Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The eyes have it

Good evening to all my crafting friends........ 
I have made several Halloween cards today, and what fun I had, the creative juices were flowing.  One thing that scares me about Halloween time is spooky eyes, you know the ones...the ones that you think are in the closet or under your bed or in the wood.....well my imagination can run wild, so I thought I would make a card that would make those "eyes"  more fun.. and VOILA!

Who can be scared of   I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge It has some adorable Halloween costumes.  I found the skeleton on there and cut him out at 4 inches and inked him with Tim Holtz Antique Linen to give him an aged look and a black gel pen to out line the face. Then I cut out a pumpkin at 2 inches and did the same thing with inking but then inked leaves and stem with green.

On the same cartridge i cut the tree at 5 1/2 inches and inked it with walnut stain. and put in on the card with dimentional squares.  The card is 8 ans 1/2 by 5 1/2.  Colors for card and mats are obviously Halloween colors White orange and black.  Next I cut out a moon and inked with orange,  and the sentiment I used Closse To My Heart letters and black ink to stamp BOO.  And lastly, before adding the white highlitght dots I added a bunch of peeking googley eyes in different colors and sizes.  Now they do not look so scarey, kinda cute:)

thanks for peeking in:)   Happy Crafting  ~~ Cathy


  1. I love it. I love googly eyes. I have them in every size and even some with eye lashes. The card is perfect. I love the colors and that tree is fab. Now the eyes on the card don;t scare me but there is something about the face on the skeleton that does. lol

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  2. This is so cute!! love the skeleton and all those eyes, Great job!!!

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