You can go vintage, scary, cute, clean and simple, shabby chic - whatever takes your fancy, just make a Halloween themed project. You must use at least one Waltzingmouse stamp, sentiment or digi. I love Halloween and have made a couple of cards. Here's the first:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - All Hallow's Eve, Text-It; Stampin' Up! - Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: SU - Smoky Slate, Concord Crush; Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Smoky Slate, Concord Crush; Ribbon; Copic Markers
I used the colours from this week's Inspirational - INK#67 challenge and the layout is based on the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#158. I think the colours are perfect for a Halloween card. I made the card base from grey card and stamped the text in grey for a tone-on-tone look. I found the ribbon at my local craft shop, but it's actually cream, so I coloured it with my Copic markers. I stamped the raven onto some white card and cut it out. I decided to colour the raven with very pale purple markers as black birds often have a purple or blue cast. I stamped a grunge border on the purple panel. I finished with a sentiment stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white. The purple panel was adhered with dimensional tape. On the inside I cut a white panel, stamped a spooky church ruin and simple sentiment. Both the inside and purple panel have distessed edges.
My next card has a much more contemporary feel and is quite clean and simple too.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Great Big Owl; Stampin' Up! - Making Spirits Bright
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Archival - Jet Black
Dies: WMS - Big Owl Dies
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso; Clear Embossing Powder; Copic Markers
I used the layout from the current CAS(E) this Sketch! - CTS#96. I think I've mentioned that I love owls and when Claire released this set I just loved it. However, this is the first time it's actually been inked up! I stamped the owl and circles in Versafine, hear embossed with clear powder and cut them out with the matching dies. I decided to go for a funky owl using lilac and turquoise. I cut the branch from brown card and adhered the owl and branch directly to the card base. I lined the circles along the edge of the card and then cut away the bits between each circle. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the sentiment along the circles. I decided to add a fun sentiment to the owl's belly and it is attached with dimensional tape. On the inside I covered the base with turquoise card and on the white panel stamped a fun greeting and added some more circles.
In the photo below you can see what I mean about cutting out the card between the circles. For more Halloween inspiration - check our the projects from Kathy and Tara.
You have plenty of time to play along, deadline is Thursday 30th October 10.00pm BST (5.00pm EDT). That's all for now - see you soon.