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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Horror stories for gingersnap...second post today

Hey the bloggers,
Well this challenge was horror stories and Edgar Alan Poe inspired...I thought and thought and then went for it!!!
I started with a tag and covered half using Edgar text from his book, which felt a bit naughty but looked good!!! I over stamped the other side of the tag in text inked with pumice stone.
I inked the tag using distress inks in pumice stone, black soot and aged mahogany to create an eerie feel, I hope!!!!
Then I waited for the ink to dry (well blasted it again actually, patience is not my strong point when I am on a roll!!!).When dry I heat embossed the Tim pen nibs, which I just love, and embossed using detail embossing powder.I love the detail and shine in contrast to the eerie smudgy background.
finally I added a splat stamp using aged mahogany DI.

I added staples down edge of text, pen nibs, a heart cut from grungepaper and half covered in tissue tape with text and finally a treatment with. Picture of Poe himself.
To add to the stories and writing element, I stamped pen nibs onto the ribbon.
My favourite piece is the dolls house books which I added some text and blood to one of the pages.
I love the feel of this tag and how it all came together, let me know what you think, gently!!!
I am entering this for the following challenges:
Horror stories @ http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/
Emboss it @ http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/
Books @ http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/
Emboss it @ http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/
spooky/scary @ http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/
no designer paper @ http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
spooky @ http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/
Thanks  for stopping by, it makes my day!
Have a good one !
Ta trace x


  1. Oh what a lovely card...Thank you for joining us at Crafty sentiments..And good luck.

    Caz xx

    Crafy Sentiments GDT

  2. Horror stories? Golly I would not know where to start! lol But WOW Trace this is just up your street! And how you have pulled it off! I love that text and the fact it came from the book (even if it did feel a bit naughty) and those tiny dolls house books are brilliant! Judy x

  3. Fabulous! Love this. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

  4. Love this is is just gorgeous.xxx

  5. Wow! Now THIS is definitely spooky/scary!! :) Thanks for playing along at The Stamping Boutique!

  6. This is just brilliant! :) So well thought out, and great impact. Love the idea of a page from the book too :)

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  7. A beautiful card, thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  8. A gorgeous tag !
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'embossing' challenge.
    Good Luck !! Hope to see you back next week :O)

    Choccy xx

  9. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Good Luck!!!
    Hugs Nataliya

  10. This is a fabulous tag, I love the embossing & the little books :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

  11. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

  12. Fabulous tag, so much detail, Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. HUgs


  13. Love your creativity! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  14. Great tag - I love the blood splatters! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)


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