Friday, October 17, 2014

Triple Threat Sketch Challenge: Gorgeous Grunge Meets Paper Pumpkin

Happy Friday!  Boy this month is really sailing by, Halloween will be here before we know it and I read that there are only 10 more weeks until Christmas (I can't believe it!)  So I've been working a lot this week on Halloween projects so I can get everything finished and not wait until the last minute.  With Halloween on the mind, I decide to use it for the inspiration for today's Sketch Frenzy Friday Design Team card.  I decided to up the ante by using the Fab Friday Color challenge and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set focus over on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog so it's a triple threat today!

I started with Smoky Slate for the cardbase and then added a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock that I embossed with the Big Shot and the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  For the main stamped image I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamped the lines and splatter with Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Bliss cardstock (I kept the cardstock as one big piece and then cut it into the three panels after I had stamped everything.  The three stamped panels were matted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock before attaching to the cardfront.

I had last month's Paper Pumpkin kit sitting on my desk in the studio (it's so fun!!!) so I decide to use some elements from the kit to this card.  I used some of the Orange Sequin Trim along the bottom.  The greeting is also one of the stamps from the Paper Pumpkin kit and was stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink on Smoky Slate cardstock.  I used Paper Snips to trim around the greeting and then sponged around it with Tangelo Twist ink.  Dimensionals were used to attach the greeting for extra dimension.  The final touch was to take a couple of the cute stickers from the Paper Pumpkin kit for the bat and crow.

This card is so fun, I love how I could use so many different things and they all worked well together.  I also love that the Paper Pumpkin kits include extra elements so you can use them on other projects for added fun!

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We have some fun planned this weekend, including Aidan's Tae Kwon Do Tournament, Halloween Party, and my last long run before race weekend.  I hop you're weekend is filled with lots of fun and family as well.

Have a great weekend and enjoy!

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  1. Great card Diana! Your triple threat is awesome...perfect sketch, colors, and stamp set for this Halloween card!

  2. Triple Threat! Wow! Great job combining 3 challenges! Gorgeous Grunge is a great set to go with our Halloween-y colors! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  3. Love this card! Wow! Three challenges in one Nicely Done!

  4. I like how you used Gorgeous Grunge for a Halloween card! Great job!

  5. Oh you can't go wrong with the grunge! Makes a great H-ween card! Love it! Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!


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