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Friday, August 7, 2009

Sweet Halloween



TGIF Peeps!!!!

Well, I finally got some time to play with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I know it is a bit early for Halloween cards but I couldn't help myself, I just recently got this DS paper and had to use it! I love Halloween so I am sure you will be seeing alot more in the next few months!

This card turned out to be fairly big, it is 4 inches wide by 8 inches long. I had to make it that size to accommodate the sketch and the stamps I wanted to use.

I started out with a base of basic black and followed that with some pumpkin pie cardstock and then some of the new Cast-A Spell Ds paper.

I was very much inspired by this card by Nancy Riley. Isn't is just adorable!!!
I used the same cardstock colors and DS paper she used. I just changed it up to fit the sketch and the stamps I used.

I stamped the pumpkins from Autumn Harvest on watercolor paper. I stamped the small pumpkin first and then made a mask for it with some sticky note paper and then stamped the large pumpkin. I colored them with my aqua painter and used the following inks, more mustard, pumpkin pie and really rust. I also used some chocolate chip ink for the stem and ground.

The sentiment comes from the retired SU set Autumn Apparitions, which I love and wish it had never retired! I also used some pumpkin pie corduroy brads and button. I used my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch and the SU scallop edge punch.

I don't know what you would mail this in, I don't have any envies this size. Since it is very large, It could be just added to a gift or tray of treats or used for decoration, I guess!

Well, that is all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

14 comments:

Lois said...

Cool, I love it!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Vicki! The colors and papers are awesome and I LOVE that punch you used too! FAB corduroy buttons as well! LOVE this!!

Debbie said...

Vicki, this card is fantastic!! I love your colours and the corduroy buttons are perfect!

Nancy Riley said...

OMG, Vicki! I love love love this! It's THE perfect Halloween card!!!

(thanks so much for the mention!)

Michelle said...

OMG! This is such a great card! I so LOVE your colors, the accessories....everything!

Sara said...

OMG, I totally love this! I LOVE halloween, and can't wait for it!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Super cute card Vicki, I LOVE your layout, what a wonderful Halloween card and design!

Enjoy your weekend, Jennifer :)

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

looks really neat. love how it all comes together: paper the image coloring, buttons - cute cute!

Ronnie said...

I love your card! Halloween is just around the corner, can't wait!

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable, Vicki! It's time to pull out those Halloween stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dana Hatch said...

this is so stinkin cute! Makes me in the mood for Fall . . . my favorite time of year!

Rhonda Langley said...

Wonderful card! Love the buttons!

LeAnne said...

Oh, this is so sweet....you're gonna make me get that halloween paper yet!

Linda McClain said...

Ha, you beat me to it - I was going to CASE Nancy's card, too. Love the way yours turned out!