Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Hello and happy Tuesday to you all! Today starts a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This week, we have an ABC challenge for you: Use something on your card or project that starts with the letters A, B, and C. (make sure to tell us what you used, in case it's not obvious to us! ☺)  Since it's the start of a new school year, most would probably make something with a school theme. Not me. Check it:

 Here's the inside:

Here are my A,B,C's: A - apparition, B- bat, C- cemetery. No school theme for me, thank you very much. Yep, it's getting on towards Halloween, and since it is my favorite holiday, I'm in "Halloween card making mode"! I did a bit of masking and used Distress Inks for the night sky. Before taking off the circle mask, I smeared some Frost White ink on my craft mat, dripped some Pearl Glimmer Mist into it and swirled it into the white using a paint brush. Then I just flicked that onto my background to make stars. LOVED how that turned out! The rest was just stamping, shading, fussy cutting/die cutting and adhering to complete my spooky little scene. On the inside I used some purple scrap, inked the edges with black soot, and stamped the sentiment. I think what took the most time in making this card was fussy cutting that fence. OY! But it was worth it! 

 (Here's another pic, just because!)

Oh, and what helped me out a lot was knowing what kind of card I wanted to make. I knew I wanted to make a Halloween card, so I Googled "Halloween words starting with the letter A". Seriously, there were a bunch of links for this, and they all had words for the entire alphabet on them! Score! Made figuring out my A,B,C's soooo much easier! LOL!

So, now it's your turn! Ready to make an A,B,C themed card or project? Of course you are! Just be sure to link it up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire your creative genius! Please be sure to stop by my teammies' blogs and leave them some love! I hope that you all have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Halloweenies; BoBunny - Mr. Bones (goodies from the fabulous Donna!); Studio G - VC0041 (tombstone)
Ink: Ranger DI - Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Staz On - Jet Black; Clear Snap - Frost White
CS: Recollections (black); Darice (white); scraps
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Std. Sm Circle Nesties; Taylored Expressions - grass border die; Spectrum Noir BG3 marker; vellum scrap; Tattered Angels - Pearl Glimmer Mist; paintbrush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape; Glue Dots; Tombow - re-positional tape tunner


Leslie Hanna said...

And here I was going to be impressed with your choice of Apparition for the A. Google to the rescue! :)

I cannot BELIEVE you cut out that fence. I'm tired just thinking about it, but it IS lovely, er ... spooky.

Audrey Pettit said...

Haha, I was wondering how you came up with that A for apparition bit! Google to the rescue!
Seriously uh-dorable card, Chris! LOVE the masked moon and the purple starry sky background. And WOW on the fence fussy cutting!

lauren bergold said...

god bless, google, missus!!! :) love, love, LOVE this amazingly fab halloween card! you've not only got me feelin' all halloweenie now, i kind of want to stamp and mask and things, too! holy wow! :) :) :)

Chana Malkah said...

You definitely rocked this! I am a fussy cutter, but I would not have done that fence! YGG!

Lindsey said...

Back to school, pffft. Why do that when you can rock Halloween? :D Love your creative ABCs and this card.

Unknown said...

Fantastic, Chris!! Your ABC's on this card are Awesome! Love your shimmery background!! XOXO-Shari

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fun Halloween card, the ghost is so cute!

Warm hugs

Donna said...

Halloween is so much more fun than back to school!
You fussy cut that fence....pffffft....you have patience AND skillz!!!
Love the spooky apparition

Carol L said...

Fun card for Halloween, and I love those flicked-on stars! Great look!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, I tried to guess you ABC but only got 2 out of 3

Jessi Fogan said...

Google is awesome. So is that fence - fussy cutting, oy - but SO worth all the fiddly. And now I really need to go pull out some Halloween goodies!

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