Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fresh & spooky

Hi stampers!  I have a cute Halloween card for you today!  I finally got in the mood to make a Halloween card, yay!  :-)  I guess I have the ladies over at Freshly Made Sketches since I made this card for their challenge this week.  I didn't get a chance to play last week so I was more than ready to get to work this week.  The Out on a Limb set just begs to be used in a sketch like this!

For the colors, I took my inspiration from the Pick Your Poison DSP that I don't have...but it's on it way:-)  I was late to jump on the bandwagon with that one but I finally warmed up to it!  So I figured I'd just use the colors since I don't have the DSP yet.  I really like the combo of basic black, very vanilla, pumpkin pie, and peach parfait! I'm really going to miss peach parfait when it retires!  Now, Out on a Limb is more cutesy than spooky so I was a bit worried that the card wouldn't turn out too well but I think it came together with just the right amount of cute and spook!  What do you think?

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Out on a limb, teeny tiny wishes, Halloween hang-ups (wheel)
Paper:  Basic black (classic and craft), very vanilla, pumpkin pie, peach parfait, brights DSP
Ink:  Basic black, pumpkin pie, peach parfait
Accessories:  2.5" circle punch, basic black taffeta ribbon, Iridescent ice embossing powder

I cut the little owls out and popped them up on dimensionals.  I was going to only do one owl but I thought he looked lonely:-)  The bats were stamped with craft ink and them embossed with II EP to make them a little more special.  There is a lot of black with the tree branch and clouds so I wanted the bats to stand out a little.  I used the Halloween hang-ups wheel on the background but it's mostly covered up.

That wheel is super cute though!  And don't let the wheels intimidate you, it's easy to use them with a regular ink pad and the wheel guide.  Now, this wheel is a tad bit tricky just in it's design...since it's got those little dots it doesn't roll as smooth as some of the all over design ones BUT with a bit of practice you get the "hang" of it;-)  The trick is to push down really well and go slow!

I wanted to add a glimmer brad or something but I'm trying to make more mailable cards so I didn't want any sticky-up parts here.  I hope you liked it as much as I do, I feel I've been in a bit of a slump lately and don't have many ideas so it's super fun and rewarding when I come up with something that I like!

Happy stamping!


  1. Definitely the right amount of spook and cute! This is adorable! And I love the subtle Halloween print in the background - great detail!

  2. Totally adorable!! I love the little ribbon peeking out and your focal image is awesome! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. So so cute ... what a super fun card, love the owls and I really love the bats ... fabulous take on our sketch this week!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. Cute and spook is going to be my new Halloween mantra! You definitely hit it with this adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Love it, Mindy! Those little owls are to cute. You keep making me regret not buying this set! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Look at this fun-tastic Hallowwen card!! Eeek! SO stinkin' cute, Mindy! Those little poped up owls make me smile. I always live the fab details you add to your cards. Big hugs! :)

  7. I really love your style Mindy! You have created an adorable card and the colours are awesome! I love Owls! Now I want this set! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Oh my gosh! That is so cute! Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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