Monday, October 21, 2013

Last of my 'Authentic' Halloween Cards


Although I could keep playing with these vintage-look Authentique Halloween 12x12 sheets that I bought at Ben Franklin Crafts, I need to move on to other projects.  This last card started with the cute owl with pussy cat panel and the grossgrain ribbon with yellow polka dots. Somehow I felt the dots paired well with the full moon.  For the background paper I chose a zebra print paper from Canvas Corp because it was sort of cat-like or woodgrain for a forest feel. The typed sentiment was cut from the header on the Authentic sheet because I liked the sound of the words and it was like a freebie that would otherwise be thrown away.  The paper for the banner is also fashioned from an Authentique cardstock sheet.  The circular paper with the words, 'Trick or Treat' was snipped from the bottom of a Martha Stewart paper candy cup.  I was attracted to the crispy texture of the paper cup (like muffin liners) and I thought that the colors and shape worked well with the rest of the card.  The twine was added to give another rustic element.....and it was on my desk, LOL!  Finally, three yellow crystals were affixed to contrast to the homespun look and repeat the yellow dots again. I enjoyed making this card because it just sort of fell together and turned out pleasing to me. Okay, as promised this is the third and last Halloween card I'll show using the 'Authentic' papers....well, at least for this year. Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy crafting everyday!

 Note:  Does anyone remember the story or poem about the owl and pussy cat?  Do you remember the author/poet? Thank you Niki for telling me the poet's name. It saved me from going crazy trying to remember it.

6 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

ooh I really like this card, my fave the owl and the pussy cat.....

eva said...

sorry, don't remember the poem. great card though. i am ready to move onto christmas though i still have a couple halloween things to do.

Niki G said...

Ha! Love that poem...where the bong tree grows! If this is the same one it's by Lear. Great card too.

Annette Allen said...

Not sure what poem you are talking about.. but this card is adorable.. love the vintage look

yyam said...

Love this. How cute are the owl and cat! Lovely composition Lynn!:)

Leanne said...

Never heard of the poem, sorry! haha!
Great card, love the scene and the details. I'm almost done sharing my Halloween projects but I'm definitely ready to move on to the other holidays that are coming up.
Have a lovely day Lynn!!
^.^