Friday, October 7, 2011

We'll Leave the Lights On for Ya

I love the catch-phrase that Motel 6 uses, "We'll leave the lights on for you."  And as Beggar's Night rapidly arrives for a night of Trick or Treating, I thought it apropos to use it for this card as well -- and to remind you to leave your porch light on if you're passing out candy to all the little beggars, and of course not to let the youngsters approach a home without one. 

That being said -- here are a few details about the card I made:

We'll leave the light on for ya!

I used the Haunted Halloween Cuttlebug embossing folder on black Coredinations cardstock (CS) and used a flat sanding block to bring out the white core.  With my Cricut I cut out the moon, bat, & pumpkins from the Holiday Cakes cartridge...all at 1".  I used my Cuttlebug again to emboss the lines in the pumpkins with the Candy Cane Stripe embossing folder, and used Copic Spica markers to color the stems & lines of the pumpkins.  Martha Stewart's vintage leaf glitter was used to mostly highlight the moon, leaving just a bit of the yellow showing through, and also for the leaf piles & vines for the pumpkins.  I finished with a rhinestone for the "light" and added gold pen light rays.

TIP:  To help bring the images together when the card looks incomplete, a great "filler" is to add a faux frame.  To frame the card, I used a score board to score lines 1/4" in from each edge of the black CS, then lightly sanded over the edges of the raised lines.  Finally adhere to card base to complete the card.

Don't forget to leave your lights on.  ~ Lisa 


  1. Oh I love your spooky Halloween card! Great highlighting on the house, which adds to mood! Happy Weekend!

  2. This is amazing my dear...sorry it took so long to answer. We are on the road in South Carolina and cant always get internet. When we are settled I tell you all about it. We are having a wonderful adveture. Hope you are well...So happy to hear you are a big reader too now about ebooks, I have never tried them. I really should. I say I love the turn the page but maybe Ill like the click of a button too. I have to try it cause I read fast and have to see how the rhytm of the ebook it...Ill keep you posted. I think it might be time.....take care dearie, gerri

  3. Spooky fun! I love the card! Good luck in the Circle challenge!
    Colleen (gonescrappin' CC)


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