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!

9 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!!!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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! :)

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  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!

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  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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