The Dreamweaver Ghouls Bring Out the Dead...or the Undead

Boy, did I have fun going gory and gruesome for this challenge...or should I say, three challenges, and one hop? For starters, I'm posting for the hop with Glue Dots®, as shown in the banner above.


There are awesome prizes to be had by leaving comments on all the links. If you live in Australia, there's an opportunity for you to win as well. You can find all the rules and info HERE

Also, I'm posting this for the 31 Days of Halloween challenge on the Smeared Ink Blog. Plus, the Stampendous team are sharing all things dead and/or undead this week. Finally, it's Dreamweaver Thursday, and many of our ghouls are on a death wish as well...bwahahahahaha.

There is a lot going on here. First, the card base is Bazzill Basics  cardstock, which has been ink-sprayed through the Dreamweaver Quatrefoil stencil in the background, as well as ripped, torn, smudged, and distressed.

The second layer is a panel of gray Core'dinations cardstock, which has been run through my Big Shot Pro with the Dreamweaver Spider Web, and then sanded to reveal the design. This panel has been thoroughly smudged and distressed as well, and has dripping "goo"  created with a Martha Stewart border punch, plus a stamped word from the Perfectly Clear Tricky Words set by Stampendous.

The focal point of this card is, obviously, the "Skull Ghoul Square" of the "All-in-one" Stampendous designs that can stand alone for quick card-making, or taken to crazy-town as shown here. I thought this ghoul was just a bit too cute, so I added some "blood" red on the flowers and dripping onto the skull. The panel has been adhered with Glue Dot® Craft dots to a "post" created from black cardstock with jagged edges, and a bit more ooze for the fun of it. Just a quick "zip" with the Glue Dots® runner, adds perfect adhesive for any embellishment, and the fact that they are clear means that your creation is what catches the eye, not the adhesive. Precisely the reason that I call these adhesive dots, "hidden gems".

The finishing touch is a strip of gauze soaked in Strawberry Daiquiri Memories Mists from Dreamweaver, just for the "EWWWW, ICKKKK" factor! Once dry, I placed Glue Dots Minis strategically across the card, and draped the gauze over them to adhere to the card.

Be sure to visit the rest of the ghouls posting today using the links below. If you've missed any of the other "deadly"  creations from this week, or the 31 days of Halloween posts, you can find all the links on the Stampendous blog.


jcobb said…
Wow! Seriously ghoulish but awesome card!
Bunny said…
Very wicked looking. Love the red. It really stands out.
TracyM #6773 said…
BOO-tiful card Pam!!!
WOW - you have combined three FABULOUS layers to create an AWESOME design!!!
LOVE your skull with the blood dripping from the flowers, LOVE the texture of your spiderweb with the green globs and last but definitely not least, your distressed background and blood soaked bandage - SO COOL, THIS would be PERFECT for my sister-in-law => THANK YOU for sharing, I'm feeling INSPIRED to send a belated card her way :)
Tracy from Victoria, Australia
Sarah Nancarrow said…
Oh my gosh this is frightfully AWESOME!!! The richness of the colours really makes this card pop.
Jamie Martin said…
This is wonderfully creepy! :)
DonnaMundinger said…
WOW! How spooky! LOVE all of your stenciling and amazing distressing. As a matter of fact, that gauze is especially distressing. LOL EEEK! LOVE! xxD
Gloria said…
Love this card! I like the richness of the red color. I would frame this card. Thanks for sharing.
Jean said…
Love the colors and the texture on this! So very cool!
Carol said…
EEK - love it - truly spooky x
Denise Bryant said…
Spooky card with so many great details! Great textures too!
Stampendous said…
What a great creepy card! Beautiful embellishments to add to the eerie feel and the embossed spider web is just the right texture to balance it all out. Thank you for sharing today!
WOW!! LOVE all the different techniques you used to create this fantabuliscious card!! The red gauze is the showstopper in my opinion!! TFS!
FANGTASTIC! Just love that skellie stamp and all your perfect layers!
Wonderful card! Love what you've done with all the layers.
Mary Holshouser said…
Great card.
Love the color running down the forehead.
the big red ribbon really sets it off.
thanks for sharing
Judy said…
Awesome gruesome design! I love all the extra eerie touches that you added to the card, dripping ooze, bloody skull and icky red cloth. They all combine for one seriously ghoulish card. Thanks for sharing.
Sonya Lemacks said…
This is my favorite card of the hop. Love love love it. The red cheese cloth is amazing♡
Fe Orot Mejia said…
Pretty eerie of a card. Love it.
Sue D said…
Great colors and I like the dripping goo.
Sue in Ohio
Laura said…
I do love Dreamweaver stencils.
Really sets a DOTD mood
Irene Grau said…
So much spooky goodness here! Wow!
terrific and beautiful color!!!
Viki Banaszak said…
OMG!!!! I LOVE this! I love the drips and the gauze. So yummy and spooky.Viki in Kansas
L J Dogsmom said…
Besides being a gorgeous piece, I love the names of the products used.
Awesome project. Love the deep red color and the pop of green. TFS

Teresa in California
Susan Salyer said…
what a thick combo..I have to say the strawberry glaze and the wonderful fiber died ribbon make the eye see all you fabulous detail. This is wonderful. I love thick.:)
karenajo said…
Ghoulishly great card !!!

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