Thursday 27 October 2016

Wobbly Ghost Halloween Card

Good morning friends

Today's card is a little bittersweet for me. The ghost was cut from a Hallmark garland and sent to me years ago from my far away friend Impi. Impi wasn't feeling well that July and was gone from us in September - but with letters we got to say a proper goodbye to each other.

Impi was an amazing paper crafter. You see all those people using sponges  & torn paper masks or stencils to create scenes? Yeah - that was her idea. She came up with the technique many many years ago and was featured in RubberStampMadness magazine. She called it SMOOSHING, so to honour her I still refer to it as Smooshing and I smile every time I see someone use the technique.

She created the most amazing scenes using Smooshing and rubber stamps and the large envelopes that made their way to my mailbox were pieces of art. As were the margins of all her letters. Then there were the swaps. She would buy things like these garlands, cut them into pieces and tuck them into her pen-pals envelopes. And we would all do the same for her.

I think of her often, and feel her presence in the quiet when I'm making cards. She would have loved Karen Burniston's Pop it Ups!

Anyhow, I let go of the sentimental reasons to be hanging onto this piece and made a Halloween card for one of our Grandkids.

I stamped the orange banner on white card stock, using the new Occasions Clear stamps then cut them out with the coordinating banner die with the Anita Frames Pop-Up. Then I drew on the letters and hung it from the ghosts hands with twine.

The whole ghost was then adhered to the embossed orange background with an Action Wobble.

Inside is some hand lettering and glittered stickers.

Ghost embellishment - stash
Anita Frames Pop-Up (Banner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Occasions Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Sakura stardust pen
Bakers Twine
Sticker - Stash
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Orange card stock
White card stock
Action Wobble

Card size - A2

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