Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning!  We're on the downhill slide of this week.  I have a really fun card to share with you today.  Warning:  This card is for adults 21 and over.  LOL

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff introduced a new set last week called Vintage Halloween Label stamps and it's awesome!!  And since we're nearing September, Halloween isn't too far away.  It's time to start thinking of tricks and treats and parties.  Now I am not into the scary stuff that Halloween can bring, so when I chose this image to work with, I thought of the Wicked Witch of the West from Wizard of Oz.  And on a more ecclectic note, more like Elphaba from the book Wicked.  What an interesting take in this novel of a childhood favorite.  Anyway, here's the card...


I created a gatefold card and decorated the side panels with some fun paper that I had only a few scraps left.  You might remember almost a year ago I created a frame for the kids' Halloween pictures for my Mom using this same paper and Lindsay's Stamp Stuff images.  If not, you can find it here.


Here's a close up of the image.  It took some playing around with it before I actually got it sized nearly right to use my Labels nestabilities with this image.  I sized it to 2.80" and it worked pretty well.  The image is so great that it needed very little color.  But I thought of the scene where Dorothy was locked in the witch's castle and her crystral ball filled with smoke.  So with my very old chalks I colored the ball to look like the swirling smoke.

Supplies:
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Old Olive, Black (Recollections)
Paper:  Halloween paper (??) (Michaels)
Copics:  YG03
Tools:  Chalks (SU), Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug, Labels Nestabilities
Embellishments:  brads (SU)

And here's the 21 and over part...


I found this fun martini recipe on a website called Drink of the Week.  Now I'm not a big drinker by any means, but I enjoy a fun martini or yummy margarita every once in awhile.  My thought was this would be fun at a party to give as favors to guests.  Of course you could switch it out for a non-alcoholic punch that is kid friendly.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and that I inspired you to look at your regular A2 sized cards a little differently.  Head on over to Lindsay's blog to see what sort of tips and treats she has for you.  Then it's time to shop because everything in Lindsay's Stamp Stuff store is on sale - 40% off!!  But you have to hurry, this sale ends tonight at midnight.  Thank you for stopping by!

13 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jacki Randolph said...

Melissa, this is so cool!! I love how you used the label for a card front and then added a recipe inside. Beauitful design papers and I love the smoke filled ball. I just picked up this set the other day, thanks for the inspiration. Fabulous idea.

Cheryl said...

I love the green on this card. It is perfect. I am going to copy your recipe too. We have a Halloween party each year and I am always looking for something fun.

Cindi said...

woo hoo..a card right up my alley!! lol great card, yummy recipe, and I saw wicked in New york last fall..it was beyond fab!! your card brings back memories
:)

Tamara Bennett said...

That paper is awesome! Goes great with the label! Love it!

Mrs. Fence said...

Ha ha ha! I thought of you when I saw the second part, Cindi! LOL Fun card, Mel. The colors are awesome and the chalk coloring is perfect!

Margie said...

This is awesome, and I love the recipe inside!

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is one great card. I so love the design of this card and the monochromatic feel. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Woohoo - love your brew Melissa! :) Have you read the other books in the Wicked series?!? The last one definitely left room for yet another sequel.

Micki said...

wow, this is another awesome card. Girl, you rocked this. I love it and I am lovin' that recipe too, lol.

Can I CASE it? The card I mean, oh I'm definitely casing the recipe, lol.

hugs

ljurecek said...

Fan-tabulous! Love that you created a gatefold card with this! I never would have guessed you used chalk on this but, Wow, it's perfect! And, thanks so much for that recipe. I may have to give it a whirl on bunco night!

1CardCreator said...

Wow I love this! I never would have thought of green that is so original! It looks fabulous as a gatefold and really cool dp too. I love how you think outside the box. TFS ~Diane

Lindsay Weirich said...

great card, the gate fold really makes it specail, thanks for the recipe too!

Karin said...

Fantasic card! Thanks for the yummy drink too :)

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