Monday, September 03, 2012

Boo to You

Today's SCS CAS challenge is  (CAS186) - use fabric.  I don't have any pieces of fabric ... but I do have a small stash of felt squares (black, red and green).  It took me a little while to come up with an idea ... originally I was going to make a card with red felt rolled roses ... but I really wanted to do something a little different, so I decided to use the black felt and make a Halloween card.  It isn't common to give Halloween cards here ... in fact, I have never done it.  But the Children's hospital is asking for Halloween cards for the kids to give to each other, so I thought this card would make some child smile.  I hope it makes you smile too ... it's definitely not very scary! :)

I like the texture from the felt ... it definitely makes it different than using black cardstock.  I ran my fingernail along the letters to try to create a rough edge and show more of the "fuzz" from the felt.  Hopefully you can see that in the photo below.  This card also qualifies for  TLC391 challenge - no stamping.

"Boo to You"

Paper:  Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Sahara Sand (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Black felt, Big Shot, Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Branch Tree die, Bubble Alphabet die (C.C. Designs), small googley eyes, sponges, glue

Used a home-made, randomly-sized scallop template to sponge cloud formations from Basic Gray ink.  Filled in the white blank spots with Sahara Sand ink and then lightly sponged more Basic Gray ink over the whole piece.  Made two panels (card front and inside panel).


Anonymous said...

ACK! LOVE your adorable Halloween card!!! Your tree looks so CUTE with the googly eyes! Ther felt looks perfect Loll!

Carole said...

Scary the googly-squiggly eyes.

denmo said...

Scary tree! love this..tfs..denise

nwilliams6 said...

How fun! I love your tree with eyes - I am going to try that. I love how you used black felt - really gives this card really great Halloween look! Fun, fun, fun!

Norma said...

OMG! this is so CUTE and scary at the same time and love it:) I subscribe via email just had to stop by and comment:) Love your cards!!