Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Another Spooky Halloween Card -Third Coast Rubber Stamps

Hi Everyone,
More Spooky Halloween action today.  I will keep the Halloween cards coming for the next few weeks.  Just for the fun of it!  Tomorrow I will be hopping on a plane and flying down to sunny Florida with my stamping buddy, Chris.  We will be taking a nice long weekend and having some fun in the sun.  We are going to hang out with Chris' mom.  There should be plenty of stamping fun!  Okay, on with today's card.
I used a pretty scary stamp from Third Coast Rubber Stamp called Cat Gargoyle.  Check out all the new Halloween stamps here.   Now, I was thinking that a gargoyle should sit on top of a wall.  I used an embossing folder to simulate a brick wall.  Take a look.

  1. Stamps: Halloween New Release Gargoyle – Third Coast Rubber Stamps; Alphabet stamps from Scrappy Cat.  
  2. Card Stock: Blueberry from Martha Stewart; Metallic Gray from DCWV; White from Staples.
  3. Ink: Distress Inks-Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Forest Moss from Ranger; Jet Black from Stazon.
  4. Embellishments: Black Tulle; Green Woven Ribbon from Offray.
  5. Other: Cuttlebug Machine; Gridlock Tim Holtz Texture Fade Embossing Folder; distressing tool from Ranger; Fabri-Tac glue. 

Make a top fold card from Metallic Gray CS and layer with Blueberry CS.  Stamp the image on White CS and watercolor with distress inks listed using a wet brush. Distress edges and background with Distressing tool to completely cover white CS using the same ink colors.  Dry emboss with the Gridlock Texture Fade.  Do a little more distressing with the Distress inks.   Attach the stamped piece to card front.  Stamp the letters b, o, and o in black ink. Distress (with Distress inks) and cut out.  Attached the word “BOO” to the card front with dimensional adhesive.     Cut a strip of Black tulle five inches wide and 20 inches long.  Run some gathering stitches down one long edge.  Pull up gathers to fit the width of the card top edge.  Glue the tulle to the card front using Fabri-Tac glue.  Wrap the ribbon around card covering the edge of the tulle and tie ribbon in a bow.  Fold tulle over leaving 2 inches showing at top of card.  Secure the tulle on the back of card using the Fabri-Tac Glue.  Cut a strip of ribbon (or paper) and glue to back of card to cover glued edge of tulle. 

So what do you think of that crazy poof of tulle?  It just seemed to happen on its own.  Strange.   Here is a look at the inside.  The sentiment on the inside is from Stampin' Up.

There is plenty more Third Coast Rubber Inspiration over at the new Third Coast Rubber Design Team Blog.  Check it out!!!
Have a great day and stop by tomorrow for the Stampsmith Challenge.  I will schedule my post so you won't miss a thing while I am out of town.  Love ya.


  1. Wow Karen is is different! it's beautiful love the image and the background is stunning:) Sandra H

  2. Oh what a spooky image but a terrific card. Love the tulle out the top Karen. Have a wonderful weekend away. I am a tad jealous...I would love to hop on a plane a fly to brother lives there.

  3. Veeeeery Halloweeeen beautiful!


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