Saturday, 19 September 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Hidden Treasure

Morning Ladies, well today Ive used my challenge card to create another of my Halloween cards for my granddaughters, Im not sure whether she will see the inside surprise as treasure but I think it will definitely be hidden until she opens the card.

Ive used one of Janet's gorgeous Halloween stamps for this one, this one is called Broomstick Milly. Ive stamped her out on white card and coloured her with my copic pens, after which Ive cut her out with the Nestabilite Die Labels 8, and then drawn around the edge of the same die shape for the first layer, its a piece of orange card that Ive put through my cuttlebug, Ive used the spidersweb embossing folder for this one. Then Ive used the larger die and drawn inside the shape onto Gold Mirri Card, and cut it out then mounted the three with some foam tape together.

The base card is a 8"x 8" white card, and Ive used gold mirri card as my first layer, then Ive used Donna's Halloween papers from her Bearly Mine Extreme Designs Vol.III, Ive actually used 3 different papers for the front cover, the first layer being a yellow one with witches and spiderswebs, the second layer is orange and lots of spiderswebs on, Ive used my spiderweb border punch from Martha Stewart along both edges, this was stuck to the middle of the card on top of the first layer. The third mount is again a piece of the gold mirri card with the third of the papers, this one is a lot easier to see, its got bats, spiderswebs and sculls on. Ive stuck my mounted image on to the right hand side of this layer.

To finish of the front layer Ive made up two flowers with some more halloween papers, moulded them and popped some orange brads through the centres and hung a cat charm from the bottom one. Before sticking them to my card Ive punched out some fern leaves and arranged them in a circle with some silicone glue and then popped the flowers on top. The last thing Ive done is stuck some cat buttons across the bottom.

The inside of the card is simply two piece of Gold Mirri Card with another of the papers from the same cd, and then stuck to the two inside pages, on the second one Ive printed a further piece of the same paper, cut it at an angle to create a pocket, and then punched along the edge with a pumpkin border punch and popped a piece of the gold mirri card behind it to make it stand out.

I then cut out a black and orange spider with my Cricut machine, the orange one being slightly bigger than the black one, after which Ive stuck some googly eyes on it, and popped it in the pocket.


Paula said...

Oh this is fantastic Shirly oh i adore the cute image its such a shame im on a craft ban sob sob i need this image lol. I love the halloween papers too. Thankyou for the lovely award it is now on my blog.
Paula xxxx

Rach said...

gorgeous sweetie, love that image. and the inside of your card is gorgeous too. hugs rachxx

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Gorgeous card! Such a cute image and I love the papers. I also have this CD and the papers are fab ~ something for every occasion.

Thanks so much for the blog award.

Lisa x

Christine said...

Wow Shirley this is stunning lots of detail am sure your G/daughter will love it.

hugs Christine xx

dolcreations said...

What a great idea. Your grandaughter is going to just love the little treasure in the inside! What a great idea you have here! I love that cute little image!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Shirley this is wonderful!
Your Granddaughter is going to fall in love with this!
Such beautiful colouring and your design and detail is fantastic!
Loving your blog look!
kim x

Linnie said...

What a sweetie my kind of image

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

thank you for entering my blog candy.
your card is wonderful
have a great weekend

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, thanks for joining us this week on CCT.

Marcea said...

Fab card Shirley and loving your secret spider, lol

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, sweet image and I love the inside and the hidden spider.

cats whiskers said...

Wow love all those cobwebs this is stunning dear, and I love the inside as much as the front
Hugs Jacqui x

Annie said...

fabulous Halloween card! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

Spyder said...

Love this one toooo, love the inside! perfect!

Janet said...

Wow missed this Shirley! It's fab and I love the hidden treasure!x