Saturday, 21 October 2017

A Frightful Birthday

I've finally got around to starting and finishing my husbands birthday card with a sprinkling of Halloween for the 31st October.

I absolutely couldn't resist this set of stamps from Sugar Pea Designs as soon as I saw the sweet little ghost, that face is so darn cute and I knew instantly he was destined for this special birthday card.

I did a bit of matting and layering then embossed a cobweb onto plain white cardstock after inking up the folder with pearlescent silver.  Every embossed line has been retraced with a Sakura clear glitter pen to make it catch the light and glisten.  I stamped and fussy the little ghost out and popped him on 3D foam, offset from the cobweb.

I think you can just about see the sparkle of the cobweb on the photo.  I inked the 'Husband' stamp in black at first but had a change of heart and inked half in black and orange and did the sentiment (which I think is cool) in black so it flows.  I added a little black bat and its all ready to be received.

Challenge Links...

Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Allsorts - Halloween

Supplies:  White/black cardstock, Sugar Pea Designs/Clearly Besotted stamps, Tim Holtz Hocus Pocus EF/bat die/cobweb, unbranded stitched circle die, Sakura clear glitter gel pen.


  1. A real fun Halloween creation and such a nice 'grown up' design as well, many thanks for joining in with our Halloween theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. What a sweet and fun Halloween birthday card! I love how you highlighted the cobweb and made it sparkle, and the ombre stamping of the word husband is really unique and cool! Great card!

  3. Hi Claire, a very cute birthday come Halloween card, love the two toned sentiment. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  4. Fabulous CAS card, I love how you did the cobweb. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
    Katrina x

  5. He really is cute and not at all scary. This is a great way to frame the cobweb

  6. A really cute and great fun card for your Hubby's birthday Claire. Barbxx

  7. Great card perfect for this weeks challenge.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Halloween' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  8. What a brilliant card and the ghost reallly is the cutest ever. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Allsorts and hope to see you next week!


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