Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Hey friends, it's me, Ky, again. Kim challenged us to make a trick-or-treat themed card. I love this time of year, but I seldom send cards out. Still, I have a few things that I just couldn't resist having in my collection (hoard) for the season.

I love my distress inks, and Tim Holtz could put his name on a can of air and I might have to buy it. KWIM?? Yeah - I see you glancing over at your Holtz-hoard!

All the images are from Tim's Halloween Silhouette stamp set. I also used his paper rosette die, and trimmed it to make a smaller circle. I inked the words stamp with my Distress Markers, then embossed them with the matching die. You can see how they don't match up perfectly, which is perfect for the vintage look! I aged the background with 3 Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, and Scattered Straw. I sprinkled drops of water and a fine mist over the card to make it look weathered.

I stamped and carefully cut all the creatures, covering the spider in glossy accents. Once I had cut the cat out, I turned it over (you don't want everything facing toward your card fold - hard on the eyes!), colored it with my Copic special black marker, and pasted him down.

I want to give a shout out to my dear friend, Jimmi Mayo - she was so gracious and generous to share some of her old Creative Imaginations paper with me. I used a little of it here. I am hoarding the rest to make my Configurations halloween shadow box. That will have to wait until the studio is complete. Maybe by Easter....

Well, that's all for today. Don't forget to check in tomorrow to see what inspiration we'll have for you.

Happy haunting!



  1. It's absolutely stunning, Ky!! No one ever made Trick or Treat look so good!

  2. Ky, this is AMAZING! I love everything about it!


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