Sunday, October 16, 2022

Is it Halloween Yet? for Sunday Stamps

Hello friends!  It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this time it is a sketch brought to you by yours truly.  I hope you like it and are inspired to join us!

I'll also joining the lovely ladies at Festive Friday for their Halloween challenge - my card features moon, pumpkin orange, black and ghost from the inspo list - and the Anything Goes Fall Challenge at The Four Seasons Challenge.

My family loves to celebrate Halloween so it's been tradition since I started card making back in 2007 for me to send the three grandkids Halloween cards.  And I love making Halloween cards!  

This was a fun one to put together.  I bought dies that are intended to build dimensional tags but can also be used on card fronts.  I started by die cutting the top (frame with wrought-iron fence) and bottom (spooky house) from black cardstock.  Two additional layers are added in-between were cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I also used Copics to color the house windows (cut separately from white cardstock) and the pumpkins.  The backer piece was die cut from white and ink blended to create the moon and spooky purple sky.  When that was complete, all the layers were glued together, the white ghosts added floating in the sky, the pumpkins to the front left and the two bats die cut from black glitter paper adhered at the top.

The banner was cut from some Halloween patterned paper and layered on a black cardbase.  The orange strip across the top seemed rather boring compared to the remainder of the card, and then I remembered I still have oodles of long retired black spider web doilies.  I used one, cutting it down to fit on the corners, then adhered the focal image on top.  The sentiment was white heat embossed and added to the card front then the last step was to add Glossy Accents to the door and all the windows in house. 

Thanks so much for visiting, I appreciate it.  Please use the link above to check out the fabulous cards by the other SSC DT members and hopefully join us with your take on my sketch!

Take care!


Stamps:  Wicked Together (sentiment/Picket Fence Studios)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Pitch Black (Hero Arts), Pumpkin Pie (SU), Spooktacular 6" x 8.5" paper pad (Honey Bee Stamps), 6" x 6" Glitter Paper Assortment pack (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark; Scattered Straw, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion, Black Soot Distress Inks
Other:  Haunted Entrance Dome Layer die, Winterwood Dome Layer die, Haunted House Dome Layer die, Nested Globes die (all Memory Box); Skinny Strip die (MFT), Spider Web Doily, White embossing powder, Glossy Accents
Copics:  YR18, 07, 04, BG99, E79, 100


Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, I love Halloween cards, too and this one is spooky! So many fabulous details. The cobwebs, this sparkly bats and the little ghost add so much to this haunted scene! Just perfect!

Lisa Elton said...

What a spooktacular card, Stef! Love all of the fabulous layers and details, right down to those glittery bats!

dj said...

So much rocked this sketch!! I saw the layout as simple but you added so much fantastic imagery to it!! This card is sure to inspire those who decide to play along with our sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps. #SS294

Melanie Hungerford said...

Fabulous card, the layers look so good, love the purple background and glittery bats! Thank you for joining us at Festive Friday!

Ellibelle said...

A fabulous Halloween card with so many great details and loving the colors you used! Great sketch too to show off the spooky house!
Thank you so much for joining us at Four Seasons challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

LeAnne said...

What a spooky-fun card, Stef! The colors and sponging give it a real 3d look!

I Card Everyone said...

Another thing to love about you, Stef!! A fellow spookster!
OH, do I love a set that multitasks - love the faces on those howling ghosts and that incredible purple sky!

Diane said...

Fabulously FUN Halloween card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
Diane FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

Heidi Baks said...

I love this spooky Halloween scene you have created with the great peek into the domed window and through the trees. Love the depth you use!

Jaydee said...

Stef, that background positively glows! What a fabulous card. I just love everything about it.
So glad you shared it with us at Festive Friday this week

Diane Evans said...

Congratulations Stef! Your fabulous creation was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!