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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

...New for September - The Count


Good morning and welcome to day two of the release previews - We are launching 8 new stamp sets on Thursday and this card shows the largest image from the new mini set 'The Count'...ok hands up who was thinking Sesame Street....

I was itching for a little old world glamour and so I created this silhouette image of what I imagine the Count would look like, I have made him a Victorian gent and given him a certain swagger, which I think is befitting the character, at least as I see it.

Perfect for ushering in a more refined and stately Halloween, the sentiment is reminiscent of a calling card and after all, The Count must request an invitation as he can't come in unless you ask him....

I stamped him in Chateau Grey from Versacolour which is an especially good 'breed' of ink to use on large silhouette stamps such as this one, in fact I find Versacolour good in every situation except where you wish to use copic markers.

I masked areas of the sentiment so that the name could be inked in Burgundy and the rest of the words in black. Simple card, but suitably chilling I think!

Can't  wait to see what the ladies have up their sleeves for today!


Hope it tickles! 





14 comments:

  1. I've looked at all the previews so far and think these are the best so far. Love all the Halloween stamps ,the crow has a real beady eye, cannot wait to buy these.

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  2. Um, you seriously know how to make a CAS card, Claire! The spooky ghost-like Count in the background gave me the CHILLS! Love this!!

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  3. Oh this is fabulous - I am eagerly awaiting this September release!

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  4. Tickled!!!! You outdid yourself Claire!!!! LOVE the new Halloween sets!

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  5. Love this stamp and your card ! Moving AND a new release!!!! I'm impressed!!!!!

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  6. The Count cuts a dashing figure. Beautiful image Claire!

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  7. Come in, come in! Ooooahhahaha!

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  8. Oh do love the Count, very elegant Claire. Flying off to see the other ladies and their creations.

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  9. Oh Claire, back again after visiting the girls. Oh what fabulous cards from everyone. Love the new sets but especially love All Hallows Eve. Wow, here we go again, spending again !!!

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  10. Claire - yet more fab stamps. I do like the very elegant Count image and the beautiful raven (one of my favourite Poe poems). I really like the splats too - can see them being very useful. Can't wait for Thursday!

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  11. Very elegant and so "theatrical!" Sometimes less is better to say something and this card does it perfectly.

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  12. This is fabulous...how do you think of all these things. Love it all.

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