Wednesday, September 19, 2012

GHOSTS & GOBLINS FALL FROLIC BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
Ghosts & Goblins Fall Frolic
Blog Hop!!!

If you arrived here by way of Karalee Ingram's inspiring blog, 
you're in the right place!!!
If not, you may want to start back at the beginning so that you 
don't miss anything.   wwww.sparklensprinkle.com/blog

Did I mention prizes???   Five Fabulous Prizes will be awarded.
To win one, all you have to do is leave a comment on each and 
every blog during the hop.  Three of those prizes are on an
individual blog - so miss that and miss out on a prize opportunity.

One of the things I miss living in Arizona are the beautiful fall 
colors of the east coast.  I grew up in Maine and lived in New York
for many years and saw so much fabulous fall foliage.  Florida had a bit as
does Arizona, but I travel back from time to time to get my "fall fix".
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays too.
I love seeing all the children dress up in their costumes.

At any rate, I decided that I would do a Halloween card for my post.
I admit that I got a little carried away by my project this time, so there's only one.
I started with a normal card and the mojo just wasn't there.
Then I decided on an easel card,but decided that I had done that already
for a previous hop.  What's a girl to do!
I really liked my easel card idea - I saw a card that someone had done recently
(don't ask me where I saw it LOL) combining an easel card and a gate fold card.
GENIOUS!!!
So, without further ado, here's my take on the easel  card/gate fold combo
with many thanks to whomever it was that I got the idea from.


Here's the front of the card with it's "belly band" keeping it closed.  
The cardstock was from the Recollections Midnight Magic Pack.
To create the (if I must say so myself LOL) gorgeous glittered band on the front,
I used a piece of black cardstock, ran a strip of Tear-ific 2 1/2" Tape down the center and then a strip of Tear-ific 1/4"Tape down each side of it.  I masked the center piece with a border punched out of the protective backing from my Super Adhesive Sheet  (used on the inside) see the
 Glitter Masking Technique on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website to see how to mask
and three of the fabulous new micro-fine glitters fromSparkle N Sprinkle.  They're like velvet!!!
The belly band was just a strip of cardstock, embellished with a soft wide grosgrain ribbon attached with a black and rhinestone buckle
 with a black pearl on top.


Here's a close-up of the glitters!  Don't they just make you drool???
AND - when they're rubbed into the tape - they don't come off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Open up the "gates" and inside you'll find Spooky Sally from  Stamp Set 470 - Candy Corn Halloween..  This is where I used the Super Adhesive Sheets.   See  the Stamping on Glitter (or flocking) Technique on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website.  I cut out a circle die cut using the Super Adhesive Sheets layered onto cardstock - covered it with Cloud Nine micro-fine glitter, then stamped the image with black Staz-on ink.  The image was then colored using my Copic Markers.

So - that was cute, but not enough!!!

Spooky Sally is actually on an easel card that opens up!
Got my greeting and
a space to write a little something
and NOW it's done.


Here's a little close-up of the greeting and those little spider stickers I found.


Here's a close-up of Spooky Sally stamped onto glitter.

Hope you had a ghoulish time checking out these techniques
 and my combo  card.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!!!

Next on your journey is  Shona Erlenborn who always comes up with 
something fabulous for you!



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48 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a great card!!I love all the elements this card has. What a wonderful surprise when its opened up. LOVE IT.

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  2. I love this! All the rich colors and the way the card unfolds is awesome. Too, too cute!!

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  3. What a wonderful card! I love all the folds and the sparkly glitter! Great job!

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  4. Great card - gatefold + easel with belly band. I love it. The front glitter panels are fabulous especially with that ribbon. I like the way you did your coloring too. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is definitely above and beyond creative and so much fun!

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  6. Wow - you really did go to town! And it was SO worth it!! And yes, I love that glitter panel too - so gorgeous! Awesome card Brenda!

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  7. Very clever to combine a gatefold and an easel on one card! Love those new micro-fine glitters and the masking technique you used. A beautiful job!

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  8. You really did get carried away, didn't you! What a fabulous two in one card! Love all the sparkle - thanks for the great tutorials too!

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  9. WOW!! Gotta love all that Micro Glitter!! Terrific card with so much pizzazz!!

