I created this fun Halloween card for this week's challenge over on the Friday Mashup. The challenge is to make a Halloween themed card or a color challenge of Basic Black, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, and Pumpkin Pie. Or you can mash it up (as I've done here) to do both.
I made two cards when I made this one. Look how cute, how sweet, how fun these Halloween cards are!
Here's a closer view of one of my cards. There's a base of Lucky Limeade. Then I have a layer of Concord Crush. Here's the cool part: I embossed the concord paper with a non-SU embossing folder, but before I embossed it, I used my brayer and brayered a layer of versamark on the embossing folder itself. Then I embossed it, and then I covered the whole thing with black embossing powder and heat embossed it. (It's a technique I learned from Dawn O.- thanks Dawn!)
Then I made a pumpkin out of 5 pumpkin ovals, the smallest one. I sponged the edges of the ovals and then attached them together with a limeade stem and curly vine.
I used a medium oval to bring a ghost from behind the pumpkin. I finally tried the fraying ribbon technique with the black ribbon, and I added the sentiment from The More the Merrier set. I stamped it and then cut a 3/8" strip of the white. Then I punched it out using my modern label punch. Then I punched a limeade layer for under the sentiment. On one card, I used pumpkin colored brads and on the other I used concord colored brads. You know, I like to change things up.
Do you notice that I heat embossed the different sides of the embossing folder? Again, just shaking things up! I hope you like! Thanks for looking!