Sep 15 2011

CCMC167 Dark & Dreary

Today it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a FUN color challenge for you today! 


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OK…back to our Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge CCMC167!  Here it is…Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Basic Gray.



For my card, I chose to dig out a Halloween set from last year that I used a LOT, Dark & Dreary!  I combined it with a fun new set this year called Spooky Bingo Bits!  Those little images are SO much fun and I love the greetings in it!   I also had to add the neutral Basic Black for a few accents.



I started with a base of Old Olive cardstock.  I layered on Cajun Craze cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Stripes Impressions Folder.  I added some aging with a sponge dauber and Basic Gray Classic Ink on the stripes.  Then I took the stripe pattern from Frightful Sights Designer Paper going horizontal for contrast.  I hid the seam with some Old Olive 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon.


For the focal element, I stamped the candelabra from Dark & Dreary stamp set in Basic Gray on Whisper White, then colored the candles with Cajun Craze and Basic Gray.  I added two Rhinestone Jewels.  I punched it with the Decorative Label Punch and placed it with Stampin' Dimensionals on a piece of Old Olive cardstock.  I stamped the spider web from Spooky Bingo Bits several times on the Old Olive with Basic Black ink and stamped the word Spooky in Basic Black at the bottom.  I layered the Old Olive on 1 1/4 punched circles of Basic Gray cardstock.  Fun and whimsical, huh?


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Great variety this week!  Then get out your stamping supplies and play along…upload your creation to Inlinkz over there!


Psst….shhh…don't tell Mary I told you, but you REALLY are going to want to stop by my blog TOMORROW for some "sweet stuff"…and a great idea!  Shhhh…..



4 People have left comments on this post

Sep 15, 2011 - 08:09:46
Deb said:

Love your card!! I love Halloween and this Spooky Bingo Bits has been on my wish list. What am I waiting for?? Great inspiration!!

Sep 15, 2011 - 05:09:17

You managed to create a spooky AND elegant card all in one! I love it!

Sep 15, 2011 - 10:09:44

FABulous card Connie!  Love the candelabra and the layout is so fresh–especially with the trio of circle!  Great job!

Sep 16, 2011 - 01:09:34

Oh you are sure teasing us with your last little comment, aren't you! This card is awesome. I love the layout and the images you chose are perfect for this colour combo!