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  10. Elegant card!! Love the glitter technique!
    Kim
    Kasot@aol.com

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  11. What an impressive card! Love the micro glitter techniques used. Susan Cavas Smith, scsjafra@strato.net

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  12. As an ex NYer also missing ther fall colors and liiving in Vegas, I appreciate your beautiful card. The details are incredible.

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  13. What a great card! Love the micro fine glitter and all of those little spiders are so neat!

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  14. Great use of the microfine glitters! I first discovered them about a year ago and they are among my favorite supplies. Thanks for the creative ideas.

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  15. Oh MY! Brenda, this is one GORGEOUS card! Love the colors (you always have a great way with colors), but the templates look great together! I especially like the sentiment being the "stop" for the easel portion. A remarkable card in every way, B. ((( hugs )))

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  16. Glitter gets me every time! Both great cards!

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  17. WOW!!! This is amazing... There are so many wonderful details to this card... The glitters you chose are perfect together and your masking job is just perfect... Love it!!!

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  18. WoW Brenda that is an awesome card. With every flip you see something different. Great job thanks for sharing.

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  19. Oooo, gorgeous glitters, Brenda! I'm going to have to get some of those. Great gate fold and the papers are superb.

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  20. What a cute card! So full of little details and very glitterfied! (is that a word?) Thanks so much for sharing your art!

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  21. Wow, I bet that took a long time to create! The glitter is great.

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  22. Who needs fairies when you can have sparkling witches! HA!

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  23. Lots of time and color in your card. Great!

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  24. I think your girl card was awesome i need to learn how to do the flocking love it

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  25. I kept looking at the stamp the "pretty" witches and wondered how I could use them. Well now I know. I can't wait to try the new glitter - it looks fabulous and I just love your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What a great card. Looks like it took some time though. Really like the look of stamping on glitter.

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  27. I absolutley love all the elements in this card! The little spiders running all over is a really cute touch. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. I love all the glittery goodness on the front of your card.. Your combined techniques are really intriguing. I'll have to try the new glitter. I also like your spider stickers.

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  29. Love the multi techniques/combo card and the way it is closed together with a belly band. The predominant orange color with those frightening spiders is really in keeping with Halloween.
    Janet

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  30. What a great card! I'm sure who ever gets it will be glad it has an easel to show it off!

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  31. Love this card, the design, the glitter band, everything is so well done. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Thanks for sharing. Aren't the microfine glitters fun?

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  33. Brenda, you absolutely out did yourself when you made this card. Combining so many techniques in one card blew me away. You have convinced me that I have to try the microfine glitters; they sure POP!! and the idea of stamping on glitter never excited me before, but your witch sure turned out terrific. I was thrilled with just the front of the card with the glittered design using the teariffic tape, but then when it was open and everything else popped up at me, I just went, WOW!!
    Serenity1944

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  34. I love your card!! Great use of all the glitters and the easel card inside is a nice surprise!! Love the little spiders, too!!

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  35. So many techniques used! Love those micro fine glitters! Beautiful work!

    Jessicalovitch@yahoo.com

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  36. Love this card! The front is so pretty and glittery! Love how you colored your witch on the inside. :)

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  37. Wow! This card is just magical! Love all the sparkle and the say it opens up like a stage!

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  38. oh my gosh, what a spectacular card! Spooky Sally and lots of glitter, gorgeous!

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  39. love the elegant but spooky belly band card & I always like easel cards Tks

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  40. Beautiful card. Love all the sparkle and how you incorporated 2 cards in one. Love it.....

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  41. Those cards Brenda are simply awesome! Love all the details on your cards! Great Job!

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  42. Wow, I love the glitter! The new fine glitter is so beautiful. That green is just so beautiful! I love the color combo. Gorgeous!!

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  43. I love the card it is amazing how you did that

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  44. This is simply amazing! Love all combined folds and that belly band on the front is to die for.

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  45. So ingenious, Brenda! Love all the sparkly goodness and then the inside is so panoramic!

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  46. Love the sparkles and colors on your gorgeous cards! Amazing!

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  47. Wow! What a fantastic card. Love all the various techniques you used, especially like the glittered belly band.

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  48. She is just the cutest witch ever and I'm amazed at how cool those new glitters look! Fabulous card and great Halloween colors :)

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