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First off, I want to let you know that Lindsay is having a sale in her Mygrafico shop today only. 40% off everything in the LSS shop on mygrafico until midnight today. If you have had your eye on a certain set, now is the perfect time to purchase it.

This week I wanted to get start on Halloween projects. I used the Creepy Crow digital stamp set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and broke out of my comfortable box a little bit. Can you see why? No DP! Amazing isn't it? (Okay, maybe not for most crafters, but it is for me.) I embossed the digital image after printing it on glossy paper and then used sponges and inks to create the background. (You can find out how to do it HERE. It is much easier than it sounds.)

Here is a look at the entire Creepy Crow set. Don't let the name fool you. I have seen several beautiful, non-Halloween projects made using this set.

Thank you stopping by today. Please take some time to see what the rest of the DT has created. Lindsay will have a freebie and a tutorial on her blog today.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Leanne Garner
Lisa Jurecek
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen
Tracy Vinson



  • Stamps: Creepy Crow from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on, Verve Bountiful Backgrounds
  • Inks: Versamark ink, CTMH Twilight, Outdoor Denim, Creme Brulee inks, SU Basic Black ink
  • Papers & CS: SU Glossy white CS, misc. black, green & blue papers
  • Tools: PTI Linen & Canvas impression plate, Big Shot, paper piercing tool, Heat It craft tool, 1-1/4" Creative Memories circle punch, post-it note (to make the template for the moon)
  • Embellishements: Annabelle 4mm Blackcurrent metallic gems, American Crafts Vera Accents vinyl stickers, Stam-n Stuff black embossing powder, Ranger clear embossing powder, Black Sakura Gelly Roll pen
  • Techniques: Faux stitching, embossing a digi


jaimie said…
Hi Cheryl,

Wauw, great creatiion! bbrrr, LOL

greetings, Jaimie
K Andrew said…
I love the vintage feel to this card--very much my own personal style--i just finished one myself yesterday--but with a black cat!
I think we are all getting in the Halloween mood!
I love your card holder!

all the best,
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Jolara said…
great card ! Hugs Joyce
Dawn said…
Great technique, I like that you didn't use any design paper. Great job!
Anonymous said…
Love the atmosphere you've created on this card and yet it's still beautiful.Looks a fab technique too.Thanks for joining us again at Craft Your Passion.
Lisa x
~Jeri~ said…
Great card Cheryl!! Amazing work!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!
super card!!!!

like the stamp set too!

hugs :)
Cindi said…
oohhh..I love this card it's great!!! I hear ya bout the DP..I almost always use it
Kimberly S said…
Fabulous project Cheryl, the background is really gorgeous! :)
Mrs. Fence said…
Love this card! It has just the right amount of spooky and the sponging is fabulous! Good for you, stepping out of the usual. It's fun!
Awesome Halloween card! Perfect!!!

Thank you for stitching with SMC this week!
Rein said…
What a great card!
Margie said…
I love this, so creepy and beautiful!
Lauretta See said…
awesome card Cheryl :)) so elegant, for a spooky card :) hihihi your are so good! thank you for joining in the challenge again with this beautiful piece of art on craft your passion.. again.. good luck! hugs x
Marlene said…
Wow! This is fabulous!
What a great card, the whole card just gives the feel of fall and Halloween. I am opposite from you, I never use DP and need to break out of my comfort zone and start using it :) You did a great job with it.
PenLight said…
WOW! What a fantastic card. You must be so proud of it because, it truly is great. So glad you chose to share it with us at Practical Scrappers!
Gina said…
This is great, I love that tree image. Great background too!
Very neat!!! (and spooky!!) Halloween freaks me out a bit - good thing we get like 3 trick or treaters!!!
Rleen said…
WOW! This is awesome Cheryl! I love it!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this month. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.
Hugs, Rleen
Great card love the spooky feel you have captured, that background is fab
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week
Hugs Shell xx
Wow Cheryl - your sponged BG is fabulous! Eerie and awesome! :)
Faye said…
Ooooh, I like this project, it is different for you, but still fabby. You are just so talented. xxx
1CardCreator said…
Love this card, it looks so striking, "your dp" looks awesome and I love the harvest moon you added. TFS ~Diane
Micki said…
awesome card my friend... definitely love the blue & green and that background :-).

Claudine Poch said…
I love Halloween cards and this one is great! Your stitching adds a nice touch. Thanks for joining us again at Craft Your Passion.
Stephanie said…
Very scary. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Melissa Craig said…
Cheryl this is amazing! I really like all the details.
Sammibug said…
What a fabulous no DP card, Cheryl! You did a wonderful job. I always struggle with no DP cards. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful creation with us at Craft Your Passion this week.
ljurecek said…
What a clever background for this image! Love it, Cheryl. You've really created a great mood for the card!
Maria Therese said…
Cool card!! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Wow your sponged background looks brilliant! Love those creepy images, but I can see lots you could do with the others!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)
Lindsay Weirich said…
wow, gorgeous Cheryl! love the embossing!
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Pat (mspfd) said…
Super spooky, fun set! Awesome design too!
Tracey said…
This is soo cool Cheryl - I love it :)

You have a fab weekend too hun.

Lilacanglia said…
super card,
thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this month,
GDT Whoopsi Daisy
Lynn Stevens said…
Awesome Halloween card!
Elise said…
Oh what an awesome card!!! Thank you so much for joining us at The Beary Sweet Challenge!

Lisa B said…
WOWSERS! This card is amazing!!!!!!!!! I love it!!! Can you tell??? LOL

The fact that you used no DP really makes it incredible! You did a great job with the coloring on this card.

thanks for playing along with the Stitch challenge over at Practical Scrappers.
Cleah said…
Very practical idea and yet really set the mood for the halloween. You're really creative!
PenLight said…
Lovely ambiance, really sets a mood. Really stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Great card- I love this set of stamps- really like the Halloween images...! Your layout really enhances the main image- TFS!
CuddlyBunny said…
Excellent creepy factor and still beautiful!

Love the idea of embossing a digi stamp, so now you know what I'll be trying this afternoon ... :)
Sassylassy said…
Really cool card. I love those stamps. The frame is just amazing. Thank you for joining us in this month challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. We hope to see you again next month.
Hugs Bonnie
Guest Designer
Sue W said…
Thanks for playing along with Annabelle Stamps this week your card is a great Halloween card and I love the digital images you've used.
Jamie said…
What a great card, I love Halloween! Nice stitching and distressing. Thanks for joining in our Stitches Challenge!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT
Ida said…
Delightfully Frightful! Love anything Halloween. Thanks for joining the ABSC this week.
I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy, and good luck. Hugs, Nataliya.

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