Card Recognition

Thursday, July 28, 2011

boo!





Why am I making a Halloween card in July?  Creativity sure works in interesting ways.  I loved Emily's card and she keeps posting all these amazing cards for the Paper Smooches July SPARKS challenge, so I kept thinking, "Oh I'll make one..." but life is a bit busy, so I hadn't gotten around to it.  But then this morning I saw Claire's amazing card on Waltzingmouse's blog and thought of the great little Paper Smooches bat a dear blogging pal had gifted me, so inspiration hit.  I used the sketch on the left, second down and the colors black/kiwi/kraft and orange.  I think Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn critters should hang out more often.  Perhaps I'll actually celebrate Halloween this year living in the US, my poor deprived children have never done a proper Halloween, do you think the over the top American approach will scare them?

Materials: Paper Smooches Falling For You bat, Lawn Fawn Heebies Jeebies sentiment and spiders and web, PTI Limitless Layers 1 3/4th inch die, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Studio G orange ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen, Brillance Moonshine ink, Versamark, Versafine black ink, water color pencils and blender pen, PTI kraft card stock, Stampin Up Kiwi Bliss card stock, Black card stock, black sharpie

9 comments:

Chari M. said...

So cute! The paper smooches bat and lawn fawn spiders are great together! how did you make the brick texture? is that an embossing folder?

Jenny said...

What a brilliant halloween card, love the brick background sponged with orange :)
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

Yep, that makes me smile wit the bat and the spiders...

Sylvia said...

Super cute Halloween card, Erin! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so much fun! Don't care for the dark side of it though.

Emily Leiphart said...

Squee! This is so cute, Erin! I love the way you used that die as a tunnel for the bat!

~Tammy~ said...

Caute! :-)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

So Cute and cool!

Kelly Braund said...

Really love how you did this card and I HAVE to get that stamp set, that bat is too adorable!

jen said...

giggle! those images crack me up! and yes, I'm sure the US ways will be over the top for the boys!