Monday, September 10, 2012

Looking for blood...

Hi all!

I hope everyone is enjoying the That's Scrap Inc. Fabric Blade blog hop! If you're looking for that post, click on the badge at the right and it will take you to it. 

Now for today's goodies...I have been playing around with a few things...trying to come up with a card for someone that LOVES Halloween!! I wanted to do something out of the ordinary...nothing cutesy here!

I started out cutting some basic shapes from SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) on my Silver Bullet Professional cutter that can be purchased from Sherri at That's Scrap, Inc. (SUCH an awesome machine, by the way)

I used the My Minds Eye Haunted 6x6 paper pad...really like this one, kinda modern but also has a slight retro feel as well. Layered those onto the front of the card and thought...ummm, well, what now?!? I wanted it to have a kinda creepy feel this is where my journey to find some blood came from...

I wanted something on my card front that would look like actual blood...yeah, I know, I'm weird! I started playing with different things and low & behold...I MADE BLOOD!!!!!!!! bwahahahahaha...soooooo, I found that if you take these two ingredients
you can create something that looks amazingly real!!

I will share a few pics with you of some of the components that I'm thinking about using for the card I'm in the process of creating. I can't show the finished card, because I would like it to be a surprise for the recipients... really looks like blood dripping down the card front!!!!! AND it will stay that way, doesn't flatten out and keeps looking like fresh, red blood! Can you tell I'm soooooo excited by this?!? I'm sure someone else has already figured this one out, but to me, it's all new!!!
He looks like he's just finished his dinner....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Like I said, it is an unfinished card...but I'm sure you get the idea. I just mixed, in an old nail polish bottle, some of the Triple Thick and a few drops of the Barn Door reinker, until I had the color I wanted and kinda dripped it onto the card in various places...and voila, instant bleeding card!

I'm also thinking about all of the different colors that could be made and what could be done with those!! I will have to play around some more...awwww, that's such a shame...HAVING to create...I guess I will have to put myself into crafting detention!! LOL

If you use this, I would really like to see your take on it! Send me pics or a link to a blog post. If you have any suggestions or comments, please leave them...I love getting feedback!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a few minutes out of your day to visit with me. I hope to see you again soon! I wish you a blessed and creative day!!!!!

Until later,


Anonymous said...

LOL....LOVE this idea...and how ingenious to use the nail polish bottle....SO CLEVER girl!!!!!

Mary said...

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

MichelleMyBelle said...

Lisa, thanks for sharing the recipe. Now to get the ingredients. LOL Love it!!

Lisa Howell said...

Thank you Ladies!!

Elizabeth said...

Creepy Cool! I love this idea.