Every year I think I have plenty of time to make my Halloween goodies…and every year I get to mid-October and realise that I should have started way earlier!!!
So with the debut of the Holiday Catalog I decided that this is the perfect time to get going on my projects and I have the first one done already!!!
When I first opened up that gorgeous Holiday Catalog one stamp really caught my eye – Halloween Happiness that you can find on pg 20 – which features a very cute row of pumpkins and I saw the flexibility of this one cute stamp right away – and it is the first that I just had to try out…
I just LOVE how striking this card is – the black & white just pops…
The card base…is simply Basic Black onto which I layered a piece of Whisper White (sized 5 1/4″ x 4″) – I added a piece of Basic Black Chevron Ribbon onto that white layer to give a very simply but striking background feature.
That black die cut frame…isn’t that cool? And a super easy addition – you don’t even need a die cutting machine! Where did I find it? It is one of the items in the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit that you can find on pg 18 of the Holiday Catalog – we are a very casual family and I knew that I wouldn’t make place settings using that kit and so I decided to see what other uses I could find for the items in it – and this is the first use – isn’t it cool?
That image…I stamped my pumpkins using Versamark Ink, sprinkled on Black Embossing Powder and set it with my Heat Tool – this gives a beautiful black shiny look. I then used my Paper Snips to cut out my row of pumpkins and attached them to a white mat using Dimensionals.
That sentiment…is also on the same stamp – I simply stamped & embossed the wording and trimmed to size, also using Dimensionals to add it to my card base.
Finishing touch…I added a Black Candy Dot from Neutrals Candy Dots at the beginning of the sentiment giving a simple & easy little wow factor…I LOVE that you can use those little Candy Dots without having to attach them to a brad base – because they already have a glue dot added to them, you can use them in the same way that you use your Rhinestones & Pearls – cool, eh?
But honestly I cannot believe that I am making Halloween cards right now…today is forecast to be 103 here in Central Texas and it really doesnt feel like those crisp mornings are anywhere close!
Here is the image of the stamp that I used today – Halloween Happiness:
131859 Halloween Happiness $9.95
And these are the supplies that I used to make this card:
Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Ribbon: Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron (130010)
Stamp: Halloween Happiness (131859)
Ink: Versamark (102283)
Embossing Supplies: Heat Tool (129053), Black Embossing Powder (109133)
Embellishments: Neutrals Candy Dots (130934)
Misc: Black Frame from Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (133463)