Sep 06 2010

Dark and Dreary

Well, Dark and Dreary kind of describes our morning here, looks like it may rain (and we need it!), but it is also the name of Stampin' Up!'s new Halloween set in the Holiday Mini!  Of course, I rarely see a Halloween set that I DON'T like…this one is no exception!  I love the raven and the Halloween sign in it.  So, when I saw TechnoStamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #138 this morning, it looked like a perfect fit!  Then I saw Mary Brown's square card and copied that shape for mine!  I don't do a lot of square cards, mainly because they cost extra to mail and the larger ones don't fit in my card storage very well, but I do like them!

 

 

And here is my card:

 

 

I started with a base of Pumpkin Pie and layered on the polka dot designer paper from Wicked Fun.  I wrapped some Basic Black Satin Ribbon around and tied a knot.  I stamped the Happy Halloween sign on Very Vanilla with Basic Black Ink, then used my Crop-A-Dile to cut 1/2 circles along the edge for a postage stamp look.  I stamped it again on Pumpkin Pie, then punched out the 31 with my 1/2 circle punch and popped it up with a Stampin' Dimensional.  I stamped the Raven in Basic Black on Very Vanilla and cut it out.  The moon is the NEW 2 1/2 circle punched from So Saffron and sponged with Daffodil Delight ink.  I placed it in the background, then popped the Halloween sign up with Stampin' Dimensionals and added the Raven with a Stampin' Dimensional, too.  Finally, I added three of the new Black Jewels to the upper right corner for some BLING!  Fun!

 

It's time for an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition!  It's an 8 week subscription featuring stamps and products from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini.  Right now you save $5 of the regular $39.95 price.  There is a new project posted every day and an average of two fabulous tutorials a week.  NEW this year is a Project Sheet for every post!  Our site stays up long after the session is done, so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. Preview week starts September 12th!  For more information, please visit at Create with Connie and Mary!


3 People have left comments on this post

Sep 6, 2010 - 04:09:26
Rose Kerry said:

I love your card and how you used the sketch, great size for that card too, nice details and love the dp.

Sep 6, 2010 - 08:09:38

This is just perfect!  I love the crow.  This is the best card I have seen with this set yet.  Wonderful composition.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge.  You certainly rocked it!

Sep 7, 2010 - 08:09:25
Jen Timko said:

I couldn't figure out how to do this sketch and here you are making this amazing card!  I love the postage stamp look!