The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, September 30, 2011

Gettin' Spooky for Friends with Flair

Newsflash!

We interrupt this Friends with Flair post for an important announcement:

To commemorate my 3ooth blog post (which I just noticed was yesterday!) and to celebrate World Card Making Day (which kicks off bright and early tomorrow), I figured it's time for a GIVEAWAY!! Check back tomorrow, that's October 1, for the whole scoop.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled FWF programming.

Welcome to Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop! Check the Unity Stamp Co. blog for hop details and a full list of today's participants.

Today I'm sharing a one-layer Halloween card that I made using the chandelier from the Regal Greetings set from {ippity} by Unity.

I shabbied this up with some black ink sponged around the edges for a creepy Victorian look and drew in a spider web background. 'Cuz you know no one (with any substance, at least {wink}) has been around to dust those chandeliers in that old haunted house for quite some time! Anyway, I drew the web with a Sakura Glaze pen from my blogging buddy Jessi (thanks, friend!), dusted it with clear embossing powder, and heat embossed it for extra dimension.

A three-dimensional "Spooky" sticker from Anna Griffin and some black crochet string was all I needed to finish off this easy OLC!

I'm entering this Spooky creation in these challenges:
Well, I hope you have a fabulous weekend! My family has lots of fun stuff going on, and I am definitely hoping to get in some World Card Making Day crafting time. Be sure to peek in tomorrow for the details on my celebratory giveaway: sharing my bliss one little slice at a time!

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: {ippity} Regal Greetings
Paper: PTI kraft CS
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Accessories: sponge, Sakura Glaze pen, clear EP, heat tool, black crochet thread, three-dimensional sticker from Esmerelda collection by Anna Griffin
Techniques: sponging, one-layer card, embossing

40 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Emily, this is soooo cool, and how talented are you to draw that web by hand! Love the inking! Fabulous one layer card! Just love it!

jennifer mitten said...

Love this - that chandelier is one of my all-time faves!

Bonita Rose said...

very classy.. I love what you did here!

wearestampers said...

You did an amazing job on the spider web Emily!! I thought it was an embossing folder!! Love the way you stamped the chandelier to make it fade out! Wonderful!! Have a fabulous weekend!
Pam

~amy~ said...

love love love...the chandies...the web...the pop of orange and cool font! Perfect!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This is SO cute!! It's a really fun card and I love the spider web!!

Laurel said...

Fabulous card!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card. I never would have thought to use the chandelier on a Halloween card.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

You are so clever to use a chandelier for a Halloween card!!! Why didn't I think of that? LOL! I have several chandelier images and it never crossed my mind. I love the black on kraft with the pop of orange on your sentiment, Em. Great card! :)

Jen said...

This is so cool! I love it.

jackie 4124 said...

The spider web looks amazing on this card. Great job

Anita said...

Fabulous card Emily and I really like the way you made the cobweb.

Debbie Carriere said...

Emily, this is pure awesomeness!! Love that web. Thank you so much for your kind words re my hubby's grandfather :). Hope you are well!

lisa arana said...

spooky and oh so cool.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

what a fun way to add a web to your card!!!

chickadee3357 said...

The web is way cool! Awesome card!! May need to case this!

Jingle said...

This is just fabulous! I love that web!

Ruby said...

Emily this is a gorgeous card.

Linda said...

Nice card my friend

Roslyn said...

A very spooky card! Love the spider web!

Lindsey said...

Love how you off-stamped some of the chandeliers to add to the spookiness. The spiderweb is an awesome addition. An altogether perfectly spooky card!

Linda R. said...

That is such a great card. I love it..

Hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

Oh dear... I've never consider a chandelier before...but you might have just changed my mind! Congrats on your 300th blog post :)

sharon g said...

LOVE Halloween. Love your card!!

Aleks said...

Great card! I loooove the wet embossed spider web!

Benzi said...

Emily, a very haunting card and what a great job with the web. I hope I can remember to try that sometime.

shuggy said...

so cute!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Emily :-) I love the chandeliers and the way you did the spooky sentiment ,,, simple and stunning ! :-)


thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Kathleen said...

Fab card, I love the spider web, its so effective!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
Hugs Kat xx

StampinCathy said...

This is one fabulous halloween card. I love how you did the web and the stamps. Thanks for playing along at ATU!

Meg said...

Wow, very cool spider web! Looks so great with the spooky chandeliers!

Anne Tussing said...

I totally LOVE the web you made:)

SHartl said...

Love how you made your Halloween card in an artistic, rather than cute style! Great use of those chandeliers!

lynn said...

LOVE this shabby card, emily!! happy wcmd!

nise said...

Another GREAT halloween card! Love that spider web and sure do appreciate you telling HOW you created it. Never would have thought to emboss my glaze pens marks. Thank you!

Bonnie said...

Wow! I love that spider web and teh spooky chandeliers!

onecraftymama said...

That web! I have GOT to try that - I'm always scared to get too fancy with the glaze pens, since my main talent with them is smearing everything everywhere.
I never would have pictured the chandeliers as a Halloween accessory, but you've rocked it. They're perfect!

Sue Lelli said...

THIS is my FAV of all times Halloween card! LOVE the cobweb and the chandeliers! FAB card, Emily!

Rona said...

Great card - love the spider web you drew on!! and those chandeliers have never looked spookier!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is AMAZING, Emily! I love your clear embossed and hand-drawn spider web to those chandeliers. It has a gorgeous effect! And am I really that far behind in my blog surfing? Yikes!