Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spooky!

It's just one day until Halloween here in the U.S., and we are all set for our trick-or-treaters.  My kids are old enough now to go on their own (with other friends), so it looks like I'll be home to hand out the candy.
I've got a picture of my older daughter in her costume further down this post, but first, a Halloween card.


Though it's been a while since I bought a $1.00 Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I still have so many wonderful things from those bags.  This entire 'card kit' was in one of them.  Absolutely everything you see on this card was put together in a clear envelope, right down to the snippet of ribbon and stamped, punched image.  The bats were already glittered, paper panels already trimmed.  All I had to do was put the pieces together!

There are black-embossed spider webs on the black panel...can you see them in the photo below?  


I know the witch's feet come from the set Wicked Cool, but I am not sure about the sentiment.  Do you mind if I skip the Stamping Supplies section I usually include in my posts?

Here is my "Couture Clown":


The cuffs, neck collar and tutu were all no-sew projects, using nothing more than tulle and ribbon.  I used THIS tutorial to help me out.  The directions are for one adult-size tutu, but I simply adapted them for the cuffs and collar using a narrower ribbon and strips of tulle.  And, in case you are going to do this too, please know that I did not sew the ribbons as the blogger described.  I'm not really sure why she went to the trouble.  I used a long length of ribbon as the 'waistband' and added all those tulle strips, no sewing needed.

The hat was made with a dollar-store party hat, covered with three coats of white craft paint.  Three different sizes of Styrofoam balls were cut in half, painted black and covered with black glitter, then glued to the hat with a hot glue gun.

I think we spent less than $8 for this costume (unless you count the black leggings and black bodysuit; then it's over $25) because I used ribbon I had on hand.

See you tomorrow with another Halloween card, one I really love.  :-)

14 comments:

Benzi said...
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Benzi said...

Great card, Colleen, and your Couture Clown outfit is fabulous. How handy you are, girl!!! Your daughter will be the star of the Halloween show.

Storms are supposed to come in here just about sundown tomorrow so I guess our trick or treaters may not get to come out. What am I going to do with somewhere between $80-$90 worth of candy???? Maybe everyone will come back on Friday.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love your card ... loving the colors and those bats!! And her costume is AMAZING!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!!!

Marisa said...

Great mix of colours on the card and WELL DONE on the costume!!!

Bonnie said...

Love the costume and the card! How nice that it was already done except for the putting together! Love the glittery bats!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute job on the costume!! :)

Vickie Z said...

Fun card! I sooooo need a witches feet stamp!!! The Couture Clown is fantastic!!

lisa808 said...

Spooky cute card.

Your daughter looks beautiful. Best wishes for a fun and safe Halloween.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow, what a great grab bag! Your card is so pretty! And your daughter is a doll in her costume! So creative!

Lisa said...

What a fun card I really like the blinged out bat! Your daughter looks FABULOUS, what a great costume!!!!!

Linda R said...

Your Halloween card looks great.. But I have to say your daughters costume looks amazing. I LOVE it.

Hugs~

Leslie Miller said...

Cute card! I love the colors. Can't get much easier, can it? The costume you made for your daughter is a real WOW!! Totally adorable!

maria f. said...

I bet DD loved being in that costume. So unique.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous card! And what a bargain! Your daughters costume is fabulous! I love it

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