Welcome to Day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! I was going through some of my stamps, and I found a fabulous wreath that I’ve had for years. I decided to decorate it with a bat punch and some burgundy Stickles. Take a look.
The wreath has been embossed, so it has a nice texture to it. The Stickles don’t look Stickle-y, but trust me, they are! I used a Martha Stewart spiderweb punch to add to the creepiness.
I used a great skull from the large focal image from Bombshell’s Sugar Skulls stamp set. But, I am a little undecided if I like it or not. I think it needs to be a little bigger in this situation. So, I may take it off and use a different image. What do you think? I think it looks odd just floating there. I have another idea, but I ran out of time. Maybe I can try it later today.
I think someone needs to make a stamp that says Merry Creepmas. I really need it for this card! So, be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, listed in my sidebar. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Alison, I actually like that little skull with all that space around him/her/it. It makes it look more like it's in the center than it probably would have if it had been bigger and thereby directly attached to the wreath. Then it would have all just melted together, you know? (Not sure if I make sense at all. I think my English only gets worse with age. Lol.)
There are some Merry Creepmas stamps out there 🙂 Here http://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949/artwork?artworkId=1719040 and http://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949/artwork?artworkId=1719043 and http://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949/artwork?artworkId=1719039
Thank you for the links! I had forgotten Rick had some. I'll have to see if I have any of them. Hopefully someone will eventually have a rubber version. That'd be great.
Gorgeous wreath and I love how you've decorated it for Creepmas. the addition of the web border is fab and I like the little skullie in the center. Love the torn edges and inking too. Perfect the way it is. xxD
Glittery Katie says
Great wreath Alison!
applejack cards by sue says
Loving this wreath, personally I think the skull could be bigger but really it is gorgeous as it is. As Wiola posted…Rick St. Dennis has a choice of creepmas digis.
Claudia G says
The bats are cool! Great artjob.
Robyn (RedDogGirl) says
It is all in the details here – I love the torn edge around the wreath, the addition of the bats, and the spiderweb garland! They all combine to make this a great card. I would personally prefer a larger image in the center but I think you should go with your instincts! Go with what you love!
Great card Alison. Love the distressing and die cuts on your card. The wreath is so much fun! Great project for Day 3!
Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky says
Just love the great idea of using a regular Christmas stamp and transforming it into a Creepmas feel!!!! There's also a great creepmas sentiment from Delicious Doodles coming this Saturday ;o)
Awesome card, love that wreath image. The bats are a great touch. I think the skull looks great in the middle but ya know he's the perfect size to put on the wreath too… what if you stamped him in red and used him as the holly berries?? I think I might use that idea myself 🙂
Great card. Love your wreath
Emily Thubbron says
Alison, I love your wreath. It's fantastic The torn edges really make it work. The use of the spider web punch definitely makes it creepy. Rick has a couple of great Merry Creepmas images.
~Lady B~ says
This rocks! Fab work!
Fab card, the wreath is so cool.
Fantastic Creepmas Wreath!!! love the skully centre and the bats! and the web border is awesome – what's the die you've used?! love it! mo xxx