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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Candy corn card...

I was inspired by a few candy corn cards on Pinterest, and so I decided to create one of my own, using my Silhouette Cameo.

I first created my card base by tracing a clipart candy corn in the Silhouette software, creating a larger "offset," duplicating it and then joining the two shapes on one side.

Once that was done, I cut my original candy corn into three different parts so that each could be cut out of a different patterned paper.

Then came the most fun part--decorating the front of my card. I used some unbranded dies for my sentiment, ghosts and bats. The green eyeballs came from a pack of different-colored eyeballs that I had purchased at the Dollar Tree. The adhesive trim was some I had left over from last year's Halloween cards.

I love these little ghosts (there are four more in the set, all with different expressions) and bats. I used a white gel pen to give the bats some spooky eyes.

For the panel on the inside of my card, I simply cut one of the original candy corn shapes that I had traced.

The "Happy Halloween" is another unbranded die that worked well for this card.

I'm not very talented at designing cards in the Silhouette software, but it sure is fun to try. I learn a little bit more each time.

We finally had a little bit of rain here after a long stretch of dry hot weather that turned our grass brown and caused some of our grapes to shrivel up. The weather folks have predicted we'll get more rain at the beginning of next week. I sure hope so!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

What a fun card. Everything is so cute. You did a great job with cutting this image.

designbydonna said...

P.S. Love the green eyeballs. I didn't know they made them in different colors.

Lynne in NI said...

Hahahaha that's hilarious Cheryl! What a fab shape and I love your eyes!
I could send you some of our rain, after a stretch in July when we had none, weve had nothing but rain ever since!

debby4000 said...

Brilliant, fun Halloween card.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a fun card - you are so creative with your cutting and computer skills. The bats are so cute - especially with the white gel eyes. Great Halloween card.