I have to admit, I’m a bit creeped out. Probably because this is not where I thought I was going. GM 20 this week is distress stickles. My stock currently consists of rock candy and picket fence. IMO distress stickles is perfectly suited for doing old fashioned post cards or scraps. Gives the look of old glitter that’s flaked a bit over time. Simon says stamp says show some bling, so I thought I could work both together into an old fashioned Halloween greeting. In addition to the stickles and the bling I thought rosettes would add just the right touch. It started glamorously enough….I cut a tag out of black card stock (TH die) and embossed a TH flourish in black. Then I gave it a smear of silver dauber and scrubbed it off again. The trouble started when I couldn’t find the glamour Victorian witch image that I was seeing in my head. That’s when things started going in a different direction. I had this old photo of someone’s progeny and started thinking about shopping some witches hats on them…..worked pretty well. Suddenly, the fact that they were holding hands was no longer a good thing! “If you don’t give us candy, we’re going to start chanting”.
The rosettes (TH Mini Rosette die) were cut from a sparkly black coredination paper, layered with 2 of the Halloween TH tissue tapes and smeared with rock candy distress stickles. Rock Candy also appears on the tag in a few spots, on the witch’s hats and along the edge of the laced. The bling I picked up a Michaels. It’s a really cool black/grayish iridescent color. There’s some nasty looking feathers and the misshapen donut is picket fence distress crackle and UTEE. If you’re here, you know what I mean by TH, but for the record, check out the awesomeness here
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