Monday, October 17, 2011

Creepy Chic

AtticGal Rachelle says:

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays when it comes to decorating and crafting!  This year I couldn't wait to play with my new SU! stamps and accessories!  My favorite Halloween decor is what I like to call Creepy Chic.  My whole house is decorated in Creepy Chic as the Witch's Lair.  See my post on my Halloween decor here.

Here is my first Creepy Chic card using SU!'s Dark & Dreary set and Midnight Musings wheel, and my new Simply Scored scoring board (LOVE IT!) to make the pleated rosette and the striped pattern on the black paper.  I just love the classic bold black and white color scheme!

The creepy candelabra was embossed in black on a silver metallic cardstock and embellished with a few well placed basic rhinestones that just give this card some extra bling!  The photo does not do it justice. 
I also really love the vintage Halloween look.  I used the owl from the Warmest of Wished hostess set and my favorite Owl punch to make these cute little goodies.  I love the way the candy stacks up in the new 1 inch cello bags!  I am going to making lots of treats with these bags! (And at $2.50 for 50 of them, I can afford to!)

 The little owl's tiny bag is cut out of orange paper and stuck on with a dimensional dot.  Super easy and so spooky cute!  Whooooooo doesn't love that?

 My last card is another Creepy Chic, and my favorite.  The background is a technique called embossed embossing.  I dry embossed it first using my Big Shot.  Then using a brayer I lightly rolled over the raised image with embossing ink and heat embossed it with hologram highlights embossing powder.  I love it!  It looks like dew drops sparkling on the web.

The lacy border is from the Lace Ribbon border punch and decorative paper, threaded with ribbon and gathered up a bit.

  The spider from the Piece of Poison set is also embossed in black.  My favorite part is the red jewel-like thorax.  I simply stuck on a glue dot and sprinkled it with red glitter.  Watch out!  It almost looks like it will crawl off the card.

May your Halloween be Creepy Chic!