Monday, January 28, 2013


                Welcome back for another challenge with Smudgy Antics!

We, at Smudgy Antics, challenge you to make a GATEFOLD CARD.  
Cute projects are merely tolerated.  Creepy, Gothic, Humorous, Risque, Vintage, or Alternative styles are preferred

 Not a Card Maker?  Suck it up.  You can do this!  For many on the DT, this was our first attempt at such a card.  If we can do it, so can you.
You will have 2 WEEKS to submit your projects to Mr. Linky.  What?  You don't own any creepy images?!!!  Head to the Smeared Ink shop and get a few.

Remember, you must use a stamped image (real or digi) and follow the rules posted on the left sidebar of the Smudgy Antics Blog to qualify for a prize.  We want to be amazed so show us what you've got.  Only the best will win!

Here is my make for the challenge:
(click images to enlarge)

Details:  I used stamps from Smeared Ink's "Quoth the Raven" rubber set.  You can get this set in the rubber club or you can get it in digi version here.
I heat embossed the images with Versa Mark Ink and Zing embossing powder in black.  The Designer Papers are 7 Gypsy's I believe.  If I am incorrect, please let me know.  The black is just generic CS.  I buy it in bulk.

Be sure to head over to Smudgy Antics to see what the Smeared Ink DT has made for your viewing pleasure.  You are sure to get some inspiration!  After you've had a chance to see some cool gatefold cards, get your butts in gear and get crafting!  You have two weeks to play and a Smeared Ink gift voucher is up for grabs.  

If you are not of fan of digi images, perhaps you would like to put your winning gift voucher towards an 8.5" x 11" sheet of deeply etched, unmounted rubber instead?  Yep, Smeared Ink's Rubber is BACK!  Check out the Smeared Ink Rubber Club for more information.

If you like our challenges, why not head over to the Smeared and Smudged Forum?  Smeared and Smudged offers several monthly challenges with prizes, monthly blog hops, monthly ATC swaps, and we are currently having sign-ups for a Bloody Valentine Gift Swap.  You have until the 31st of January to sign-up for this awesome event.

~  Lady B  ~

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:
Quoth the Raven, Nevermore: Anything Poes.  I used a Poe image.
I will enter other challenges later as time allows.


  1. Lady B.
    I love your Gate Fold card! Love how you put Poe on top of music notes paper! And I always love the wings behind Poe I like doing that too LOL! One stamp that I still haven't used out of my rubber set is the one you used for the inside. I totally looks great! White on black! Great job on your DT card!

  2. Wow this card us so awesome love how it opens.
    Love the winged poe

  3. This is such a stunning piece i truly love it. rich and textured. Dreamy.
    susan s

  4. A totally gorgeous piece and awesome shaped card :-) I can't wait to get my QTR Rubber set :-)
    Thank you very much for sharing your masterpiece with us over at QUOTH THE RAVEN
    Ike xxxxxxxxxxx

  5. awesome! I love how the simple colouring lets Poe really stand out. So glad you have joined us at Quoth the Raven this month xxxxx