Monday, September 14, 2009

Super Grover!!!

UP, UP AND AWAY! Here comes Super Grover....I made this card for a little friend of mine. He was turning 3. He loves super heroes and the Sesame Street cartridge was the first thing that came to my mind. Now, he probably would have liked Batman or Superman more, but since those carts aren't out yet, I thought Super Grover was way cute!
The patterned paper came from a MAMBI all boys pad. Grover is cut at 5". I used glitter pens of different colors all over the place. I also used red stickles on Grover's "G" on his costume.
The city at the bottom is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up and sized in Design Studio.
The word bubble in the corner is also cut from PDDU. TFL!

Super Grover-Inside of Card

This is the inside of my Super Grover card. It is created with several layers of cardstock and patterned paper. The bottom layer is the card (blue) The next layer is yellow. I punched the top and bottom with a Martha Stewart border punch. The next layer is a patterned paper that matches the outside of the card. The top layer of this part of the card is blue. I inked around the edges of this part of the card and then added red photo corners. I just cut a 1 inch square in half to make these.
The title is cut at 1 1/2 inches from Zooballoo. I also shadowed it with a similar color (just enought to give it a tiny bit of pop). I went over the top of the Happy Birthday with a clear glitter pen and then parts of it with a navy blue glitter pen.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Trick or Treat Wall Decor - Part 2

This is my favorite photo of the whole front. You can see all the elements. I described the elements of the monsters in my last post. In this post I will share the rest of the details. Behind the mosters is a rickety fence. It is from PDDU. First I used the Cricut markers on it and then I cut it.
The paper I used for the background is from a stack I got a Michael's. It has some vinyl on it. I backed it with orange and then black again. I used the newest Martha Stewart spiderweb punches to make a border all the way around the page. I love the effect this has.
There is also a cute little spider and web on the right hand side of the page. It is from the Slice also. I inked the web just a bit so it wasn't super bright. There are some ghosts on the other side of the page and I inked those the same way. I also used a silver glitter pen on those so all their features could be seen.
This wonderful file was created by Tina Mansfield of Cardiology Creations. The bat is not a part of the file. The file comes in a few different parts. It cuts very easily. I cut the candy corn bases, parts of the candy and the "TRICK OR TREAT" out of DCWV glitter cardstock. The yellow is just a regular cardstock. I tied bows around the candy. I also inked the edges around the candy corn with a Cats Eye ink pad in orange. The bat hanging from the title is from the Slice card Spellbound. I embellished him with a both the clear and orange glitter pens.

The circle moon is from the Slice card Basics 1. I added a slivered moon on top of it cut from DCWV glitter paper. It is from the PDDU cart. I embellished with an orange glitter pen. The bats are also from the Slice. The design card is Spellbound. I love that the Slice has 2 great design cards with alphabets on them! These bats have been embellished with the clear glitter pen.
I think that's it! TFL! Comments are greatly appreciated!

Trick or Trick Wall Decor

This is a project I made for Halloween to hang on my wall. I think I will probably put it in a frame before I hang it. This is post 1 of 2.

This is the whole project. There will be another photo in the next post. I used my Cricut, SCAL program, and Making Memories Slice. The Trick or Treat at the top is a file from the talented designer Tina Mansfield of Cardiology Creations. This is a close up of all 5 "monsters". There is an alien (at least that's what I think that's what that fluffy purple thing is lol!), Frankiestein, Witchypoo....with her scaredy cat, and a Mummy. I used the Cricut Paper Dolls Dress Up Cartridge to make all the monsters. The alien is cut at 3". I used a blue Sakura Gelly pen to go around the edge of the alien. It looks way coool in person. Frankiestein is cut at 3 1/2". His face is stamped on with a Peachy Keen stamp. I embellished his clothes with the same type of pen, only it was clear with just glitter.

Ms. Witchypoo is cut at 3". I gave her a broom and a cute little scaredy cat. The cat's eyes are a little hard to see, but they are made with a green glitter pen. The broom handle is hand colored with a brown marker and so are all the cuts on the broom bristles. I embellished the witches clothes with the clear glitter marker.
The Skeleton and Mummy are both cut at 3". For the skeleton I had to use a white pen to highlight all the bones. It took forever! But I am happy with how it came out. I also used googley eyes. For the Mummy I used a brush tip marker to highlight all the cuts and then used a glitter pen on top of the brush strokes. After that I used a Colorbox Cats eye ink pad on top of and around the edges of the mummy.