Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Humble Artist's Swap for October

Our guidelines for October's Humble Artist's Swap were a doooooozy! Here is the card I created with the guidelines listed below.

I started with Saddle cardstock as a base. I used a wood pattern paper from Dakota and stamped the spider webs from, All Hallows Eve. The stamped diamond pattern is from the Spellbound WOTG kit. It is stamped on Slate cardstock; patterned papers from Pear & Partridge and Moonlight. I used Slate; Cashmere and Black ink to stamp the diamonds.

Next I added strips of Burlap and Tulle ribbon. Then came a border of Ruby cardstock stamped with the diamond pattern in  Ruby ink. The two shapes are cut from Artiste. They are stamped with images from Spellbound WOTG kit and Magic Potion in Ruby ink.

My cute little Dracula is stamped in black ink on White Daisy cardstock. He is from Creepy Creatures and I added colour with a Ruby alcohol marker.

I added stamped spiders with 3 different embellishments for bodies. I used a clear and Black Sparkle and Round Baubles. I also add a Black Brad and Bitty Opaques to exceed my embellishment requirement.

Here are the guidelines:
-Use at least  1 new ink colour
-Use at least 2 new ribbons
-Use at least 3 new patterned papers
-Use at least 4 new cardstock
-Use at least 5 embellishments (including 2 new ribbons)
-Use at least 6 stamped images
-Use at least a 7 word sentiment
-Use at least 8 layers 

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: All Hallows Eve; Creepy Creatures; Magic Potion; Spellbound WOTG
Paper: Moonlight;  Pear & Partridge; Dakota
Cardstock: Colonial White; Saddle; Whisper; Slate; White Daisy; Ruby
Ink: Black; Cashmere; Ruby; Ruby Alcohol marker
Embellishments: Burlap & Tulle ribbon; Round, Clear & Black Sparkle; Black Brad; Bitty Opaques
Tools: Artiste Cricut cartridge


  1. Yay me! I was lucky enough to get one of these! This card is SO cute :o)

  2. Oh my gosh! That's just crazy talk there. LOL I love this card! The layers are gorgeous.

  3. Phew! What a lot of work that Swap is! But uber-cute card, with tons of visual appeal. I especially like the stamped label shapes and the red eyes and BLOOD!


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