OSAT Blog Hop Spooktacular


Hello and welcome to my blog and the October OSAT Blog Hop.  This month we have a Spooktacular hop for you.  I have created a super fun card and a cute fun Halloween filled dimensional project for you.  Here's a look at my projects for this month's hop.

Crystal Ball Card: 

For my card this month I wanted to create a Halloween card but with a little twist.  And the Snow Globes Shaker Domes and the Snow Globe Dies allowed me to do just that.  I wanted to create a crystal ball on my card and with both those items (by the way they are not just for Christmas) allowed me to create the perfect card that fit the bill.  I started out my card by cutting the snow globe shape from my card front.  Which was a piece of the Monster Bash designer series paper on a piece of Mango Melody cardstock.  Once I had it cut out I wanted to add a little darkness around the edges.  So I masked off my mat on my card front and used a sponge and sponged on so Tuxedo Black ink.  I did this just around the edge of the card so it looked like it was sitting back.
Once that was completed and I had the Snow Globe Shaker Dome in place I added my sequins and another piece of the Monster Bash Designer Series paper over that to enclose the shaker.  For my sequins I used a mix of sequins from past Paper Pumpkin Kits, and some other spooky colored ones I had on hand.  I then cut out the base with a piece of Mango Melody Cardstock, which I added my sentiment to using Versamark ink and some Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I then used a couple sponge daubers and added some Mango Melody ink and Tuxedo Black ink around the edge of my die cut shape.  This allowed for more of a vintage look to the crystal ball base.  I then added that to my card front with liquid glue.  I looked at the card and thought it was cute but it needed something else.
That's when I had the idea to make a wood shelf or table top for the crystal ball to be sitting on.  So, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to 4 x 1 15/16 and colored it with my Stampin' Blends to create the wood look.  For the coloring I used Soft Suede (combo pack) Crumb Cake (combo Pack), Bronze, and the light Basic Black.  I keep layering the colors until I got the look I wanted.  I then used the sponge again and darkened the back and sides.  I then used the snow globe dies one more time and cut out the opening to fit the base.  I then added that to my card front and added the it to my Smoky Slate card base.

Coffin Shadow Box: 

For my dimensional project this month I knew I wanted to do something with the Coffin Treat boxes but I didn't want to just make a treat box and call it done.  So I had been thinking about how to make them into a shadow box for the last few months.  So, I sat down and spent an afternoon in the craft room to figure out how I could do just that.  And this is what I came up with. 
From the outside I know it looks just like a treat box, but when you open it up, it's a completely different story.  I added some shelves to the inside with some basic black cardstock and liquid glue.  I then added my additional shadow box elements with images from the Spooktacular Bash stamp set and some some of the designer series paper and other elements form the suite.  I stamped and colored the little vampire portrait and cut it out then I added little stands to the back and glued everything in place.  I repeated that process with the jars after cutting each one apart.  I added the sign on the inside of the coffin lid with some of the black dimensionals.  I also dressed it up and added googly eyes to the o's.  I thought that added a super cute touch.  
To finish it off I added the designer series paper to the front and some of the black scalloped edge ribbon to secure it closed.  Well, that's my projects for this month I hope that you have enjoyed them.  If you are viewing this post on my wordpress site you will have to click here to see the blog roll.  If you are on my blogger page (which is my new blog) you can find the blog roll below.  

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 
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