Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Tombstone Artist Trading Card

Tombstoneatc I’m playing in a Tombstone shaped artist trading card swap on the Pennywise Arts Yahoo Group!  There are 9 of us, each making 9 identical cards to swap out. 

My wonderful husband Brian has been creative too.  He’s designed lots of templates and cut files for my Cricut.  His last batch was five different tombstone shapes.  Perfect!

Using Sure Cuts Alot software and my Cricut I get myself into crazy details that I would never have considered when all I had was a pair of scissors!  Ü 

The base and front of my card are cut from bronze Stardream paper.  Even the copper Stardream background insert and the acetate were cut on my Cricut. 

I stamped Copper Brilliance crackles (Stamper’s Anonymous) around the edges.  The crow image (from Inkadinkado) is embossed onto the front of the card and acetate at the same time.  **It had to be heated very carefully so as not to melt and warp the acetate.

I created a foam tape box around the window and filled it with a mixture of micro beads and sealed them in with the copper cardstock backing piece.  The bat was punched from glossy black cardstock and added to the card with foam tape.  A gem is the finishing touch.

Tombstoneatc I’ll be sure to share the other tombstones when the swap comes back later this month!

Hugs, Suzanne

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