Thursday, October 6, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #102 - October 6, 2011 - Happy Halloween


Hi!  I am posting twice today - I don't know if I will have time tomorrow - since I have lots of running around to do.  I saw the inspiration for the Case Study and I started tearing apart my scrappy room - pulling out papers, and Spellbinders, and ribbons.  It looks like a tornado hit!  It will probably take me longer to clean up than it took to make the card : ) !! 

 I hate when I pull out a Spellbinder die and it gets lost under all the pop dots, paper remnants and scraps of ribbons!  I think I've bought the set of standard circles 3 times now!!  I'm thinking about putting a magnet strip somewhere and sticking them to it once I've cut out the shape.  I hate of how many times I've looked through the garbage or my paper recycle bag to see if I threw one out by mistake.  Maybe you've conquered this problem - if so I'd be happy to hear your solution!
See the thing is that sometimes I cut several shapes with the same size die.  For example the card I made today - I knew I wanted a circular image in the center but I wasn't sure which one.  So I wound up inking / coloring, and cutting probably 4 or 5 images before I settled with this one (which by the way was the first one I started with).  So it is easy to loose those little flat dies in the wake of my creativity. 
I hope you like this fun Halloween card.  I had a hard time photographing it because of all the black.  The ribbon is organza so it is shimmery, and I embossed the stamp.   If you'd like to play along this week at teh Play Date Cafe the details are here:   http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/2011/10/play-date-cafe-challenge-pdcc102.html

Supplies Used:  Finished size 5" x 7"
Stamp:  Catslifepress.com
Dies:  Spellbinders - Standard Circles, Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, Picod Edge Circles, Parisian Motifs
Paper:  K&Co.
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart - Iron Gate
Twine:  Martha Stewart
Button:  Bazill Bling!
Embossing Powder :   Zing!Black
Ink:  Ranger/Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress

6 comments:

Maria said...

Wow!!! Just love this card! It's a true beauty with the circle dies, sentiment, paper, and bow! Very lovely, great job!!! Am now a new follower!

Cathy Weber said...

I laughed out loud when I read this post Jeanne. I have lost one of my circles too. This is a great card and so funny that you wound up back with the original circle diecut. Spellbinders should have you on their DT. I have spent so much money on their dies after seeing your beautiful cards and I really mean this.

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your card rocks! Love it all!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Michele Gross said...

Now THAT is a sentiment! Love that dark chocolate wish :) Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Stacy said...

Excellent card!! Love the design and fabulous sentiment. Love the beads also :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe.

Lisa said...

Your card has a gothic vibe to it! Well done with the colors. And your post was so funny! I would love a die storage remedy too!!!