Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September's SOTM Blog Hop

Here we are back to another round of Close To My Heart's
Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop!

Are you ready??

If you have arrived from Lori's Blog then you are on the RIGHT path!

September's special stamp set for the month is getting us ready for all of those
spooktacular Halloween Invitations/Cards/Layouts.
It is a 9 piece stamp set called THRILLER.



I think this set is creepy and fun! That big skull is a little girly looking to me and I think would make a fantastic image on a Pink Pirate Party Invitation!

The window looking image with Dracula in the center would be fun masked out and use that white space for the Invitation details or for something entirely different.

It is fun to manipulate the My Acrylix stamps and thing outside the box!

HERE IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH....I just love the new colors in the MAGNIFIQUE My Reflections paper packet, I couldn't resist using them. I know they are not your typical Halloweenish colors....And the new SPARKLES in Blue & Green were perfect on the crown from this stamp set.

Here is Creation #1:



I was trying to use my "outside the box" thinking on this one and was going for a non-Halloween card. I used cut out the crown leaving the spider webs behind. I added the new blue & green sparkles and the Glitter Glue to dazzle it up. I masked off the center of the "box" like image and masked off the crow and turned the "box" on it's side to create a Text Box. I didn't have any sentiment stamps with me to fill it in yet...





Close Up:



And Card #2...



I wanted the "pirate" image to look worn so I started off by just tearing the edges of the cardstock and inking them up with chocolate. Then I had this great idea to tear the B&T and roll back those edges and place the image so it appears to be burning a hole through.



Now hop on over to Chris's Blog to see what she has in store for you!

13 comments:

Scrappy RN said...

Wow, great cards, I love the torn paper around the skull, great effect.

Kathleen said...

You are right, those papers look super with this set!

Misty said...

Great job!

Jean M. said...

Love them both:)

Lori said...

Always great to think outside of the box...beautiful work.

Doreen said...

LOVE the torn paper effect around the skull - how PERFECT! And, great way to think outside the box with the Magnifique cards! :-)

Krista Ritskes said...

Love that first card! The crown looks fabulous.

Nancy said...

What fun cards and great thinking out of the box.

Helen Onulak said...

I love your alternate use of the crown stamp - great idea!

Haley D. said...

Your non-Halloween card is amazing! Thanks for showing the versatility of this set!

Alicia said...

Love your "outside of the box" creation!

Laurie said...

Love the card and colors you used with it!

Debra said...

I love how you thought outside the box! It would make a great journaling box on a layout as well.