Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Today is Tuesday, and that means it's time for another CBC challenge! This week's challenge was to use the Rolling Marble Background technique. I had never tried this technique before. In fact, I didn't even own a marble. I picked up a jar of them at an antique store last week while shopping with a friend, so I was set. Oh, and then I got home and realized we have a Chinese Checkers game. Doh! Marbles! Oh well. Now I have lots. :)

I used Going Grey ink on Going Grey paper for a monotone look. I don't know why, but I thought it would make a nice weathered tombstone. Isn't that a dreary card though? lol! It's a dark damp night at the ol' graveyard, I tell ya!

Every shape on this card was cut by hand, with the exception of the spider eyes, which were circles from my 1/8" and 1/16" circle punch. Have you ever tried gluing down a 1/16" circle onto a 1/8" circle? Yeah. I wouldn't recommend it. But, it's done, and it's creepy and perfect for Halloween, no?

The layout was heavily cased from a giftbag that I saw in my October issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Except she used a Quickcutz die for everything. Slacker! ;)

Be sure to check out the creations from all of the other CBC Chicks via the links to their blogs near the top of my sidebar to the right of this post. And be sure to play along! Link your creation on Courtney's blog for a chance to win a prize!

Stamps: Casual Medium Snap Stamps (Karen Foster)
Ink: Basic Black, Going Grey
Paper: Going Grey, Dark Grey (unknown), Whisper White
Other: Black gel pen (Ghost eyes), Basic Black SU! Marker (Stitching), Thread, 1/8" Circle Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch

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Rach said...

what a great effect looks fabulous on your grave stone.
a great spooky card...hugs Rachxx

Holly said...

The monochromatic look is perfect for this! LOL Sarah at your slacker comment!

Courtney said...

Oh, how fun! Watch out, those marbles can get addicting!

This is just so spooky!

Lorie said...

Oh, this is absolutely adorable! I thought the marble technique was fun! :o)

Martha said...

Love it. you and I must be on the same brainwave, b/c I was just thinking over the weekend, that I need to do a ghost tombstone card. :)

Mandy said...

Love it!!! The spider hanging down off of the tombstone is too cute!

Dani said...

Yeah, you rock. :)
Super super super super cute.
I saw this in PC too and thought about making one.
Then I realized I'm lazy.
Oh well. ;)

Catherine said...

too cool! love it, Sarah =)

Catherine said...

too cool! love it, Sarah =)

ChrissyM said...

The monochromatic colors are perfect. Love the look very halloween and spooky looking.

Meredith said...

this is totally cute!!!! I am SO caseing this one!!!!!

sparkplug17 said...

This is so adorable! I love the grave stone!

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