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[Challenges] Costume Party 09/10/2011

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My, My, I think I just  made my favorite card! 🙂

Halloween Costume Party

Here shows the back:) It was my first try on the text background but it was too busy for the card. Polka dot from Tim Holtz.

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Card Base: 4-1/4” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”

Center piece: 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” (ATC size)

Simple Steps:

1. Stamp Hero Arts “Envelope Pattern” on card base with “Tea Dye”

2. Stamp sentiment from My Mind’s Eye “Black Bird” stamp to create background with “Peeled Paint”; Clear Emboss

3. Ink the entire piece with “Rusty Hinge” and “Vintage Photo”; Highlight main sentiment with black pen.

4. Stamp the witch, zombie and spiders onto ATC; Paper piece the clothes; Color in; Add Stardust to belt and screws.

5. Ink the entire piece with “Rusty Hinge” and “Vintage Photo”; Stamp “You’re Invited”; Apply glassy accent to spiders

6. Add ribbon bits and adhere to card base.


Costume Party


I colored the spiders first with orange dye marker then Copic black 100. Wait until dry to use colorless blender to create polk dots:)


When embossing with Distress Inks, the result is not smooth but like little dots (probably because the stamp set is one of those lower quality ones that the ink has pooled up) But for this card, it create an interesting texture. For this type of stamps, use an eraser to condition them before use will help. Pigment inks work better on them.


I didn’t think of adding the black border to the sentiment until very last because the card was not quite balanced. Love this effect, reminds me of those pretty neon lights at night.


All the stamps used on the front are from”Black Bird” . I got it with the following stamps this Fall. This is my first Paper Smooches stamps. Impressed with the quality and the images are so big and beautiful – want to ink up every one of them!


Fall Stamp Haul


Thanks to the card challenges below, inspiring and fun!

CAS-ual Fridays: Falling to Pieces


Card Patterns Sketch: 132


Lily Pad Cards: Resist


Just Us Girls: “Text me!”



9 Responses to “[Challenges] Costume Party”

  1. stampingmynn Says:

    Fabulous card!!! Gotta love Halloween! Your card is just so cute!

  2. Monika Reeck Says:

    Cute card and cute Images…. Lovely effect of the black border on the sentiment :)…. I also join the challenge from Cardpatterns, my card is number 6 …would you mind to see my blog…many thanks before 🙂

  3. Laura Davis Says:

    Soooooo cute!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Virginia L. Says:

    AWESOME!! I love that you made your favorite card….Isn’t that the BEST feeling!? Love the colors and all the stamping! I love your choice of new PS and HA stamps! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Super cute! Thank you for getting your text ON with Just Us Girls!

  6. Karen B. Says:

    Oh goodness, this is too cute for words. Love that frankie! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. kryssi Says:

    Fun fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!
    And I love your stash of new goodies!

  8. Tracy Says:

    Well this is just absolutely fabulous!!! I love all the colors and textures here. So so sweet. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

  9. NancyK Says:

    Your resist technique is wonderful and adds so much interest to your card! I love that you left the design on the back too, makes the card so cohesive. I’m so glad you joined us at Lily Pad Cards!

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