Saturday, August 7, 2010

Another double challenge...


This card is for two challenges again. I saw that stamping royalty has a pretty cool challenge on right now... make your own DSP! How fun!

In addition, my original challenge place, Stamping 411 has a cute yet simple sketch challenge, too.

I combined them both in this sweet Halloween card.

I started with the Halloween colors suggested in the new catalog: Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Basic Black. I roughed up the edges of the black strip of paper across the bottom of the card. I used three sets to stamp this one; the circles are from Seeing Spots and Think Happy Thoughts (I have no idea if they are retired or not...). I used the sentiment from Holiday Best. I used my markers to color the stamp and then stamped on whisper white. I sponged the edges in Rich Razzleberry to bring that color into the tag (I don't have the Razzleberry marker yet {gasp... there is something stampin' up that I don't have}).

I punched my message with the large oval. I punched two more in black and extended the oval out on both sides. I finished the message off with a loop of ribbon. I couldn't decided which color to use, razzleberry or olive. Since I made two cards, I did one of each. By the time I was putting the olive ribbon on, I thought, "This looks like the stump at the top of the pumpkin, and my extended oval message looks like a pumpkin!" So I put that message in the middle. It doesn't exactly follow the sketch for Stamping 411 that way, but I like it...

This was a fun one to play with. I also ended up coloring in the pumpkin from the "Trick or Treat" stamp and stamping it again, cutting it out, and then popping it up. Here's a close up of that. It's a little something extra, I think. I like it!

Thanks for looking...

11 comments:

Shanda Stirk said...

Very cute card! Great idea for Hallowe'en. thanks for sharing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Hands On said...

Big fan of polka dots and your tag is great. Love the stacked up pumpkin.

Kerin said...

Don't you just love the new color suggestions in the catalog!?!? They're combos I would never think of, and they're fabulous! You've done a great job with the sketch, love your home made dsp!!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

This is very cool. I would not have thought to use this set for a Halloween card but it so works. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Selene Kempton said...

Another gorgeous card! Beautiful color combo...!

Michele Gross said...

Very cool! Makes a fun Halloween card :)

Connie Babbert said...

Love this intrepretation of Halloween! Love the greeting turned into a pumpkin! Great job!

Patti Chesky said...

You can never go wrong with a great circle stamp set. This Halloween card is amazing! Love the little popped up pumpkin!

Sandra Farrell said...

oooh I think I like this one better than your other entry. Thanks again for playing with us at SR.

Robin Merriman said...

Great cards! Nicely done on both!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love your cards!! Thanks for playing along with us this week!!