I have a little more Halloween goodness for you today:
First, I must say -- Meg, you totally enabled me on this one! She was checking out some new Cuttlebug folders and mentioned -- just mentioned -- that she liked the Sentimentals set. That was all it took, apparently, because it magically found its way into my hands last time I was at Scrappy Chic. And now here it is. I embossed the bg with one of the folders, then hit the highlights with some orange Distress crackle paint. The crackle bit of it is quite subtle, but I love the effect! I didn't want to hide too much of it, so I went with a simple sentiment (from Making Memories -- their Spook Alley set from a year or two ago [ps: not the best quality stamps ever, unfortunately]), and some grungy dots from Tim Holtz's Bitty Grunge set. A quick button/twine combo and I called it a day.
Now, your chance to enable (or not). Here:
I got PTI's Just the Ticket set, but not the matching die. Instead, I wanted to use one I already had -- a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die. However, the die I have is a bit larger, scale-wise. The borders are a bit wider than I'd like. For comparison, you can see some samples using the Papertrey die here. So: should I drop an extra 7 or 8 bucks for the Papertrey version instead? Are two ticket dies too many for one crafty chick? I look forward to your opinions!!
Enjoy your day! I'll show off my latest Scrappy Chic DT kit next time.