Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Cardmaking

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful autumn day and I did find a few treasures at the REUSIT Day here in town.  ("Rescue the Environment and Us from being Smothered In Trash" is the translation of the acronym, in case you were wondering...)  We took more to the Drop Off/Swap Off than we brought home - so that made everyone happy.  I'll be posting some of my crafty recycling projects made with the items I found over the next few weeks.

I have been working on some designs with spiderwebs that are very intricate.  I haven't had a chance to test cut them yet, so I thought I'd post a couple of cards from last Halloween that use some spiderweb tricks. 

I always like to figure out ways to make the best use of my paper and it is fun to cut a design and then use the "leftovers" to create a second card. 

You can read about making the Beware card by clicking HERE to go to the post.

Information about making similar designs can be found  at THIS POST (part one) with a more detailed explanation at THIS POST (part two).  The trick for making all of these cards is the use of the "Hide Selected Contour" option in Design Studio or on the Gypsy.

Once you start to realize the possibilities that are opened up by hiding lines of a cartridge image you might understand why I have become so interested in using some of the other machines and programs that allow you to create your designs by drawing and editing the individual lines of a design.  The screen shot above shows a simple card topper that I made in the Silhouette Studio program.

Here is another more complicated design.  This was easy to make with the extra tools in the Silhouette program.  I would not be able to do this with Design Studio, the Gypsy or the Craftroom. 

Remember, you have a chance to win this bundle of Vintage Jewels from Creative Charms by linking up a project you have made with any Creative Charms embellishments - all of the information is at THIS POST and there is also a second prize of a mystery bundle of Creative Charms goodies from my stash up for grabs.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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1 comment:

  1. These are great cards, I love using the waste to create something else.
    Kim xXx


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