Saturday, 15 October 2016

…abhorré de la lune

The card I’m sharing is ready for Hallowe’en and features one of the zombie images from Trick or Eat!  a retired set from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.

I’ve had all sorts of fun making up this card using an unconventional card base.  I like to think I’ve made my scene rather scary and spooky; I’ve certainly picked my embellies with that theme in mind rather than a cutesy Hallowe’en.  Hence the skulls and bones and the adult touch of wine and wine glasses and the graveyard setting; as such I’m entering my card in the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday.

Once I’d decided on a graveyard scene and the spooky angle I went hunting through my dies for bits to work in with that theme.  While my gravestones are a bit small proportionally they were the only dies I had that worked and allowed me to create the two tiers.  To give added authenticity to the graves I used some Distress Embossing Powder for a worn stone look and added in some engraving with some Remnant Rubs.  The two spooky tree dies were the perfect backdrop to the zombie image.  I was going to run them through a wood grain embossing folder before inking only to find that I couldn’t find that embossing folder so instead used more Distress Embossing Powder.  I used two different colours and then inked with Picket Fence to create a gnarled and eerie look to the trees.

My wine bottles are Tim’s Tiny Vials and I melted embossing powder in them for the wine.  I decided to break one to match my broken wine goblet ~ those zombies really know how to party hard!  Aged Mahogany Distress Paint made for great spilled wine.  My candies are various sized beads wrapped in foil and I’ve contained them in a rubber duckie floatie stamped from the same image.  I just masked off the bits of zombie and filled in the gaps with a paint marker.  After colouring with Enamel Accents I flipped the image over to show the shiny side of the acetate I stamped on to give the effect of the plastic material floaties are made of.  I threw in some bones, left overs from the zombies’ party snacks.

The sentiment is from another Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp set, A Treat for Someone Sweet!.  My grass is also done with Distress Embossing Powder, which gave an awesome grassy effect.  The die cut gate got a layer of Fran-tage in Aged Silver that created the perfect aged metal effect.

With all my embossing I am also entering my card in the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  I’m also linking up my card at Cardz 4 Galz as I have more than one die on it, five actually, six if you count the graveyard border twice.  And although my card is a bit spooky it is heading out to a crafty gal friend of mine who loves all things zombies, spooky and Hallowe’en.

And here is a close-up of the fab zombie image.


Skin C0, BV20, BV23, BV25
Bones E40, E41, E42
Eyes B000, B01, YR000, YR01, 0
Lips E04
Hair N7, YG03, 100
Outfit T6, T8, T10, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Bandages N0, N2, 0
Cocktail B02, BG0000, FG01, R29, YG01, YG03
Floatie BV08, G24, YG03, YG11, YR15, YR27, YR68, V15, V17
Chalks & Powders etc
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder ~ Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood & Walnut Stain
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
CC Designs Dies ~ ATS062 Spooky Tree (retired)
Memory Box Dies ~ 98695 Grand Willow & 98375 Graveyard Landscape
Spellbinders D-Lites ~ S3-202 Gilded Gate Two & S2-011 Wrought Iron
Jolee’s Boutique ~ Halloween Goblets
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Remnant Rubs ~ Elements & Gothic
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Boneyard 2015 & 2016, Tiny Vials & Vial Labels
Inks & Paints etc
Ranger Enamel Accents ~ Cheese Puff, Electric Lime & Grape Soda
Core’dinations Smooth Cardstock ~ Kraft
Kraftin’ Kimmie ~ A Treat for Someone Sweet! (retired) sentiment only & Trick or Eat! (retired)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW!!!! SO impressive! :)
    Thanks for sharing over at the ATSC Challenge blog!

  2. A fantastic Halloween project, super details. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  3. Wow! I love this! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.


  4. A spooktacular card and great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  5. Whoa! FANG-TABULOUSLY scary! Loving all those creepy-bright colors, and so much detail! REALLY spook-tacular Halloweenie card! Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  6. What a gorgeous card Emily! Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT this time. Hugs!

  7. Gorgeous! Wow! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  8. Fabulous project, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

  9. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x


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