Wow, we have started the Preview Session of Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2011 where we are sharing FREE tutorials from all of our Design Team members over the next two weeks! And…we are also announcing who our six Special Guest Designers will be! Today we have another FABULOUS Guest Designer joining us! But…again…you'll have to go to Create with Connie and Mary to see who it is! We KNOW you will love her!
And, it is time for Create with Connie and Mary's Thursday Challenge! We have a fun sketch for you to try…pretty easy, so no excuses for not getting your supplies out and playing along! We love to see your work! Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team's creations, too, over on Create with Connie and Mary!
I actually liked this sketch so much that I made TWO cards…but I'm only showing one today. You'll have to check back tomorrow to see the next one! Hey…need to give you a reason to come back, right? Anyway…here is today's card!
Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE Halloween sets! I buy more every year! I think it is the bright and fun colors that I enjoy! Speaking of that…what do you think of my NEW BLOG LOOK? I love my new fall color scheme…Michelle Laycock is a wonder! Anyway…back to my card. The Halloween Frights Paper is SO much fun, I love the bold colors of Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray!
I started by stamping the owl from Stampin' Up!'s Warmest of Wishes with Basic Black on Cajun Craze and then punched it out with the Owl Punch. I added White eyeballs with black pupils peaking thru the mask. I also used Pumpkin Pie for his beak. I adhered it to Whisper White cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals and stamped Happy Halloween from Stampin' Up!'s Delightful Dozen stamp set in Basic Black above it, then stamped it again on scrap Whisper White with Pumpkin Pie Ink and cut out the pumpkin to layer over the black one. That is then layered on Cajun Craze.
The base of the card is Lucky Limeade and I layered on the Cajun Craze polka dot pattern from Halloween Frights DSP. On top of that I added two more of the patterns from the same DSP, layered it on Lucky Limeade, and hid the seam with the Dotted Ribbon Punch and Cajun Craze. You'll notice that I flipped the sketch…that was because the cute little spider is actually printed ON the DSP and I wanted to showcase him with a Black Brad for his body!
Finally, I added a tab of Basic Black 1 1/4 Striped Ribbon to the right side as the sketch required. Again, make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team's ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary! Great variety!