Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SCARY CHECKERBOARD

^This is the absolute LAST Halloween card I am going to show you this year. I promise. But, it's just too cute not to share.

First of all, I have to tell you a short little story about the stamp set I used for this card.

When the set first came out, I fell in love with the little skeleton that was in the set. Don't ask me how someone can fall in love with a skeleton. But I did. Because of that bony little guy, I just HAD to get the set.

Fast forward many years . . . I have used this set many times over the years, but . . . the cute little skeleton has never seen ink. Stupid, huh? I still think he's cute though.

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The top portion of this card was fun to make. I simply cut a piece of black cardstock to 2 1/4" x 5 1/4". On the Halloween colors of orange, green and purple, I stamped various of the images from my MUST-HAVE set in black ink. I then punched them out with the 1" square punch. From there, I just adhered them to the black piece in a checkerboard style.


While I like the little Halloween images, I think my favorite part of this card is the sentiment. All the crazy layers.

First of all, the bebop-looking "happy halloween" comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set found on page 18 of the big catalog. By the way, if you don't already have this set, run, don't walk to your computer and order it immediately! (Don't forget to name me as your demo!) It is an essential set to own that can be used for every occasion throughout the year.

Anyway, I stamped the sentiment in black on the purple and punched it out with the Word Window punch. Blah and uninspired that way. I decided to do a bit of layering. I grabbed my trusty Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits set and went to work with all the colors I was using in the card. It all came together so nicely. I mounted it atop a piece of black ribbon. It needed a little something else, so I punched out some limey green dots with the 1/4" paper punch, and added them.


So, that does it for my Halloween show-and-tell. I hope you enjoyed it. Have a safe and happy, but also S.P.O.O.K.Y.  Halloween!

Scary
Smiles.

8 comments:

  1. That is really a cute card. I love all the layers under the sentiment.

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  2. I how cute this little card is, you put a lot of work into it but it's lovely to look at. Popping by from Creative Mondays.

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  3. I let time slip up on me and forgot to make my Halloween cards. I'll keep these ideas for next year. Thank you for sharing the last bit of Halloween with Make It Monday.

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  4. Very cute!!
    This year we skipped the Halloween cards and just made one craft :(
    Maybe next year...

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Motivation Monday!

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