Thursday, August 25, 2011

Early Halloween

Happy Thursday!  It's time for another challenge from Creative Sketches.  Creative Sketches, have a sketch and a theme for us today.  The theme is Halloween or Fall, and a user-friendly sketch.  

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

This card was actually fun to make!  I used a Stampin' Up! Halloween stamp set I purchased last year.  I didn't sell or trade this stamp set, because I just love the graphics.  So, I used the raven and the spider from the stamp set: Dark & Dreary.  How fitting, huh?  
I also broke open a new package of DSP - Pick Your Poison.  I love the black swirls and elegant lines of this paper.  To stay true to the sketch, I added the tomb stone shape sticker from the Pick Your Poison accents.  I also stamped 'BOO!' in Pumpkin Pie classic ink.  I added the circle accent to the upper right corner of the card.  I stamped and fussy cut the spider, then layered it onto the circle accent.  
I added a trim piece of basic black card stock that I cut with the eyelet border punch.  I also added a strip of First Edition DSP cut with the scallop trim border punch.  I layered the two border punches and tied them with some retired Raven Lace trim.  How pretty, huh?  I thought that the lace trim needed something, so I added a few black sparkle-y faux half-pearls at the top and bottom borders of the card.
Now, it's your turn!  Make a Halloween or Fall themed card using our sketch, and enter our challenge over @ Creative Sketches challenge blog.  You could be our next weekly winner!


Marjie Kemper said...

This is a beautiful card, Sharon! I really love love LOVE that layered border strip with the combo of cardstock, text paper, and black lace... so elegant!

Nichole said...

You make excellent Halloween cards and this example is no exception. I love the way the orange and black is balanced by the white to keep it from feeling too heavy. I also love the mixing of the two border punches; I haven’t been a big fan of the Eyelet Border Punch, but the more I see it combined with others the more I think that I might want it.

Great card!