16 September 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #109--Caution! Ghost Crossing!

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Today is my first challenge as part of the Paper Cutz Challenge Design Team, and we've got a great one for you!  This week's theme is "Caution!  Ghost Crossing!" and we want to see your ghostly projects with Cricut cuts, traditional stamps, or digital stamps using the colors of white, black, purple, and orange ONLY.  Since I've recently REALLY gotten into card making, I decided to make an easel card for this challenge.




I found my directions for making the easel card here at Split Coast Stampers.  I thought it was SUPER easy!  I'll also be entering this in the This to That Tuesday Challenge #5 at Cher's Studio.  As I was looking through my stamps, I discovered I didn't have ANY ghost stamps!  I turned to my Cricut cartridges and very quickly learned that amidst all the cartridges I have, not a SINGLE ONE had a ghost image on it!!!  As a result, I had to improvise.  I DID find a ghost 3-D sticker in my stash, so I turned it upside down and traced the shape on white cardstock.  I cut the first one out and, using it as a template, traced and cut out two more.  

I used my black Fibracolor marker to color the ghost's eyes and ColorBox Cat's Eye ink in Blackbird to distress the edges of the ghost.  Once I had the top layer finished, I used mini pop dots to add some dimension to the ghost.





All of the papers came from my Halloween paper stash, as did the ribbons and stickers.  As I was finishing up, I thought Mr. Ghost needed something a little extra, so I found a pumpkin bucket sticker and a couple of purple candy stickers.  I wanted to give the appearance of a piece of candy coming out of the bucket, so I used my craft knife to cut a small slit in the top of the bucket and slide a portion of the piece of candy through.


I used this sketch from The Sweetest Thing:


I'll be entering my card there, as well as at The Paper Variety, where their challenge is to use stickers.

We'd love to see what ghostly projects you can come up with!  Be sure to link up your project by next Thursday at Paper Cutz Challenge!  Good luck, and happy scrapping!


17 comments:

shelly said...

hi ashley welcome to the team :) love your card nice job on your shading and dimension :)

Jani said...

Great little ghost card. Love the shading on the ghost and how you have the candy sticking out of the bucket. Easel cards are so much fun.

I am happy to be on the PCC DT with you.
Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

super cute Ashley!

Sharon said...

This is great Ashley! Where there is a will, there is always a way! Love how you made your ghost!! The shading is just perfect. Love the candy and bucket, too. I'm excited to be on the PCC DT with you!! :)

Karen Giron said...

This is amazing! I love the ghost as the focal image and the spooky elements. So fab!!

Kristie said...

Fantastic card, Ashley!! Love the ghost with his candy basket :) Welcome to the PCC team!

Cely said...

super cute, ashley!

Patti B said...

Great card Ashley and welcome to the DT. Cannot wait to see more of your fabulous work.

Patti
pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Great card Ashley, so fun :) Thanks for playing along at TPV this week :)

Tameko said...

Adorable card. Nice design and papers.

Jackie said...

Cute, cute card, glad you could play along with TPV this week

Carley said...

What a fabulous card! You are so creative coming up with this all on your own! Thank you for playing along with us this week on the This to That Challenge for the Digi Bistro! We hope that you play along with us again soon!
Hugs
Carley

Tina Campbell said...

This is a super cute card! I love what you did to get all the elements needed. TFS

Tina Campbell said...

Oh and I wanted to say Thank you to your husband for his service and thank you for letting him serve our country. I have a son over in Afghanistan so I understand about the military and the loneliness once in awhile, but we are strong women!

Jamilie said...

This is just fabulous! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Variety!

NancyD said...

Ashley, I am looking forward to our time on the DT for Paper Cutz. Your card if fab! I am just figuring out my Cricut. NancyD

Sherrie K. said...

Hi Ashley, your card is adorable. I love easel cards. I really like that cute little ghost and pumpkin. Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. I appreciate it!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com