Friday, September 19, 2014

Ghost Family Reunion

     Most of us have our family reunions in the summertime, often blending them with our vacations.  But ghosts always wait until the end of October for their family reunions and I have a picture to prove it.  :-D

     This is a rubber stamp image and sentiment which I was fortunate enough to win over at DRS Designs.  I stamped those onto black CS with Versamark ink, then added white EP and heat embossed it.

     The frame was cut with my new Cheery Lynn die and I used a new technique - double heat embossing.  I used the Versamark ink pad, applying ink directly onto the frame, and then heat embossed it using Detail Black EP.  After that cooled, I used a Versamark pen to add splotches of ink and heat embossed that with Venus Velvet EP.  The final touch was a line of Black Ice glitter for a little sparkle around the inside of the frame.

     This looks a lot more complicated than it is.  It's really just one die cut, two stamps, and all the rest is heat embossing.  I decided to do no embellishments at all because I wanted it to look like a framed family portrait.  I think that's just the cutest little stamp!

Artistic Inspirations
Cardz 4 Guyz
Cuttlebug Mania
Die Cut Divas
DoubleClick Skittles
My Craft Creations
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Pink Elephant
Scrapy Land

     OK, the weekend has begun and I have completed all my work projects for the week so I get to play all weekend.  I hope you find plenty of play time, too.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Beebeebabs said...

Very cute Halloween card!!!

Anne Temple said...

What a cute Halloween card and so fun. Glad you joined us for the Scrapy Land Challenge too!

Lori Kobular said...

I love the ghostly family reunion!! The embossing is great and I love that frame die cut! Thanks for playing along in the Scrapy Land Challenge #2!! I do hope you will play along with us in the future!!

*Vicki* said...

This is really fun NC!! I love the ghosts in white against the black background!! Brilliant idea! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Connie, this is fabulous, loving the die you have used and the image is just fabulous!
Linda xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Connie, this is fabulous, loving the die you have used and the image is just fabulous!
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Wow! Connie, this is fabulous. I love that family portrait! SO CUTE! Love the way you did all the heat embossing on here and the Cherry Lynn die is so lovely! Love it and so glad you joined us at Scrapy Land for this challenge too.

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely CAS card, and pretty purple/blacks....Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!~

Teresa Arsenault said...

The die cut and heat embossed background is very cool.

Patricia St Martin said...

Amazing!!! I do have to say is your Kitty at the top of your page, I had to laugh she is just adorable. Great job with your embossing love all your little ghosts, they have a family. Your frame is wonderful fantastic die cut. We love seeing your creating. Thank so much for joining us at Scapy Land challenge.
Fabulous ideas and inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
rubber stamping is my game blog

Joann Burton said...

Very cute Connie...I love this and I love how you are always so creative. That mind is always Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! Not only is your frame amazing - thank you for teaching me something new about the double embossing - doesn't it look great with these two colors? Love what you have done, and the little ghosties are darling! Now to put on my other hat: Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win great prizes and badges! We hope to see you come back in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Cazro said...

Very clever card, I love seeing the Halloween cards starting to pop into the challenges. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz, we hope to see you again. Caz

Vic said...

Fab card! love how you used this stamp - very clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys - Vic, Guest designer for September. x

Arlene said...

Such a totally fun card! Of course purple and black are pretty darn ghostastic for this. I agree, the family photo needs no embellishments.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Laurian said...

Oh this is fabulous Connie!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge and I hope we see you again soon!



abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute and spooky ghosts! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Blue6366 said...

What a fun card. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Connections.
~DT Barbara

Faith Wallace said...

Fantastic frame! The double embossing really worked beautifully here. Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Helen said...

Love it - the technique you've used on the border is so effective.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Debi said...

Fantastic embossing!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
x said...

Hey Nana Connie!!! I love your ghost family reunion. They look so happy. Thank you for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Kimbo said...

A cute spooky card - love the colours

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Cathie Borowski said...

I love the double embossing, I never thought to do it that way, and I love how you have kept it simple with just the white embossed image, its so effective.
Thank you for joining the Diecut Divas New Things Challenge
Cathie DT

Georgiana said...

Loving the colors! Too Spooky! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

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