So my friend, Apes, who works with Bright Side Crafts, brought over some other colors of moondrops a few days ago. I'm really excited to try out the different colors. Most of them are translucent, but they make black ones that are totally opaque. I knew those would be the moondrops of choice for some Halloween cards.
I started with a card, complete all but the dimensional elements:
About the "spooky" silver sticker at the bottom - I bought those stickers at Staples - they are Martha Stewart brand. I really wanted to stamp with white on them, and then emboss the stamp. I wasn't sure it would work, though, with the slick surface of the sticker and all. So I gave it a shot. It turns out that any errant particle of embossing powder that is sprinkled on the sticker, and then not removed grain-by-grain, is there to stay. But it's okay, because it gives the stamp kind of a misty, spooky effect. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
Kay, so I got out five black moondrops and trimmed the little nubbins off them with my fingernail clippers.
Now. I used Elmer's glue the last time I used these moondrops, which mainly worked great, but one of the moondrops did pop off when I slipped a card into an envelope. So this time I used Zots. You can buy Zots at any crafting store. They're a little spendy, but when you want to glue something and don't want it to move until the year 3012, you'll want to invest in them. I used to use glue sticks on my cards, until all my family members teased me about them, saying that their cards came to them in pieces. I've been a Zots girl ever since. They have a mini size that is perfect for the diameter of these moondrops: