Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Spooky Little Halloween Card!

Hi guys! I took the holiday weekend off to spend time with my family. The school year is already off to a speedy start and we felt like the long weekend needed to be just for rest and play. It was so nice to just BE. I am back with a great little card though. I actually made 2 new ones over the weekend so it was a toss up which one I would show first. I went with the Halloween one...
This card uses a new set from the Holiday Mini called Out on a Limb. Isn't that little witch cute? She reminds me of the daughter on Bewitched. I can't believe I have forgotten her name. Isn't it Sabrina? Oh well, it will come to me eventually. Back to my card...I punched a 1 3/4" circle from a scrap of paper and then used it as a reverse mask to sponge So Saffron ink onto my card panel. Next, I used the punched circle, along with some temporary adhesive, to mask off the "moon" and sponged a little Wisteria Wonder around it. Then, I was ready to stamp a little scene created with the images from Out on a Limb. For the witch and the cloud, I chose to stamp them onto a scrap piece of Whisper White and trim them out with my Paper Snips. You could certainly stamp both of these directly onto the card panel but I changed my mind about the direction of this card while I was working so this worked best for the look I wanted.

The sentiment came from an older set called Wicked Cool and the DSP is from a series in the regular catalog called Frightful Sight. Something on the card that is rather new is the paper rosette with a pumpkin face. You can make that fun little accent with the brand new Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I am very excited about this new product! Scoring has never been easier than with this new tool. You can score cards, make designs on your card stock, or even use it to score larger 3D projects. It comes with a fabulous metal tipped stylus and handy place markers that are a snap to use. The base has non skid feet that keep it in place while you work too.

I added the pumpkin face to the rosette for a little Halloween fun but you could personalize rosettes for any project. Brads, buttons, flowers, or just contrasting punched circles work really well too. The face was made with the Pumpkin Faces Sizzlit die and my Big Shot. For the ruffled edges, I punched my paper strip before scoring using the Eyelet Edge Border punch.

For more details about the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool you can visit my online store or the SU website for more info. It is also featured on pgs 6-7 in the new Holiday Mini catalog too. There will be lots more projects from me that use it. I love the look that scoring gives and this tool is marked in handy 1/8" markings for precise measuring. Check it out!

Check back tomorrow for another card with a little fall flavor. I have a pretty one that uses the new Spice Cake DSP and another new stamp set. I hope to see you here!

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