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Monday 17 March 2014

LOC Anniversary Extravaganza Card #2

Well - we are now midway in the LOC Anniversary Extravaganza - I hope you have been looking at the amazing creations that have been posted on the blog so far!

But more than that we would like you to join in!!

We are being sponsored by many designers including:

  • Meljens Designs
  • Dilly Beans
  • Eiglas
  • Ike's Art
  • Smeared Ink
  • Sassy Studio Designs
  • Delicious Doodles
  • Limited Runs
  • The Stamping Chef
  • Aurora Wings
  • The East Wind
This card uses images from Smeared Ink - 'It's about time hourglass' and 'HalloKitty' - I was very happy to win these courtesy of a recent challenge at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge.

The hourglass pictures skulls and spiders...
the 'Hallo Kitty' is just the antithesis of the twee 'Hello Kitty'!  

I decided to make this a monochromatic card using these images just in black and white.
I designed a stepper card blank especially for the images - 8 in. by 11.5 in. cut down the centre mark leaving 1.5 inches at each end and then scoring half the card at 1.5, 3, 8.5 and 10 ins.

This folds up showing the front section as the following:

 The two images have been matted onto white and black card
 embossed with a 'clock' embossing folder.
 Another piece of black card was positioned behind the 'Hallo Kitty'.
 I used SU's spider web to emboss another piece of white card and used a section of it bottom right.
Final touches were black gems and a spider.

This is the final result:

I am submitting this to Quoth The Raven Tic Tac Toe
Skull, 3D, emboss
(Edgar Allan Poe wrote that scary story of 'The Black Cat')

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great card Susan.... love black and white together so simple yet stunning.
    Great use of the SMEARED INK images QUOTH THE RAVEN tic-tac-toe grid.
    Thanks for joining us at QTR this month and for using SI digi images. BDx

  2. Gorgeous card! Very classy!
    /I read that Edgar Allan Poe has had a cat - very fond of him. After his death, the cat died too./
    Good luck!

    1. Interesting - I didn't know that - although I did know of his "Black Cat' story!

  3. Love these projects - the black and white theme is so striking - I wouldn't have been brave enough to combine those images but you've done it beautifully!

  4. Excellent - I LUV that Kitty. Great shaped card too :-)
    Thank you for playing along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-)
    IKE xxxxx

  5. Love your Smeared Ink Stepper Card!!! Love the images! Thanks for your anniversary project! Mo xxx

  6. I love this card! I really love that image and the embossing on card. Thank you for playing along with us at Quoth the Raven x


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