September 8, 2009

totally creepy!

Have you all enjoyed the fantastic challenges over at Stamp a Sweet Impression this week? You still have time to enter and win fab prizes - the deadline is Wednesday night at midnight Pacific time.

I made another Taylored Expressions card using the new set, Spooky Expressions. I stamped the tree, moon, and owl in Chocolate Chip craft ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. To make my paper look totally creepy, I used some Tea Dye Distress Ink and rubbed it all over the papers and ribbon. I love the look this created and I wonder why I don't do this more? Well, because it really freaks me out to dirty up my paper, that's why! LOL! It's very fun though, so I'll get over my fear and try it out again.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

recipe -
stamps: spooky expressions (taylored expressions)
ink: chocolate chip, chocolate chip craft, tea dye distress ink (ranger)
paper: old olive, vintage violet card stock, halloween night dsp
accessories: old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, jumbo brads, clear embossing powder, rectangle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), embossed curve edger punch (ek success), stampin' dimensionals


  1. Ooohhh WOW!!!! This is AWESOME!!! I love the look of the Tea Dye... See I have the same fear.. perhaps I should try it too... ooohh look out DSP!!!

    xx SJ

  2. That card is gorgeous! I love the colors!!

  3. I love the ink rubbed on ribbon. What a great idea!!

  4. It's fabulous Karen! Love the colors!!

  5. LOVE this! Your colors are fantastic and I love the images stamped on that DP and those big yummy brads! This is ADORABLE!!!

  6. Hi Karen, this is great!! I love the color you stamped on. It looks perfect!! Hugs, Cathy

  7. This card is wonderful!. Love the layout and those stamps! The tea dye has a very nice effect. Beautiful!

  8. With a subject like that I had to stop in and see what was so creepy. Darling card. Love the tree.

  9. great card! that tree image is fab! such a fun card, love it!