Friday, August 24, 2012
I found myself with a spare ninety minutes, yesterday!
An entire hour and a half all to myself, before I had to head back downtown for more rehearsal. That's right- we open the first show of the season IN ONE WEEK. Two days ago, the director fell ten feet to the stage floor. Why was he on top of the set and how did he fall to the ground? I don't know. What I do know is that he must be part cat, as he somehold tucked and rolled and walked away. Six more days of rehearsal and the show opens and I'll have a little more time to myself! Hurray!
Sooooo- what did I do with my ninety minutes, last night? I made Halloween cards! Yeahp. Continuing with my love for all things Halloween, I grabbed my brand new 6X6 paper pad from MY MIND'S EYE and my new Tim Holtz stamps and had some fun.
I love to emboss. The 'Happy Halloween' up there was embossed using Martha Stewart's embossing powder- which seems to work the 'best' for me- it melts so smooth and gives such a professional touch. It's a wonder I made another card, after this one- I spent about fifteen minutes running my finger over the embossing.
I made this one with a stamped scrap of tissue paper (left over from a project that I've yet to show you!). I used two strips of My Mind's Eye paper which was left over from the next card I'ma show you, a strip of Mr. Holtz's Halloween tissue tape, two little staples- all on a base made from a dark silvery-gray cardstock which I stamped a 'screen' background onto with Archival Ink.
My last card is my favorite. I stamped a tag cut from Mr. Holtz's 'Tiny Tabs and Tags' die with an image from the new My Mind's Eye Halloween stamp set. I cut a strip off the My Mind's Eye paper and flipped it over and covered the seam with a bit of black ribbon. I tied the jute cord around and into a bow onto the tag and a button from Prima (which I colored black with a Distress Marker- it was blue).
Where did I get that classy jute cord, you ask? FROM THE DOLLAR TREE!
Yeahp- that's right. I found yet more craft supplies down at Da Dee Tee. It seems, lately, that I'm finding more craft supplies at non-craft stores. In fact, I'm working up a blog idea post all about that- but until then, if you're in need of some classy jute cord- perfect for Halloween AND Christmas- head down to the DT, fight through the crowd of humanity and grab some craft supplies.