Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vintage Halloween

Hello there and Happy Thursday. Okay, so it's almost Friday...even better! I'm taking a few days off of work and was able to spend some time in my craft room today. I started with cleaning and organizing, and then I had to stop so that I could create! Needless to say, I didn't get back to cleaning! I decided to get out my Fall and Halloween supplies and try my hand at another vintage card. I decided to use the same design I used here, but with a Halloween twist:

Different, right? I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it felt good to try something new and to use up some scraps. I decided not to go with the conventional Halloween colors. I love the notebook background paper from Pink Paislee. All I did to it was add a few stars and flourishes from the Midnight Feast and Halloween Party sets. I then started to experiment with various layers. I used a Kraft scalloped border that I had lying on my desk. I ran it through my Cuttlebug using one of my new BasicGrey embossing folders from Sizzix. I love the plaid design!

For my focal image, I used the great witch stamp from the Halloween Party set. I love her! I inked her up in Dark Chocolate and started adding background stamping to fill in the stark cream color. I stamped the "Nightmarish Nibbles" sentiment from Midnight Feast all over this piece. I picked this sentiment because I liked the swirly letters and, by using distress ink, it's very subtle and not too overwhelming. Next were some more star flourishes around the edges. This is where I added some of the only real color on this card. To finish it off I used my Stardust pen to add some Halloween "magic." I also outlined the entire card with it. It's hard to see, but it's there!

Like I said, I'm not sure how I feel about this card in the end, but I think it's growing on me! It may be because something about it reminds me of a root beer! Must be all that brown and cream! Have a great day and I'll see you here Saturday for the next Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

Stamps: Halloween Party, Midnight Feast (WMS)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Vintage Cream (PTI), Dream Big (Pink Paislee), Crate Paper
Ink: Vintage Touch Chai & Chamomile, True Black, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest (PTI), Antique Linen distress (Ranger)
Other: brown satin ribbon, Dark Chocolate vintage button (PTI), rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), medium scalloped border die (PTI), BasicGrey Plaid embossing folder (Sizzix)


lynn said...

non traditional is good! i love the soft sweet look this has!

Diane Jaquay said...

I totally LOVE this card Jennifer! The monochromatic color scheme, the gorgeous images and textures and patterns, simply outstanding!

Heather Jensen said...

I love it! I think it is amazing. Love the witch and the background behind her. :)

Amy said...

Oh this is so vintagy and I LOVE it! I like the sheer ribbon you chose along with that cool embossed scallop border! (Now I'm going to have to find that embossing folder!)

Janie aka Jane, Juana said...

I like it! Like the new look, it's been a while since I've been here.

Holly Saveur said...

Love this card...everything about it the colors /lay out/feeling about it.....gorgeous!

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June said...

I absolutely love this card and the colors!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!


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