Thursday, August 14, 2014

Authentique-ly Wonderful Paper

All this week the Stampendous Design Team has been creating projects using some amazing papers sent to us by Authentique!  I love their papers, the designs, the quality, they're truly superb papers in every way!  Plus, we have a pretty cool prize for one lucky winner!  So, for a chance to win some sheets of this delightful patterned paper and a $20 reward card, be sure leave each designer some love along the way!

I love Halloween!  It's my favorite holiday of the year!  When I was a kid, I thought it was awesome that I could be anyone I wanted to be for that one day.  I could be a hippie, a princess, whatever struck my fancy.  My love for it has only deepened throughout the years as I've watched my kids become whatever character they wanted to be for that day.  Now, I even have a granddaughter that trick or treats and I love buying her costumes each year.   Anyway, here's my card:

Here's what I used to create my card:

Stampendous® Crow Caw
Stampendous® Halloween Wish
Authentique™ Paper Harmony Collection's Abundance and Song
Stampendous® Aged Black Embossing Enamel
Stampendous® Detail Black Embossing Powder
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Natural White
Tsukineko® VersaMark™ Pad
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink™ - Antique White
Spectrum Noir Markers BG2, Blender
May Arts Ribbon®
Beacon Adhesive® Zip Dry™

Here's what I did to create my card:

Stamp images with VersaMark™ pad and emboss using Aged Black EE and Detail Black EP
Accent around images with additional Aged Black EE
Create a shadow under the bird with the markers
Trim image to desired size and ink with distress ink
Create a mat for image and adhere the two as shown
Create card base as shown with a tent fold
Trim patterned papers as shown
Adhere the two patterned papers together and attach ribbon, adhere this to card base
Using foam mounting squares, attach matted image to card

That's it for today.  I hope you've enjoyed my post and will come back tomorrow for yet another post!  Don't forget to leave me some love if you're interested in winning our prize, you must comment to be eligible.  Have a blessed day!


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  1. What a great card! Love that you embossed it- especially with those hints of shimmer!

    1. Jackie, I love the little bits of gold in the aged black embossing enamel! It's one of my favs! Glad you liked it!

  2. Lovely Halloween card! Really like the shadow and details around the bird. :)

  3. I like the black embossing on the brown paper. It actually has an elegant feel.

  4. Your card is very spooky and fun!

  5. Wow this card looks really elegant and the paper gives it a nice vintage touch.

  6. love how the ribbon has that spooky feel. great color choices too.

  7. I like the use of the embossing enamel and the ribbon is perfect.
    Sue in Ohio

  8. Spooky looking - but fun. Great card for Halloween.

  9. Such a great design for a Halloween card, love the embossing!!!!

  10. WOW!! LOVE the Crow!!! He looks marvelous embossed! Will have to get my hands on him so I can create some Spooktacular cards for my grandchildren!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Great card...I love the embossed crow with the hints of gold.

  12. I love this card! That ep is stunning and perfect for the season.

  13. I love how you used the sheet music paper for a Halloween card! So creative! TFS!

  14. Wonderful card and the
    black and white really
    make the design come
    to life!
    Carla from Utah

  15. Ah Halloween, my favorite time of year. I love making cards and decorations for the house. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

  16. You got me at sheet music, favorite background of all time!

  17. Perfect colors and ideas for Halloween. Love the embossing on the printed paper(beautiful paper, too)!

  18. Oh wow, what a very cool card Lea! The flecks of gold with that black embossing enamel looks spectacular!!! Superb work! Thanks for sharing :)

  19. Great card! I especially like how you placed the bow ends under, rather than over, the paper.

  20. wow, that is stunning, very neat and different.

  21. What a fantastic card! I love the embossing, thanks for sharing.

  22. Great card! Love the rough embossing look, and your bird shadow. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  23. Great Halloween card with all the "specks"..unique and fun!!

  24. Sooooooooooooooooooooo cool!! Love that crow and the embossing looks amazing!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  25. The perfect halloween card. I love the embossing!

  26. Wounderful Halloween card. Love the color of embossing, the stamps, the pp. TFS


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