Monday, October 7, 2013

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge: Best of Halloween

Good morning friends!  It's the start to another week and I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I spent the weekend at a crafting retreat and I had so much fun relax and hanging out with friends, and of course non-stop crafting.  I got so many things accomplished, I can't wait to share them all.  Today I'm sharing the card I made for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  Of course for this weeks card I decided to make a Halloween card and used the new Best of Halloween stamp set.  These stamp sets are so fun, they're being released all year long, one per month, in honor of Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary and feature selected images from previously retired stamp sets, as well as a new image in each set.  The fun thing about these sets is that the images are smaller than the originally released versions so they are great for our punches.

This card is pretty straightforward, the cardbase is Summer Starfruit and I added a layer of Basic Black cardstock that had a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock and 3/8" Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon.  For the main stamped image I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock with Basic Black ink and colored in the moon with the Summer Starfruit Stampin' Write Marker.  This was punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch and is matted with a circle of Smoky Slate cut with the Big Shot and the Circle Collection Framelits and Pumpkin Pie cardstock punched with the 2 3/8" scalloped circle punch.  I used dimensionals to pop up the layers and added some tags using the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper and the Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon.  The greeting is from the same Best of Halloween stamp set and is stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink and attached with dimensionals.
I love all the layers and dimension to this card, plus it's flat enough that it's post office friendly.  This is definitely a sketch you're going to want to save since it's so versatile and remember, there's still time to complete your Halloween projects so if you need anything, please let me know, I can help.

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  1. Super cute card Diana! That stamp is perfect for this sketch :) Thanks for playing along with us at HSS! Bree

    1. Thanks Bree! I had fun with this sketch and love the inspiration the HSS blog provides.

  2. I love your spooky card! That haunted house stamp is so cute and I love your layered banners. Thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika


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