Aug 28 2009

Bloggers Challenge 114 – Sketch


Yeah!  Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge is a sketch card!  I love sketches, as you know!  This is a pretty easy one, once I had my stamp set figured out! 

I love this time of year, I get to pull out my Halloween sets…and yes, I have a LOT of Halloween sets.  Except, Just Jawing isn’t really a Halloween set…more of a teen stamp set, but I love the skull.  (And Tonya, yes…if you are reading this, I have changed my mind about this set!)  I received it free during the promotion last year and finally got it cut and mounted a couple months ago.  I’ve found it useful for doing cards for my teenage niece and nephew!

Anyway…here is the card I did using this sketch!

I started by stamping the skull with White Craft ink on a piece of Cast-A-Spell Designer Paper (can you see the bats and such in the background?) and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I then used some Tombow Multipurpose glue and colored in the heart eyes with glue and sprinkled on some Celery Fine Cosmo Glitter.  Fun!  I roughed up the edges with my Cutter Kit Distressing Tool and layered it on an Old Olive piece of cardstock and distressed those edges, too.  That element was layered onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock, also distressed and inked with Basic Black and a sponge dauber.  I wrapped some of the delicious 1 1/4 Striped Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon (this stuff ties SO nicely!).  I made up some Faux Diamond Dust glitter paper (rub Versamark over your cardstock, add Iridescent Ice EP and heat set) with Old Olive cardstock and punched three of the small hearts from the Heart to Heart punch and adhered them to the Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Mini Glue Dots.  Finally, I stamped Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes in black ink under the hearts.  (If you don’t have that Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set yet…what are you waiting for?  I use it on almost EVERY card now!  It has 28 different greetings that are the perfect size for small wishes!)

I hope you have a great weekend!  Other than my Demo Convention Round Up meeting on Sunday, I think I’m in for a quiet one…yeah!

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23 People have left comments on this post

Aug 28, 2009 - 11:08:33

Stinkin Cute!!!! I really love this one Connie!

Aug 28, 2009 - 11:08:59

Great use of glitter on those eyes and I love your big ribbon across the front!

Aug 28, 2009 - 11:08:56

Very cute. I love that you brought the hearts down to the bottom. Brilliant.

Aug 28, 2009 - 11:08:10
Pat Huntoon said:

How cute are those green sparkly eyes! The ribbon is a perfect touch, too.

Aug 28, 2009 - 11:08:28

Cute a perfect teenager card!

Aug 28, 2009 - 11:08:12
Lisa Bohler said:

Wonderful way to use that striped ribbon! That really warms up the card! Love the sparkle, too!

Aug 28, 2009 - 12:08:05
Shelly Schmidt said:

Great one for the kids! I love the 3 hearts and that you also used them for the eyes. i love that ribbon too…… TFS!

Aug 28, 2009 - 12:08:45
Tonya Davidson said:

YAY! She loves “Just Jawing” now! 🙂 Adorable card, Connie!

Aug 28, 2009 - 04:08:54
Ida said:

Spooktacular! What a fun, fun card. Love it!

Aug 28, 2009 - 05:08:00
Tami said:

I’m not a huge fan of this image but you have done it well! I’ll have to reconsider this one…

Aug 28, 2009 - 06:08:49
Claudia said:

Cool Card!

Aug 28, 2009 - 06:08:15
Lisa said:

Love it! I’m really into Halloween this year. This is a CUTE card!

Aug 28, 2009 - 07:08:24
Nikki said:

Very cute! Love how you stamped the skull on DSP…! {SMILES}

Aug 28, 2009 - 07:08:32
rose kerry said:

Very cute, love the colors, I love everything Halloween!

Aug 28, 2009 - 09:08:22

Wow Connie! This card rocks! You’ve put all of the details together just wonderfully! Terrific color combination! 😀

Aug 28, 2009 - 10:08:39
Kristen said:

This is a great card. I love halloween,a nd this is a wonderful card!

Aug 29, 2009 - 11:08:15
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is a great Halloween card!!! Teens will love it because the skulls are so trendy right now. I love the glittery eyes!!!

Aug 29, 2009 - 09:08:04
Shona Watson said:

This is so cute Connie! I just love that wide striped ribbon! Great job!

Aug 29, 2009 - 09:08:38
Marcia P said:

Love it Connie, it’s striking!

Aug 29, 2009 - 09:08:41

Cool card! Love the glitter eyes!

Aug 29, 2009 - 10:08:56
Rachel Hope said:

Awesome! Love that skull!

Aug 30, 2009 - 01:08:15

This is so perfect Connie…Love it..I have this stamp and yet to use it.
connie paxman

Sep 3, 2009 - 10:09:29
Tiffany said:

Oh man, I love this one!! I am a fan of this skull and just love him!! You did a great job with him and this sketch!!