Monday, September 28, 2015

Spooky Halloween

Today's card for The Rubber Cafe features the Monster Bash Creative Cafe Kit.  For this set I used images from the add-on stamp set Monster Lab.

I picked the funky pumpkins from the designer paper pad and cut it to 5 1/4 x 4 inches and layered it on a black panel measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. For a fun touch I doodled around the edge with a 01 Micron pen.

I selected a few coordinating papers to stamp my sentiments out on.
TIP:  I don't precut little banners like this, I stamp them on the patterned paper and then trim them to size with my paper trimmer.  I keep the blade about the same distance away as I trim all of the way around the words I want to use.  If making a banner tail, leave a bit wider space to cut your banner tails.  My banners ended up being just a tad bit over 1/4 inch tall and various lengths.

The dog colored with Copic markers and is fussy cut.
TIP: When I fussy cut, I leave a small white border around images to help make them pop.

The dog and sentiments are layered on a black panel measuring 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches. The green dot paper measures 3 15/16 x 2 7/16 inches.  The dog is popped up over the sentiment box.  The black paper measures 1 15/16 x 9/16 inches and the green dot paper measures 1 13/16 x 1/2 inch.  Again, I do not premeasure my papers when matting, I simply line things up on my paper cutter and cut it the same distance from the image or banners all of the way around.

I used fussy cutting on a chevron piece to form a fun border.  No science to my measuring here, I just cut the paper so I had 3 dark green chevron stripes. 

The gems layered on buttons are my tip of the month...why not layer the embellishments up and create a new look?
Stamps, cardstock, paper, buttons, gems:  Monster Bash Creative Cafe Kit.
Copic Markers

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