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Monday, October 31, 2022

Mummy, dearest...


The mummy die set for this card was new for me this year, and I used it on only the one card above. It's a simple set with only three pieces--so easy to assemble! I'll definitely be making more of these cards next year.

I started this card by creating my clouds in the background. I added a little orange ink to them to coordinate with the orange in the die-cut sentiment. I also just like adding a little color to clouds other than blue or gray. I think the orange made them look more ominous, don't you?

The mummy's pieces were cut out, and I added a little ink with a Q-tip before putting him together and adding him to the scene.

In the picture above, you can see how the ghost is popped up, as is the left hand of the mummy.

I used my computer to print this sentiment. I'm not sure where I found it. As I've said before, I tend to collect sentiments, writing them down on scraps of paper whenever I see them. I occasionally just make them up, too, as I enjoy writing simple poetry.

Today, in the afternoon, I will carve a big pumpkin, line it with foil (to protect the flesh), put a candle inside and set it out at about sunset. just before the kids begin coming to our door. As soon as they stop, which is usually around 9 p.m. or so, I bring the pumpkin in, cut it into chunks and bake it until it's soft. Tomorrow, I will puree all the pumpkin flesh and freeze it in 2-cup amounts. I use it year-round to make pumpkin bars, pies, bread, etc.

Happy Halloween to all of you! I hope you have lots of trick-or-treaters. It's always fun to see their costumes and their excitement at getting all that candy.

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



Patti J said...

Another fab-boo-Lou’s Halloween card, Cheryl! I need to start writing down your sentiments, as they are all awesome! Goodness, girl! That pumpkin thing sounds like an all nighter job! How cool to have pumpkin purée all year long, great idea! How is your kitchen coming along? I’m envisioning you doing all of this in a bathroom sink! Hugs…

designbydonna said...

Those clouds really do make the card spooky. I think that ghost is frightened by the mummy. The die cut cemetary adds the right setting. All around cute card.

Glittered Paws said...

Could I come and just play with all of your dies??? LOL This is great for Halloween - and the shading on the mummy is perfect.
Love pumpkin but I take the easy way out - buy it at the store in a can. Hope you had a fun Halloween night.

Lynne in NI said...

Hahaha. LOVE your spooky card Cheryl. What a fab sky you created, I'm going to give this a go as I usually just stick to the one colour.