Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dracula Edwin "Vahnts" to Drink Your Blood!


Hello Dearest Readers,

Good morning to each of you! Thank you so much for stopping by! It is such a pleasure that you have come to see my latest creation. I hope that this post finds each of you well, happy, and filled with creative ideas!

Today begins the newest challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I happen to just love Halloween, so making Halloween cards is a lot of fun for me. That being said, the new challenge is to create a card that is…

Spooky or about Halloween!


Are you ready to see my creation? Well, here it is:



Is Edwin cute or what? I love using Edwin stamps! This one is just adorable! I chose to make the stitching more of an embellishment by using a fancy (spooky looking?) stitch. I love how it turned out. I have no idea who made the paper. There was nothing printed on the back. It is a 12 x 12 sheet. I added some bat die cuts cut from a Cheery Lynn die and a Memory Box die. I wanted the card to be gender neutral so I didn't add a ton of flowers. I added a black ribbon and then just the single two-toned gray flower. The "Boo" looks and feels like stone, but it is made from clay. I added a mini screw brad to the existing hole. As you can see, the circular frame surrounding Edwin has a pewter/silver sparkle design.

I wanted to keep the interior panels simple in design, so I kept it minimal. Again, I used the machine stitching as an embellishment. Here are the interior panels:





As you can see, I repeated the bow and added a matching button. For the bottom, I repeated the stars found on the top panel and the front of the card. The flowers are also kept to a minimum.

Both the Dracula Edwin and Star Border stamp are Magnolia.

I hope you will leave a comment for me, as well as my other Teamies! One lucky gal will win a Surprise Package from Magnolia-licious.



I hope I have provided some inspiration for you. I am so delighted that you stopped by! Thank you again!

Have a wonderful week!

XO,

Chris

7 comments:

Stampsnob said...

This is too cute for words it is hard to think scary he is adorable..........Lis

Suzi said...

Fanta"boo"lous creation Chris, love this sweet Edwin and all your amazing details. Wonderful work hon.
Hugs Suzi x

Cathy Lee said...

Dracula Edwin is too cute to drink anyone's blood, especially with those rosy cheeks of his. LOL Love this adorable card, Chris. Your die cuts are fabulous, Edwin is beautifully colored as always and the inside...decorated perfectly. Love your creative inspiration.
Hugz,
Cath

Donna said...

Oh, wow!!! This is a gorgeous make Chris! I have never seen Dracula Edwin before. Isn't he fab!
The colours are gorgeous and the detail is super inside and out.
Hugs, Donna xx

Rosemary said...

this card is terrorific! Your Edwin is too cute to spook. love the colors

Mayumi Adler said...

Cute and scary at one time, love it! I've just fallen in love with this Edwin stamp ^^

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow Chris what a great looking card. Edwin is a little bit to cute to be spooky but I love it. Gorgeous stitching and the inside of the card is looking great to..wow..
greetings Miranda