Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz


Hi All!
I'm participating in the Waltz for the first time!!!! Unfortunately, I don't have any WMS sets yet, but I plan to change that very soon.  The new Halloween sets are just too cute to pass up on! Anyway, in keeping with the Halloween theme, I decided to try my hand at  making a Halloween vintage card.  This was actually my first attempt at distressing on my own (I've done it before at make & takes).


I used Kraft cardstock for the base of the card and I stamped some bats all over the background in Versamark Ink.  I stamped the sentiment and pumpkins in black in and colored them in with my Copics.


Then I used some Tim Holtz distressing ink and I applied it with the Ranger Ink Blending Tool.  This gave the card a distressed look and made the bats pop out.  On the pictures, only a few bats show up, but in person, they are all over the card!

Here is the finished piece:


I know that it means summer is over and all, but I just love Halloween!

Thanks for looking and I'm really looking forward to this Waltz!

-Chrissie

18 comments:

  1. Love the shadows of the bats coming through, great distressing.

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  2. Lovely, I love how you took the shabby chic theme to the "darker" side, fun way to celebrate Halloween.

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  3. Great job Chrissie! I love the 'ghost' bats stamped all over - vintage Halloween is my favorite! So glad you could waltz with us!

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  4. Great Halloween card. Hope you win a stamp set! good luck.

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  5. What a wonderful Halloween card Chrissie! The BG paper looks so weathered & Vintagey!

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  6. I like what you've done with the distressing..you did great. Welcome to your first WMS hop too! You'll love the community here.

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  7. Fantastic Vintage Halloween card!

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  8. How fun! Love the distressing! And love the subtle bats!

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  9. Oh, this is AWESOME! I love the bats, and need to try that myself... Great card!! I hear ya, sad that summer's over, but so fun that halloween is right around the corner!

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  10. Great vintage card! Love those subtle bats!

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  11. Oh I love this design! That is some awesome distressing, and what a great idea to stamp the bats in Versamark beforehand! Super cool Halloween card, welcome to your first waltz!

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  12. LOVE the CAS style here -- that distressing is GREAT - you make it look perfect...I would try too hard and have a big mess... GREAT job!!

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  13. Great technique - thanks for joining the waltz!

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  14. heh - thanks for sharing those versamark & distressing tips. absolutely love the little darling pumpkins and you did a fabby job distressing that paper.

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  15. This is a fantastic card! Thanks for the tips too!!

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Thank you so much for commenting!!! :)