This card was completely inspired by Kathi's card here. Isn't it gorgeous?! I wanted to try my hand at it. I didn't have the Tim Holtz Antique Linen distressing ink, but I took care of that by stopping by Michaels on the way home from dropping Jessica off. I also completely splurged and bought myself a new EK Success border punch. It's called Chinese Knot and it reminds me of the lattice die you can get from SU.
Kathi, I hope you don't mind my copying your idea! Hope I did it justice...
I didn't have any text paper, or a text stamp, so I used the companion paper to the Silhouette paper pack. Because the punch is wider than the one Kathi used, I opted not to put a sentiment on the front. I also had a scrap of black grosgrain ribbon on my desk from the garland I shared yesterday, so I used it. I used Kathi's idea about keeping the cut paper in the Nestabilities die (I think she saw the idea somewhere) and sponging ink inside the open area of the die(why I
wanted needed the Antique Linen ink). I also sponged it on the swirly paper, to soften the look a bit. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Oh, you can't tell, but I did pop up the stamped image.
Thanks so much for the inspiration, Kathi!
Thought I'd share a few pictures from the Trunk or Treat last night.
The girls had a blast. The weather was wonderful and the event was very well attended.
Waiting in what turned out to be a very long line. Darn that over exposure! Amy's hat was at the mercy of the breeze. I don't "do" their faces up with make-up, though.
That spooky head in the middle was a guy. His hand was also poked through the table and they put the candy right by it. You didn't know if he was going to grab your hand or not. Jessica nabbed hers successfully, but Amy was hesitant to try, so the helper gave it to her.
The trunks were pretty well decorated to the hilt. It's neat that the parents and teachers got into it. Some were a little gruesome, but not too over the top.
This trunk was actually a hearse! I probably should have taken a picture of it, but didn't want to hold up the line. I liked this scene on the ground in front of it.
This was the hearse guard? He scared some kids, but thankfully not mine!
Fun bug, full of skeletal stuff. Too bad that main one is facing away, it had red eyes that flashed.
Loved the aliens.
After going through the trunk line, they had a couple of games for the kids to play. Spider toss...you can kind of see Amy's ring, it was red.
Bean bag toss.
Steve met up with Hattie's dad, Duane and they chit chatted for quite awhile. Which meant our kids could go back and try again, and again, and again at the games. They got a little prize whether or not they "won." The prizes got nicer the better they did, I think. Susi was working the event, so I people watched and enjoyed the scene.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope your weekend is going well.