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Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Watched Pot Never Boils

And isn't that a lucky thing for this little ghoul?  Since he almost looks like the main course, or at least the main ingredient!!

This cute image is called Cauldron Congregation and it is a September Queen Kat Designs new release from artist Coriander Shea Detwiler.  It was love at first inking when I opened up my QKD envie and found him.
I knew I had to make a special card for his first debut, so I made a Step Card.  Have you made one yet??

If not, it's very easy!  Just cut a piece of cardstock to 5-1/2"x12".  Then, placing the cardstock horizontally, score at 1", 2", 4", 6", and 9".  From the end starting with the 1 inch scores, fold in and then out, mountain and valley folds, so that you end up with three "card fronts" of ascending height.

From there, you can cover with any patterned paper, stamped image and embellishments that strike your fancy!  For my card, I had some fall leaves patterned paper that I used to cover my three "card fronts" in varying heights. I fussy-cut the leaves at the top to give it some fullness and shape.

On the first, shortest front, I placed my Halloween sentiment, "Eeeek A Ghost!"  I added a spider and a black pearl on each end, and replaced the letter "O" with a googly eye.

On my second front, the one on which I personally like to showcase my stamped images, I colored Cauldron Congregation with my trusty Copics.  I added a few more colored ghosties and adhered them with dimensional dots for an even more 3D effect.  A painted wooden gravestone sits beside the unlikely gathering.

The tallest card front, or my background piece, sets the scene, with an extra ghost from the stamp.  In addition to it, I stamped QKD's Steampunk Butterfly and gave it Halloween coloring.  I couldn't help myself,  I had to add a googly eye to the body of my beastly butterfly.  I think it lends the card a more, well, unique look, don't you?

When you try this step-fold style of card, have fun with it!  And check out the QKD Shoppe for some killer Halloween stamps.  When you receive your new stamps, make sure to check out the Facebook Page to sign up for our 13 Days of Halloween Customer Blog Hop!  Fun, inspiration and prizes will definitely put the treat in your crafty trick-or-treating!!


Cole Meyer said...

Eeek! Absolutely perfect! Love it!

nwilliams6 said...

This is super fun! Love the theme you carried out on this great stair step card.

Shawna said...

OH MY WORD PAT! This card is FABULOUS!!!

Cindy said...

AMAZING!!!! Just love it all!!!
Cindy H.