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?
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!