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Monday, September 5, 2016

booyah 2

Hi, everyone! Happy Labor Day!

How's the holiday weekend going? Yesterday was our family get-together today. So, I've spent a good part of the day laboring over a kiddie Halloween card. Now laboring over a card.... that's my favorite kind of labor.  :)

Cosmo Cricket matilda dp; Stampin' Up! and Recollections black; stash lavender; SU vellum
Lawn Fawn booyah images and sentiment, stamped in StazOn jet black
images stamped on vellum, colored with Prismacolor pencils, adhered to page-protector plastic
NBUS Paper Smooches border 3 dies; SU oval punch
Creative Memories circle cutting system
NBUS Simon Says Stamp goodie bag sequins
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; Zots glue dots; Elmer's foam tape; Ranger multi medium matte

Ever since getting these little ghosts -- what do you call a pack/gang/gaggle of ghosts, anyway? -- I've wanted to try and create the illusion of these little guys and gals floating in air. That was my goal in making my second booyah card of this Halloween season.

  • For this card, I started by stamping the ghosts in StazOn on vellum... using masking tips shared by Sandy Allnock that can be found here. Then I worked on a front panel and cut out the circle shown in the Sketch Saturday sketch shown at the right.
  • Next, I fussy cut out my ghosts and placed them between two layers of page protectors, adhering them to the back layer with carefully produced glue dots.
  • Then, I taped the background paper for the shaker part of the card to the card base. The  paper shown is the second one I tried. (The first choice is shown at the right.) I switched to this paper because the multi-colored, wavy pattern better shows the "transparent", floating-in-air quality of the ghosts.
  • Next, I decided to turn the card into a shaker card. As the card at the right shows, I didn't start off mak a shaker card. But, I'd just gotten this pack of sequins in a much-appreciated goodie bag from SSS and really liked the result when they were added to the mix. It seems like the sequins showed off the "transparent" aspect even more. I actually went with a double layer of foam tape for this shaker card. Retired, frugal me doesn't usually do this. But, the double layer seemed to accentuate the floating-in-air effect. LOL 

In addition to Sketch Saturday, I'm going to share this card at the following challenges:

Parting Thoughts

My thanks to Samantha and the Simon Says Stamp blog team for the wonderful goodie bag that arrived on Saturday. It was filled with goodies perfect for SAS4Kids cards!

New challenges started today at Cards in Envy and Send a Smile 4 Kids. There are just two more days left to play along with us at Words 2 Craft By.

Enjoy the remainder of the weekend, and have a great week. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. How cute is this card - love it! Your shaker card turned out great - I love them but have only made one. Congrats on that goodie bag, too :-)

  2. What a cute Halloween shaker card! You just can't go wrong with those adorable LF images!

  3. Darling!!! I'm working on a shaker card myself....great minds think alike! And yes, good illusion of floating. Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving the nice comment.

  4. What a fun card! I love the fun ghosts, the shaker and the cute saying!

  5. love your fun halloween card and fun spooky friends!!!

  6. hello sybrina! super cute card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  7. The ghosts are so cute! I really like the way you've used the sketch!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! xx

  8. This is so cool! Love the shaker. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Stamp It! Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)