Aug 29 2013

Best of Halloween

It's THURSDAY and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  It's a fun color challenge…very fall or halloween…just in time to start the season!  So, grab your stamps and play along!


Here's my card.  I wanted to do Halloween, since we are featuring that this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection, but was challenged with not having black in the combo!  Here's my compromise.  I used Sweater Weather Designer Paper along with the Best of Halloween stamp set!  This image was one that I wanted when it was available before in a larger size.  Glad they brought it back.  This "Best of" has been my favorite so far!



Here are the details:

  1. Crushed Curry is cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and folded in half to make base card.
  2. The 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla was embossed with Stylish Stripes Folder (love it!)
  3. I added a  1 1/4 x 3 3/4 strip of Sweater Weather DSP brown print towards the bottom.
  4. I cut the Crushed Curry plaid from Sweater Weather with the Designer Label Framelit and placed on front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. I stamped the tree from Best of Halloween with Chocolate Chip Ink on Very Vanilla, then cut with the smaller sized Designer Label Framelit.
  6. I punched a 1/2" Circle from scrap cardstock, placed it on the tree image, then sponged Crushed Curry ink to make the moon and added a tough of Tangerine Tango for a harvest moon look.
  7. I stamped the Trick or Treat greeting from Best of Halloween with Chocolate Chip on Tangerine Tango cardstock, then cut flag ends and adhered it on front.
  8. To add a little bling, I tied some Linen Thread in the Crushed Curry button and tied a bow then placed it on front with Mini Glue Dots.

You like?  I sure do!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team this week to see what they did with this color combination.  We had lots of different takes on the challenge this time!


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11 People have left comments on this post

Aug 29, 2013 - 06:08:55
Lucy said:

Super cute! 

Aug 29, 2013 - 08:08:46
Deb said:

I love this image! One of my favorites! And how clever of you to use the challenge colors with a Halloween theme! Love it!

Aug 29, 2013 - 09:08:35
Linda Vanorio said:

Wonderful card.  I love the colors, papers and stamp image!!!!

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:08:23

Love your card Connie! I just realized that there is an owl in that tree……Super cute!

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:08:57
Carol Carriveau said:

What a fabulous card…loving the Sweater Weather DSP, the new folder and stamp set….great design…thanks for sharing inspiration!

Aug 30, 2013 - 10:08:17

This is just so awesome, Connie!  The Sweater Weather is perfect with it!  Cute, cute, cute!

Aug 31, 2013 - 08:08:20
Lisa Young said:

Love that moon behind the owl and I am so glad they brought back that stamp! This is my kind of Halloween card!

Sep 1, 2013 - 05:09:01
Lisa Martz said:

What a great card!  Love it!

Sep 2, 2013 - 08:09:43

I love the stenciled moon and how you placed your banner at an angle. What a cute card!

Sep 2, 2013 - 11:09:40

LOVE IT!! The harvest moon is my favorite detail, gorgeous!

Sep 4, 2013 - 05:09:32
melissa davies said:

I love the look of the plaid frame around the image – a fun way to highlight the  the stamped image – just adorable!