Friday, September 6, 2019

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge #FabFri171: Spooktacular Bash

Good morning!

The end of the week as arrived which means time for some family fun and of course some crafting!  I'm also thinking with the arrival of the cooler weather, finally!, it may be time to start bringing out the fall decorations.  To help kick things off I'm playing around with this weeks Fab Friday sketch challenge and decided to go back to the Spooktacular Bash stamp set and showed earlier this week.  And this time I'm bringing lots of fun textures.

I started with Basic Gray cardstock for the cardbase and then used Cajun Craze as a mat for the Basic Black cardfront.  Now check out that design, what a dazzler!  I used the new Basic Patterns Decorative Mask as well as some White Shimmery Embossing Paste (that I colored with ONE drop of Basic Gray reinker) for this spooky background.  Now the cool thing about the shimmery embossing paste is that the shimmer has a green hue to it so it's adding to the spooky factor.

Next I added a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock and then a strip of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper

Now for the fun stamped images...I started with the jars of creatures and after stamping them in Momento Black ink on Whisper White I colored them in with Stampin' Write Markers.  Then I used something else new from the Holiday catalog, Shimmery Crystal Effects to coat the jars for a glassy look.  Don't forget, with Crystal Effects it takes a little longer to dry, I like to just let mine dry overnight to ensure they are fully set.  Now, I'll admit this new crystal effects "floods" a little differently with than the original one's we had, or maybe I just need a little more practice.  After the image was completely dry I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Dies and just ran it through twice to make it a rectangle and attached the piece with dimensionals.

To finish off the card the greeting was stamped in Cajun Craze ink and cut out with the Layering Ovals Dies and then I added a bow tied with Linen Thread.

I love every detail in this card, and of course all the shimmer just makes my heart flutter.  This is such a great layout you could do almost anything with it and it's a great way to let our fabulous Designer Series Papers be the star of the card.  Don't forget to order your holiday crafting supplies so you can get an early start on all the projects that I know are on your To Do list!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

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Have a great weekend!

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  1. Sweet design! Love the shimmery background. Perfect colors too. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  2. Oo, Diana - love this! I think this might be my fave image for this set - first Halloween set I've gotten in a few years, lol. Perfect for our sketch! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    1. Thanks Heather! Yes I love this Halloween set, so great.

  3. I like how the mask pattern and the DSP are complimentary and your colors are very autumn-ish! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


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