September 27, 2013


While working on this card featuring Penny Black's Halloween Visit, "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe came to mind.

To set the mood, here is a short excerpt from the poem for you to enjoy...
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

The entire poem (first published in 1845) is available to read "here".

Tip/Hint:  For alternative design ideas, use die cuts in different orientations.  In this sample, an inverted flower pot was used for the card base.

Thank you for visiting, 

Penny Black:  Halloween Visit 40-243
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Pretty Petunia VersaMagic, Jumbo Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder
Spellbinders: Flower Pots (Used upside down)