Welcome to another edition of the Creation Station blog hop! This time we're featuring the set "Fall Fest" and our theme is Halloween. Since I don't have that stamp set and I don't own any current Halloween stamps, I've had to improvise--but isn't that what creativity is all about??
The only Halloweeny stamp I have is one from the "Mingle All The Way" stamp set. I colored the stamp with Tangerine Tango and Basic Black markers to get a two-color image. I cut the image with one of the circles from the Circles Framelits Collection and punched the Tangerine Tango mat with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch. I used a panel from the "Flowerpot" DSP pack for an accent and tied a piece of Calypso Coral seam binding onto the front of the card. Cute, huh?
Since Halloween is such a fun holiday, I wanted the inside of the card to be fun, so I pulled out all the stops!
I strung a bunch of bats inside the card! When you open the striped flap, the bats "fly" across the card. To cover the hole I made in the circle, I added an extra bat--it makes me think of a bat flying across a full moon. The greeting is from the "Good Greetings" hostess set (available through the end of October with a $300 order or workshop).
Here's how to make the bat using the Elegant Butterfly punch. First, punch the butterfly as usual. Then, attach it to a post-it note to use as a handle. Then, put it back into the punch like this and punch again.
|(Elegant Butterfly Punch used to make a bat!)|
|(Card Stock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango; Accessories: Circle Card Thinlits Die Elegant Butterfly Punch, Zig Zag Embossing Folder, Basic Gray Baker's Twine, 2-1/2" Circle Punch)|
I hope you enjoyed my improvisational creativity. Use the "back" and "next" buttons to continue hopping along the Creation Station blog. I know you're going to be amazed by the creations the design team has come up with!!