While browsing the Internet this afternoon I came across a sketch challenge that I'd missed!! Don't know how that happened. Not only does The Sweet Stop have a fab sketch, but they are also having an Open Design Team Call - so I'm throwing my card into the hat!! I've actually used two challenges to make this card:
- The Sweet Stop - SSS177 - great sketch and Open DT Call
- The Play Date Cafe - PDCC150 - super warm, rich autumnal colours
I decided to use the Play Date colours to make my second Halloween card - I need to make a few this year; some so that Kathryn can send them to the UK for her friends and some for her friends here.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Hocus Pocus, Oval Classic Frames, Heirloom Patterns, Very Vintage Labels 10, Gracie at Halloween
Inks: Distress - Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Antique Linen
Spellbinders: Labels 10 (S5-022) #3, Petit Ovals Sm (S4-140) #2, Nested Lacey Pennants (S5-029)
Accessories: Gems and card from stash
I created the background pattern using my stamp-a-ma-jig and two stamps. I inked up the wreath stamp, stamped off onto scrap paper, and then stamped on the card and repeated until finished. I used the same method to stamp the filigree cross. I used my blender tool to add a touch of colour to the edge of the card. I made the ribbons by cutting panels of white card and using the blender tool to add colour, then over stamping each panel with a different pattern. I like this tone on tone effect. To make the sentiment pennant I used my Spellbinder die, inked it while still in the die and then stamped the sentiment. I stamped this pretty labels 10 frame and then cut it out with the die, while still in the die I added some colour. I stamped Gracie onto white card and cut out a section with my Spellbinder die. I coloured the image with Promarkers to match, as closely as possible, the distress inks. I finished off by adding two gems.
That's all for now. It's almost time for our favourite TV programme of the week - Dr Who!!! We get to see the show a few hours after it has aired in the UK! Such fun. See you tomorrow with my second card for CR84FN63.