Oct 02 2009

SSC119 – From the Crypt


It is rare for me to LOVE a card that I’ve made…but this is one that I do LOVE!  I was so happy to get From the Crypt finally…and to ink it up.  I know…I resisted for a while, but that set is just too darn COOL not to have!  Oh well…what is one more Halloween set, right?

Selene came up with an awesome sketch this week! 


I started by stamping the skull image in White Craft ink on Old Olive cardstock and embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  That is layered on Basic Black.  I cut a piece of Cast A Spell Designer Paper and placed a trim piece of Basic Black cardstock punched with a Scallop Edge Punch under the bottom.  That was placed on Basic Gray cardstock and I wrapped the 1 1/4 Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon around and secure it on the back.  (If you haven’t used this ribbon yet, you don’t know what you are missing…it has the best "feel" to it and ties SO nicely!)  I gathered the two sides of the ribbon by knotting some Silver Cord around and tying.  The tied knot I moved to be hidden underneath.  I placed everything on the base card of Old Olive.  Finally, I stamped Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Whisper White with Basic Black ink and punched with my Large Oval punch.  It is layered on a Scallop Oval of Basic Black and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love it!  Let me know what YOU think!  I hope you’ll play along with the Stamping 411 Operators for this week’s sketch challenge.  Upload your creation and leave a link to it on Mr. Linky over on Stamping 411.  Check out the rest of the Operators creations, too!


Sets:  From the Crypt (115460), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)

Inks:  White Craft Ink (101731), Basic Black (102192)

Cardstock:  Basic Gray (108692), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702)

Accessories:  White Emboss Powder (109132), Cast A Spell Designer Paper (115677), 1 1/4 Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115615), Silver Elastic Cord (109866), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Scallop Edge Punch (112091) 

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10 People have left comments on this post

Oct 3, 2009 - 01:10:25

Connie, Love your Halloween card. And you are right, that ribbon is to die for. I like the way you added the silver cord, totally different look. I have all 4 colors now. I just have to stop hording it……

Oct 3, 2009 - 09:10:18
Lee said:

I love, love, love what what you have done with this challenge. I can’t wait to do my ribbon like that, and the color combination is fabulous!!!

Oct 3, 2009 - 11:10:16
Jaydee said:

Connie… there must have been some major creative magic running through the 411 team this week. The cards are gorgeous… and this one is absolutely no exception. I love the skull on Old Olive – it looks amazing. Mixed with the black/white grosgrain tied in the way you have it…… priceless. 🙂 TFS

Oct 3, 2009 - 07:10:22

Great idea to emboss white on the olive – it really makes the image pop! Nice treatment on the ribbon too!

Oct 3, 2009 - 08:10:44
Joyce Spear said:

I LOVE what you’ve done with the ribbon! Fantastic idea, and perfect for this card!

Oct 4, 2009 - 12:10:48
Sheri said:

LOVE the new header on your blog! The card is fabulous and funky…WAY cool!

Oct 4, 2009 - 07:10:45
tiffany said:

I just love this card!! AND that stamp set is one of my all time favs too!!!!I also love what you did with the ribbon too!!

Oct 5, 2009 - 12:10:32
Patti Chesky said:

I am loving this Halloween card. It’s one of my favorite holidays. The white embossing on the olive truly makes the card “pop”. Wow!

Oct 5, 2009 - 12:10:46

Connie – Great job! I love what you did with the striped ribbon! What a super effect!

Oct 7, 2009 - 07:10:54
Beth Prout said:

I love what you did with the ribbon! Gotta love that DSP too. Matches perfectly. Great card!