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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Is it Halloween already??!!!.....

Hello again dear friends: The CASology challenge has a CUE CARD with the word TEAR and asks to make a card based on it, we can interpret this word as we want so, it took me a while to make up my mind about what to do or how to do it but, the other day I was watching some reruns of the Andy Griffith show, some of you.....no MOST OF YOU might not even know or even watch this show that dates from the early 60s, takes place in sleepy North Carolina town of Mayberry, with the super honest and easy going sheriff Andy and his goofy deputy Barny, aunt Bee, Opie.....anyway, as I was saying, I was watching some reruns of this show while loading the dish washer and one of this episodes was about a "haunted" house that was making noises and the sheriff and deputy went to investigate only to find that the "ghosts" were only the town drunk and his pals making moonshine but, in one of the scenes there is a picture hanging on the wall of the wealthy dead resident and the eyes were cut off and someone was peeking from behind..... Well, I will stop now babbling about this show and show you my card, inspired by the "scary peeking eyes" on that picture.


The word TEAR means "ripped" so I stamped this very old stamp of a hole onto white card stock and, using a stylus, made some score lines from the center to the edges and then, carefully tore the paper making an opening. I snipped the opening around and cut some black card stock and put it in the back, I die cut a white circle and punched a black dot, sponged the eyeballs with Hello Honey ink and drew some veins to create this pair of blood shot eyes.  I was, and still am, laughing at this card.


Can you see the torn paper? I sponged a bit of Baked Brown Sugar to give the holes an aged look. 
Now, the sentiment took some doing.....I tried to hand write it with no luck and then, a lighting bolt shook me and I remember this old SU set called "Googly Ghouls" in which I found the word BOOOO but then I needed the PEEKA to complete the word PEEKABOOOO and of course that stumped me for a spell, and then, another lighting bolt.....I remember another stamp set that has not seen ink in quite a while, it's from Avery Elle and it's a Tic Tac Toe set with letters and numbers, well, the letters matched almost perfectly the letters in the BOOOO, don't you think?
Anyway, this is a picture of the finished inside.


And here is the CUE CARD that inspired mine.

This are the stamps I used to create this card.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, Happy Hauntings.....Ooops!! no, Happy Stamping.
Hugs from Maria.







32 comments:

  1. This is a Masterpiece ! Creepy as all get out ,but a real artistic creation !!
    You really knocked this one out of the park !!!

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    1. Thanks my friend, I know it's to early for this types of cards but I wanted to give this challenge a try and this is the idea that popped into my head. I'm really happy with the result.

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  2. I absolutely love this eyeball card - so funny and unique!! Great job Maria!

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    1. Thank you Darlene, this card is funny and creepy at the same time and fairly easy to make. I think this will go to my almost 16 year old grandson this Halloween, it's right up his alley. It's been hard to make cards for this handsome young man lately.

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  3. Love this card, it sure stands out at the challenge. Scary looking buggers. Brilliant card.

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    1. Thank you Aileen, the more I see this scary eyes, the more I laugh.

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  4. Brilliant take on the cue word Maria! Caught my eye straight away in the gallery!

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  5. Brilliant take on the cue word Maria! Caught my eye straight away in the gallery!

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    1. Thank you Claire, this card was just fun to create.

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  6. I love this card, it's quirky and just brilliant! I do hope you are a winner x

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  7. I love this card, it's quirky and just brilliant! I do hope you are a winner x

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  8. Thank you for your vote of confidence Rachel, I had fun from start to finish.

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  9. You totally knocked it out of the park with this card! I grew up in NC, not a sleepy town lol, but I know the show all too well! Thanks for sharing at CASology this week!

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    1. Thank you Deidre, that show is one of my old time favorites, I didn't think anyone would remember it.
      I had such fun making this card.

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  10. Wow!!! So fun and creative, Maria! I thought the sentiment is one piece! Great combination of various stamps!

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    1. Thank you TaeEun, I was so happy that I was able to create that word using this two stamp sets.

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  11. LOL!! Thank you for stopping by Lisa!!!

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  12. Bwahaha! Maria, this is brilliant! Those creepy peekaboo eyes are awesome! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

    You asked how I created the shredding on my cat card - I just used an Xacto knife to cut thin strips. :)

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  13. Thank you Jen, this was a fun challenge and your card with that cat shredding the wall paper is hilarious, love it, thanks for telling me how you did it.

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  14. Maria, WOW! First of all, I remember the show and even that episode! Second, I love your combination of stamps and your "home-made eyeballs." Brilliant! This is one fun card and a great take on our cue this week! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology!

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    1. Thank you Judy, I honestly didn't think anyone would remember that show except by watching the re runs but it was and still is, so funny.
      I had so much fun making this card for CASology.

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  15. Oh my goodness! So creative and I love the story behind your inspiration! I too was an Andy fan growing up in the 70's great card!!

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    1. Thanks my friend, this show was so darn funny, my absolute favorite character was sweet Aunt Bee, always cooking something delicious.

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  16. That looks so realistic you almost scared me Maria!
    ;)
    Thanks for joining us at CASology with this creative use of the cue card!

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    1. LOL!! I hope I didn't give you nightmares, Hannelie!! Thank you for stopping by.

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  17. Hey Maria!! Your card is great!! I love everything about it. Super clever and creative. Nicely done.Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

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    1. Thank you Kymona, I had so much fun with this card and the challenge.

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  18. Brilliant idea and execution! This card put a grin on my face and I absolutely adore it!

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    1. Thank you Susanne, this card was such fun to make and pretty simple too.

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  19. Oh my goodness, this is a brilliant idea.
    Jenny x

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    1. Thank you Jenny, so glad you stopped by. Super easy card and really fun too.

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