Bear with me through this long post... there is a chance to win some candy at the bottom!
If you follow my blog, you know that in July I was just itching to get my paws on the Halloween stamp sets that Waltzingmouse was getting ready to release at the start of August. And come release time, I was at my computer with 5 minutes to spare, hitting that refresh button as quickly as I could to get my order going.
Then I waited and waited and waited for the postman to bring them to me, which seemed to take forever.
And then they came, and they sat. And sat. And sat. And every time I go to use them, even though I know exactly what I want to do with them, I still seem to fall short and can't quite come up with anything. My spook was just not there.
Then today I decided to play around with this week's sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. A week ago, I went to one of my favorite paper haunts and picked up some great halloween DP from Basic Grey. Yesterday, I was stalking Nichole Heady's blog (Papertrey Ink), and found an amazing wealth of free templates. JACKPOT!
So I put it all together, and came up with this:
This is Nichole's Tri-fold card, as seen in this post.
I did print out the template for the envelope with plans to make it coordinate, but the accordian flower on the front of my pouch ensured that it would fit in no envelope. So I added the button tie closure instead.
The picture below shows the card as it is being opened.
Here is what you see on the first 'page' as you lift the top flap:
And here is what you find on the inside! I happened to have a York Peppermint Patty on hand, which fit with room to spare in my pouch.
All the stamps for this project were from Waltzingmouse's Midnight Feast. I used Crushed Concord distress ink on my little Winnie the Witch (I think that's what her name is, right Claire?), after I embossed her with black powder. I used the same ink on my label on the treat pouch, which I cut out using my Labels 3 nesties.
This brings me to my Candy Giveaway... Halloween is all about candy, right? I have a surprise bundle of scary goodies, that I want to give away. Here's what you have to do:
1) If you're not already, become a follower of my blog!
2) Tell me what your favorite BLACK ink is, and why.
3) Tell me your what your favorite embossing powders and/or techniques are. Do you like to use coloured powders with your VersaMark, or do you use clear powder with coloured inks? If so, which inks? Give me all your secrets!
You have until September 15th for your chance to win!