Halloween Fun: Case this sketch card challenge

Halloween Cards: a case of trial and error. Which card do you like best?

Halloween Fun:

Challenge from Case this Sketch!

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Hi Friends,

How are you doing today! Today is a dark, rainy, and gloomy day !! I am trying not to let it get me down because we need the rain! I thought making a Halloween card would be fun. I had this new Stamp set called Trick or Tweet (wood 147725/ clear 147722) from my pre-order from the new Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog. Also I wanted to participate in this week’s Case this Sketch!  #287. So this is what I came up with.

Sketch from Case this Sketch #287

My color combination is a simple one. I chose Basic Black (121045), Calypso Coral (ink 147101/ card stock (122925), and Whisper White (100730).

I thought that a Calypso Coral (122295) strip across the card would be a good start. I decided a  3/4″ strip would be about right. I added the strip and then trimmed the ends to fit. I used my trusty Big Shot (143263) to cut multiple circles. I cut a Basic Black 2 1/2″circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372) and a 2″ circle of Whisper White (100730) from Layering Circle Framelits (141705).

I stamped the caped dog from Trick and Tweet (wood 147725/ clear 147722) with Memento Tuxedo Black (132708) ink. Remember to always use Memento ink when using Stampin’ Blends to avoid smearing. I colored the image with my Stampin’ Blends including: Light Pool Party (144595), Light Calypso Coral (144042), Light Smoky Slate (145054), and Light Black (147940). I needed to use the Color Lifter (144608) to take the black away from around the dogs eye. I love this tool! I knew I made an oops when I colored the patch around the dog’s eye Light Black (147940)! But I could make the eye visible by using the Color Lifter (144608) in the area of the eye…YAY!  I layered the Whisper White (100730) circle with the dog on top of the Basic Black  (121045) circle. I taped this layered circle with Snail Adhesive (104332) on the Calypso Coral (122925) strip.

I used my Big Shot (143263) to cut the smallest circle 0f my Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372) using Calypso Coral (122925) card stock and cut the smallest Layering Circles Framelits (141705) using Whisper White (100730) card stock. I stamped the small jack o’ lantern on the Whisper White (100730) circle. I layered the circles and adhered the circles using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108). I stamped “You’re Spooktacular”from the Trick or Tweet stamp set (wood 147725/ clear 147722) on the Coral Calypso (122925) strip. I used a few golden tiny gems to add bling around the dog.

As soon as I placed the pumpkins, I decided that I should have placed the pumpkins differently. Three pumpkins seemed to be too much!  Of course, the Dimensionals adhered so well that I would tear the paper if I tried to change the position. So I tried this sketch all over again!

This time I used a larger Calypso Coral (122925) strip. I taped a 1 1/2″ strip across the card and trimmed the ends like before. I cut the same size circles but this time I stamped the bird from the Trick or Tweet stamp set (wood 147725/ clear 147722) with Memento Tuxedo Black (132708). I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the bird. The colors I used included: Light Pool Party (144595), Dark Daffodil Delight (144585), and Light Calypso Coral (144042). I used “Trick and Tweet” as my sentiment. I like this card much better. What do you think?

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Well that’s it for today! I hope you will try some of the card challenges out there.  There are quite a lot of them. I find them so inspiring! If you need any of these supplies my 24/7 online shop is available!

BIG NEWS:  The new Holiday Catalog is going to go live this Wednesday September 5th!! There are some awesome stamps, dies, bundles, papers, and  those fun extras available for the Fall and Winter holidays. If you would like a catalog email me at SunnyLuCards@gmail.com with your name and address and I will get one out to you. If you have any questions please let me know. I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator if you need one! I appreciate all my customers.

Don’t forget: Tuesday Technique Trio is this Tuesday evening September 4th from 7-9pm

Every month on the first Tuesday evening is Tuesday Technique Trio. (Except October which will be Second Tuesday October 9th). I will have a new technique to share with you that evening. For September I plan to concentrate on cards using “Simple Shapes and Punches”.  You can make 6 cards for just $10 or for free with a $25 Stampin’ Up! Order. Great for all levels of Stampers. Let me know if you can come!

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin’

LuAnn

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I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!

Author: LuAnn

I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!

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