Thursday, October 1, 2020

Creative Embellishments Challenge for October

It's time for a new challenge on the Creative Embellishments Blog.  This month the challenge mood board is all about spooky!  The twist is to add something with wings to your project.  You can find the challenge entry rules at the bottom of this post. 


I made two Halloween cards for the challenge.

I used a tombstone shaker and walking skeleton from Creative Embellishments for this first card.  I love this skeleton!  I used Distress Stain to add some color to him.  The stain works great as it leaves a mottled effect (doesn't show to much in the photo, it's much better IRL) rather than the flat look you get with paint.

The tombstone shaker is heat embossed on the inside with Ranger Antiquities in Cement.  A tip:  Glue the shaker outlines to the base BEFORE heat embossing as some adhesives don't stick well to the embossing.  I filled the shaker with sequins from Buttons Galore & More -Black Tie Mix.

The twist is to add some thing with wings and I did, on the inside!

On the next card I used a tag in the center and some black fabric rosettes to complete my spooky look.

I stenciled some bats on the tag to meet the twist of adding something with wings.  While that dried I a heat embossed a Halloween ATC coin and backed it with design paper.  I adhered the coin and a sentiment to the tag and glued the whole business to the card base.

I added simple sentiments inside and it's ready to send to someone special!

Other Supplies

Buttons Galore & More Black Tie Sequin Mix
Ranger Antiquities Embossing Powder - Cement

How to Enter the Challenge

The monthly challenge is always the first post on the Creative Embellishments Blog.  Be sure to check it out, you could win a great gift certificate to the store!  Here are the rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of  October 1st, 2020.
  • It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
  • Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
  • Combining with other challenges is permitted.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.



  1. you fooled me! i thought the coin was the shaker—these are both spooky fun.

    1. Thanks Billie. That coin looks like a shaker!

  2. Spooky cards, awesome. Are the Halloween cut outs on the cards 2nd page your creations or they embellishments from Creative Embellishment? TFS

    1. Thanks Bettye! The Happy Halloween on the 2nd card is die-cut using a Cheery Lynn Designs die. The other pieces inside the cards are design paper.


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