Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Halloween Haunt

It's that time of year again where Halloween is exploding all around us.  I don't make a lot of cards for this particular holiday but this is the first this year.  I end up donating a lot of them to Operation Write Home (as long as I haven't added glitter of any kind).  Two challenges were used for inspiration today:  Create with Connie & Mary Fall 2013 Challenge #1 and Fab Friday Challenge #25.

The card base is Naturals Ivory card stock (love those little flecks in this paper).  I stamped the web from the Web Wishes stamp set with Basic Black ink.  The image from the Best of Halloween stamp set was heat embossed on Summer Starfruit card stock with VersaMark and Black Embossing Powder.  I matted it with Modern Medley
designer paper and Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card stocks.  The sentiment from the More Great Greetings stamp set was also heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder, punched out and matted with Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie card stock circles.  It was attached with Dimensionals.  My two little web crawlers from the Web Wishes stamp set were stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock with StazOn ink.  I colored them in with Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit markers and then fussy cut them.  They were added to the card with Glue DotsPumpkin Pie Candy Dots were added to the image and the sentiment.  Crystal Effects was added to the eyes of the spiders for a bug-eyed look.  I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.  And if you have an over abundance of cards that are sitting there with no where to go, check out the Operation Write Home site here.  They send hand made cards to military personnel around the globe so they can then send them to friends and family back home.  Enjoy your day.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Best of Halloween (#134381); Web Wishes (retired); More Great Greetings (retired)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker (#105115); 2012-2014 In Color Markers (#126856); VersaMark (#102283); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Naturals Ivory Card Stock (#101849); Basic Black Card Stock (#121045); Pumpkin Pie Card Stock (#105117); Summer Starfruit Card Stock (#126839); Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126926)
Tools:  1" Circle Punch (#119868); 1-1/4" Circle Punch (#119861); 1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860); Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#103579)
The Finishing Touches:  Brights Candy Dots (#130931); Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109133); Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Crystal Effects (#101055)



Natasha Zandbergen said...

I really like the spider web background you used here - super fun! And those teeny tiny cut out spiders must have been an exercise in patience!! LOL Thanks for participating in the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Deb said...

That spider and web are from one of my very favorite Halloween sets! I love that haunted house image, too! What a great idea to use these colors for candy corn! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary Fall challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a great Halloween card Patti and so glad to hear you also donate to OWH, so do I! So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

ebeth9267 said...

Oh yeah I am in Halloween heaven and I'm love lovin' the spiders and the web. I am happy you added your fabulous card to our color challenge this week at CCMC. Smiles, Elizabeth

Bonnie said...

I remember that you had the best Halloween cards last year! You're starting off this year with a fantastic card! Love the haunted house on the Starfruit and the web inn the corner!

Brenda said...

Very cute card!! Love the web and spiders!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

Dale Morin said...

Great Halloween card!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love that web hanging out back there! Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!

Mary Brown said...

Oh this is just soooo fun! Love those little spiders with the hats on! LOL!!! And I love the use of the 25th anniversary set...CUTE! Thanks for joining the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013 Saturday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said... fun! I loved that web in Web Wishes...wish we still had it around. And glad that the Haunted House made it back in the Best of Halloween! Darling card. Thanks for playing along with the Saturday color challenge with the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection!