8.21.2010

HDH052 - Graveyard step card

Freakin' finally, right?  I stayed up late last night finishing this little baby off.  I've seen step cards around for awhile now, and just never tried one out... this HDH052 challenge gave me the perfect reason to do one :)  I mean, sometimes it's tough to get three or more images on one card unless you have just a little bit more room to work with :)


Have I told you lately that I LOVE my MS grass border punch?!  I think that is clear on this little graveyard scene!


I stamped the iron gate on a transparency and then glued it at the bottom & covered it with another grass strip to conceal it.  Works well me thinks!


I'm not sure you can tell, but there are a bunch of little stars in the night sky that I made with a glitter pen.


How do you like the kitty hiding behind the grass?  That would be a "whoopsie-turned-wonderful".  I took a marker to color the white around his whiskers green, so that it would blend a bit.  UGH!  Do NOT do that.  So I covered it all with the bunch of grass... genius me thinks :)


Don't you love the orange bubbly wondermous oozing from the cauldron in the background?!  Me too :)  And the gravestone border punch from MS... love love LOVE.  Love even more when I add a little Stickles to them :)


Delightfully Spooky (TAC sentiment), witch/cauldron silhouette (unknown)
Paper:  Bazzill & Neenah white & TAC black cardstocks
Ink:  StazOn black, Memento Tuxedo, VersaFine Onyx,
Other:  MS border punches, orange & Concord Distress Stickles, clear Stardust glitter pen, Copic markers


What do you think?

21 comments:

Patricia said...

OMG that is awesome I love everything about that card.
~Patricia

Keepsake's Crafts said...

Looks great and really, really like he sneakie-kitty (ooops-cover) in the grass!

artyventure said...

It's most impressive! It must have taken days to make this. Really really love it!

Linda aka Oz said...

oh I so agree... a touch of genius!!! but then again.. am I just sucking up??? (throws head back to release most delicious cackle)

I love this masterpiece. It is everything and then some more! I am sooooo jealous.

but just to make you swoon a little... I get new glasses and we be able to SEE up close by next friday!!! it is starting to come together.....

Oz

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Dude,...this is flippin' amazing! One of my favorites so far. LOVE the fence on acetate! Brilliant!
Way to hide your flub. No one would ever know if you didn't tell them about it.
Uh, my birthday is coming up,... just sayin'.

Michelle said...

This is totally cool...you've outdone yourself. It was definitely worth the wait...now don't you have some other HALLOWEEN card to make?!?!?! I'm just sayin' (mwahhhhhh)

Gina said...

Oh *flumph* I knew I'd forgotten to do something this week :( Won't have time to make anything tomorrow so I look like sitting this one out, sorry! Fabulously awesome work there Barb :D XXX

Andrea C said...

what do we think? freakin amazing, there is just so much to it, I love it x

StampitCrazy said...

WTF...Never knew Our stamps could look sooooo beautiful... AWESOME JOB BARB

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

OHHHH.. This one is a "beauty"...especially the GREEN skin tones!.... I'm a MS grass punch lover myself! .... What a GREAT scene stopper this on IS...so spooky!

Alison said...

Me thinks it can't get any better then this. Period.

Debbie Pamment said...

What do I think??? This is TOTALLY FREAAKINGLY AWESOME!!!! get the idea - LOL
xXx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Definately worth the wait. Thanks Barb for sharing your great work with us all

Nancy said...

are you f.serious...this is tooo DIE for...you are simply just amazing at your cards you create girlie....I've had a hard time to with this challenge to, but I think I just figured out something...so now I just need to color and put everything together....I absolutely just love Barb's stamps....anywhoo, your card is AWESOME--creative--and very inspiring Barb....love it....thanks for a great challenge....


Hugs
Nancy

Celeste said...

WOW! I love this card. Makes me wanna go make one! I love how you blended the background for the "smoke". Too Cool! Hiding the kitty was brilliant. He looks so sneaky! Love it all girl! You rock!

Kel said...

Totally insane card.. Love the orange bubbly goop, the oops kitty, the grass, the stars..all fantabuloso!

ladybrayton71 said...

total awesomeness! the hiding cat...genius!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Oh. My. Gawd. Wicked. Awesome. Greatness. There are no other words! I cannot even muster up the vocabulary to adequately convey just how much I love this!

DonnaMundinger said...

Holy crap! this is so freakin' fantastic I'm speechless! Love, love, LOVE ALL of the stamps you used and the kitties on the fence and in the grass...sa-weet! Definitely worth the wait, oh Master! (I want this, BAD!) xxD

Ms. Jen said...

Barb, this is great! I haven't attempted one yet either. I just love what you did with each step!

Toni said...

Du-dette (in place of "dude")... Your creation is most awesome. I am in complete awe. I love everything about it!!!!