Hey, y’all – it’s Monday again – and Finn and I were both tired yesterday! I did something to my neck last week and it sort of went crazy yesterday. Better this morning, thank goodness!
Finn was…well, let’s just say…sort of down for the count yesterday. While on most days he comes in from feeding the horses, eats his breakfast and then checks in with Dad to see if it’s time to go to work, on Sunday he…well….a picture’s worth a thousand words. I call this picture “The Day After”.
It took me a long time to get the right meds and ice pack combo to reduce my neck pain to a dull roar, so it was much later in the day than I’d planned to make my card for today! I’d been sort of designing in my head all day, but around 2 in the afternoon I had a bit of a “duh” moment! My planned card was a Christmas theme. And then I realized…uhm, doofus, it’s coming out on Halloween! A Christmas card on Halloween might be kind of – odd? So…I modified my design for Halloween, using the fun Halloween Treat a la carte stamp and some Halloween Night DSP. Take a look-see:
The design comes courtesy of the Viva La Verve second challenge for October.
And I also played along with the Just Us Girls Wild Card Week challenge.
I started by embossing a Whisper White panel in the Brick Wall TIEF and then SNAILing it to a Pumpkin Pie mat. The next layer is a piece of Halloween Night DSP, SNAILd on Pumpkin Pie and then wrapped three times with some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine before I SNAILd it to the card front.
I cut two small squares of Halloween Night DSP with the Squares Layering Framelits and two small scalloped squares of Pumpkin Pie card stock and SNAILd them together for the small elements of the sketch. I adhered them over the middle panel with some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
For the sentiment, I stamped the Halloween Treat image in Basic Gray Archival Ink onto Whisper White card stock and then cut it out with a Squares Layering Framelit die. It’s matted on a Pumpkin Pie scalloped edge square. Using my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker, I colored the little pumpkins in, and then used the Old Olive Marker to color the stems on the stamped image as well as on the DSP pumpkins. And I colored the spiders with my Basic Black Marker.
The final touch is a bow made with two lengths of Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Baker’s Twine and one of the Basic Black and Gray Baker’s Twine from the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine combo. I adhered the bow with Liquid Glue and the card was done! 🙂
On the inside, I started with a Whisper White panel matted on Pumpkin Pie and added a strip of Halloween Night DSP also on Pumpkin Pie. Then I snagged up the little spider from the Jar of Haunts set and added a few in Basic Black Archival Ink.
On the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added some more of the Jar of Haunts spiders…
Et Voila! The last Halloween Card for 2016! Now my challenge to myself will be to use the rest of my Halloween Night DSP when there’s no more Halloween to use it on! But – this card design could be modified for Fall or even Christmas – just change the color scheme, DSP and stamp! Hope you like! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – but we get to buy them early – like…starting next week on the 1st of November. I can’t wait for them to be available!
AND…. During the month of November, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% off sale on coordinating stamp sets that really shine with the use of the Stitched From the Heart Framelits. Click the picture for a full-sized flier and check out which of your favorites will be on sale!
Tonight’s the end of my Ordering Special and the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP sale, so don’t miss out!
And tomorrow – the Stitches from the Heart Framelits will be available! Whoo-hoo!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ scallop square (x2 – mats for DSP panels); 2 1/4″ scallop square (mat for sentiment); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ (sentiment square)
Halloween Night DSP: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (Front DSP panel): 1 5/8″ Square (x2 – front DSP panels); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap
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