..... Hi!! It's time for the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party and this party has a bit of a Halloween theme. Claire wants us to make Halloween cards with a (1) Green colour theme and (2) a Victorian theme, and she also wants us to play with Art Deco in black, white and a pop of colour. Well, how could I resist?
Here's my Green themed Halloween card:
Stamps: WMS - Gracie at Halloween, Hocus Pocus, Midnight Feast, Halloween Party
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Hero Arts - Neon Green; Versamark
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stiched Rectangles #3 & 6; Die-Namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax, Locks and Keys
Accessories: Kaisercraft DP - Pickled Pear; Stampin' Up! Card - Lucky Limeade, Basic Black; Black Embossing Powder; Twine; White Lustre Card
I used the layout from this week's Mojo Monday - MOJO315. I covered the base card with green paper which, if you look closely, has a subtle pattern and some printing too. I then embossed the stitched detail. I cut the green panel and layered it onto some black card, and added a fence and raven too. I die cut the flags from scrap card. I added a border of scalloped black lace. I stamped the witch onto scrap card and embossed, repeatedly, with black powder resulting in a really glossy image which I then cut out. I cut out the white panel and stamped the cauldron and bat before adding the witch. I adhered the panel to some black card and attached it to the card with dimensional tape. I finished the front with a bunch of keys and twine. The inside has a mat of green card and on the white I stamped the fun poem and lots of witches flying by!!
My next card is based on the current Ribbon Reel challenge - RR64 to make an Eerie Elegant card with black, purple and a ribbon. Claire's requirement is that it has a Victorian/Ghostly feel.
Stamps: WMS - Hocus Pocus,The Count, Christmas Opera Tags, All Hallows Eve
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Stazon - Jet Black; Distress - Seedless Preserves; Stampin' Up! - Elegant Eggplant
Dies: Spellbinders/WMS - Opera Tags
Accessories: SU Card - Elegant Eggplant; White Lustre Card; Black Ribbon; Gems
I stamped the spooky tree in Elegant Eggplant directly onto the card base. I stamped The Count in Stazon to ensure that the image was as black as possible and then I fussy cut him out. I stamped the large Christmas Opera tag in purple, die cut it out and added the Halloween medallion in the centre. I punched a hole at the top of the tag and added some ribbon. I attached the tag directly to the card base. I adhered the Count with dimensional tape - giving the appearance of him walking out of the tag. I added a few purple gems to the image. I finished the front with a very simple sentiment. On the inside I cut a mat layer in purple and on the white panel I stamped the Count's very simple request!!
My final card for the PJ Party which features Art Deco images, is a birthday card and I've used this week's layout from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS108.
Stamps: WMS - Big Day - Today, Art Deco Background, Putting on the Ritz
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Hero Arts - Neon Pink
Dies: Spellbinders - Rectangles Lg (S4-132) # 4 & 5
Accessories: SU Card - Basic Black; White Lustre Card; Ribbon
This is the first time I've played with these stamps - they are so, so elegant! I stamped the large Art Deco background directly onto the card base. I due cut the black rectangle and adhered it directly to the card, then I added the black horizontal panel and ribbon. On some white card I stamped the deco frame in neon pink - which really pops against the black and white - and cut it out with a die. I stamped this fun sentiment in the centre - after all birthdays are a time to drink champagne and dance!!! I finished the front with a couple of jewel style tags. I kept the inside ultra clean and simple, with a black mat layer and on the white panel I stamped an elegant birthday wish and some pink corner decals!
I've had lots of fun making these cards. I think that's all my Halloween cards finished now - most will be posted back to the UK; I know it's not really celebrated there much, but it is here!! Now, I'm going to sit back and have a look at everyone else's PJ Party cards.
Before I go, this seems a good opportunity to remind all you Waltzingmouse Fans that we have a new challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics starting tomorrow - please do drop by and play along! See you soon.