Friday, September 18, 2009

Midnight Fright Surprise

Here's another Marvelous Magical Marquee Card. See my previous post on September 10 for another Halloween version. See Jan Tink's blog ( for her fabulous tutorial video on August 29. This card ended up having some punched art on it - quite by accident.

Here's the card slightly opened, revealing the message and the full moon "opening up"

Here's the card fully opened, revealing messages underneath the full moon.

Close-up of the inside message from Batty for You stamp set: the funny skull

Inside card is a rub on from the Spooky Treats Rub On.

Here are the components to make this card: the basic measurements are on Jan's site. I did increase the inside panel to be 3" x 5-1/4" and the moving part in More Mustard CS to be 2-1/4" x 3-1/4". The punched hole size is 1-1/2".

To make the "clouds" (which, by the way was so much fun to do): punch a dew circles and use a sponge to randomly apply Craft White Ink.

To make the "grass": Yup, I used the snowflake punch and cut off the pieces that are needed. Lightly sponge using Old Olive ink, too - we like depth and texture here we can get it.

For the Full Moon, make a "mask" for sponging (see the chocolate chip color scrap that was made in the photo). Close the card, sponge the punched hole using More Mustard Ink - also dab a little Only Orange Ink.

Here are the results of the Full Moon - looks OK?

To make the fence: Punch (6) posts using the Word Window Punch, cut off the bottom, trim tops as shown. Cit 2 lengths 4-1/4" long strips Tip: there's no need to make them so perfectly straight.. Apply Basic Grey Ink using a sponge to all post pieces.

This is the completed fence, grass, and ground (torn strips of Chocolate chip). The bird: it's the rub on from Spooky Treats.
  • Stamps: Batty for You
  • CS: Black, Basic Grey, Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Cast-a-Spell Designer Paper
  • Ink: Black, Craft White, Basic Grey, Old Olive, More Mustard, Only Orange
  • Accys: Spooky Treats Rub-On, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Stamping Sponges, Sticky Tape.

Thank you for your visit today............hope you enjoyed this version. Have a great weekend and see you allon Monday!.........Hugs...............


Janine said...

Girl, you have ROCKED that Marquee card! I love it!

Candice Schwartz said...

I just LOVE it, Great Job ;-)

Project Create said...

Love this card....great work.TFS

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Astounding! What a brilliant take on the Marquee card. LOVE your fence & moon. WOWza!

Dixie Finn said...

Super card. Great job.

Janis said...

Your projects are just amazing! I followed a link posted by 'Marti-Pezadoodles' on the Cricut messageboard. So glad I found you, I will be following. TFS your incredible work!