This card made me think of scary houses. This is a SU set from a year or two back. I always like the house and the sentiment. I masked off the image with a circle, sponged on green ink and then sprayed it with Krylon black webbing to give a cobweb look to it. I sponged yellow in side the circle area and then Shimmered it. The moon got gold glitter so that it would stand out from the shimmered back round. I still thought it needed a bit more so I punched out the bats, ran them through my Xyron machine and glittered them black before I popped them up.

Stamps: Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Lovely Lilac, Black, GP White, DP SU (I think)
Inks: SU Green Galore, YoYo Yellow, Going Grey, Lovely Lilac, Versafine Black
Accessories: EK Success Bat Punch, SU Oval Punch, Krylon Webbing Spray, Art Institute Glitter, Misc. Brads, Michaels Ribbon

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween tonight!!!

Trick or Treat,


Peggy said...

This card is so cool. WOW. Execellent job Mary!

mamichelle said...

That's fantastic, Mary!! Hope you got trick-or-treaters. I didn't.