Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Party Invite- Wicked Spirits

Hey there everyone!  How has your week been so far?  Pretty busy here...just continuing to work on wedding images and album designs.  Loving that fall TV has started!!  Glee, New Girl (which I only caught a couple snippets, but what I did see was FUNNY!  I will definitely start watching this one in full), Parenthood, X Factor, Whitney, Kitchen Nightmares.....I can admit, I kind-of love TV.  Tee hee!

I have a spooky Halloween invite to share with you today!  This is my card for CPS Sketch 236, where we were sponsored by EAD Designs this week.  The vintage cream/black/kraft color combo makes it fit The Shabby Tea Room #80 and Stampotique Designers challenge #38.  The black crow stickers make it fit The Sisterhood of Crafters "For the Birds" challenge.  And the black lace makes it fit the Ribbon Carousel challenge #21 and Pals Paper Art #112.  Here is what I created!!
"Wicked Spirits" supplies: 
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (kraft, vintage cream)
Paper: Echo Park (The Apothecary Emporium 6x6 paper pad)
Vellum: The Paper Company
Doily: Wilton
Stamps: JustRite Stampers (Greetings From Paris, Halloween Mini Sentiments, & You Are The Best sets)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) & Clearsnap (Pigment: dune)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Stickers: EAD Designs (Wicked Spirits set)
Ribbon: May Arts
Twine: Darice Inc.
Button: American Crafts
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Flower: Recollections
Lace: vintage craft supply
Corner Rounder: Marvy Uchida

Instructions:  Make card from kraft cardstock, and distress ink the edges.  Cut spiderweb paper slightly smaller, distress ink the edges, and adhere to the front.  Cut a doily in half, distress ink, and adhere to each side of the card.  Wrap black lace around the bottom.  Round the corners & distress ink the edges of a vintage cream cardstock block.  Stamp the flourish in black ink, and the fleur de lis border in dune pigment ink to it.  Stick the scroll sticker to vellum, cut out, and adhere to the bottom of the stamped cardstock block.  Adhere the entire block to the card front.  Tie a bow from gingham ribbon, and then stitch a button around the middle using twine.  Adhere the bow to the upper left corner of the stamped block, then accent with a skull sticker.  Stamp the sentiment & banner to vintage cream cardstock, cut out, and adhere above the scroll sticker.  Add the crow stickers to the front, then accent with clear jewels and a brown paper flower to finish. 

I love the fact that the "Wicked Spirits" part of the sentiment could be considered your guests, or a yummy beverage that you might serve at the party!  I also like the fact that the card is more elegant and pretty, than sweet and cute.  I love the vintage feel of it, and the muted colors- not a drop of orange or purple in sight!  Tee hee! 

Well, that is everything I have to share with you today!  I hope that you have a great rest of your day! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.

P.S.  I was recognized in a couple of challenges!  Here are the badges! 

30 comments:

  1. This is wickedly awesome! :) Love this Halloween card!

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  2. Wow this is fab-u-lous! Love everything about it!

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  3. Eek! I love this! It is wicked good! :)

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  4. Gosh, you do cards SO well! Everything you do is so beautifully detailed and has a wondeful touch of bling on it. This card is no exception:)

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  5. Your creation is awesome! Great job! Thanks for joining our 'For the Birds' challenge at The Sisterhood.

    Darlene
    1 of the Sistahs

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  6. So cute! I am lovin' the Halloween cards. :)
    Hugs

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  7. Nice card... gorgeous but spooky!

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  8. Wow, such a fabulous card, thanks for playing at RCC.

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  9. Wow Lea. This card is such a treat. All of the spooky elements meld with the shabby ones. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

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  10. Super fab, Lea...Love all the fun, scary accents (that skull is sooo cool) and the beautiful accents as well (that gingham is divine!). All in all...a gorgeous card...as usual! :)

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  11. Wicked love! You are so amazing my friend!! What a fun card!!!

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  12. so pretty! love that checkered bow and black lace. your cards are always lovely. this one is no exception! :)

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  13. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

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  14. This is such a fantastic card... there is so much going on and lots of texture! Wonderful.

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  15. Fabulous take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge # 38.

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  16. WOW, what a gorgeous Halloween card, Lea!

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  17. Ohhh, spooky yet so beautiful! Love the skull, birds, beautiful bow! And just adore the lovely black lace! Take care!!:-))

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  18. Wicked cool! Love it!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  19. Fantastic card!!! Love all the detail. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

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  20. ooohhh!!!!! Wicked AWESOME!!!! LOVE IT Lea!!!Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

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  21. WOW! Your layering is INCREDIBLE! Thanks so much for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

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  22. Fabulous! Love every inch of it. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

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  23. This is such a cool card! Love it!!!

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  24. Lea this card is fabulous! I simply adore how you put it together! Great job!
    Thanks for entering it into our "For the Birds" challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters! Good luck!

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  25. Lea - this card is so great ! fabulous - really !!!!! big hugs Joanna

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  26. Very cool card, love the addition of the aqua eyes! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  27. Brilliant!
    Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

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  28. Lea, this is gorgeous!! You're the TOP SPOOL again this week! Your win will be posted Friday! This really is an awesome card!

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  29. What a whicked cool halloween card! LOVE it!

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  30. Lea, saw your Top Spool card over at Ribbon Carousel, and love it! I had to pop over and look at it more closely. I love everything about it. I was a top spool this week too! OH, and congrats on those other badges you earned, too. :)

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