Sunday, September 22, 2019

Spooktacular Bash for PP460

Hello and Happy Sunday! This week at The Paper Players, the lovely and talented Claire is our challenge hostess and she has a fun Sketch Challenge for us. There is a little twist to the sketch, which I love. 
As you can see, we are shaking things up a bit with “tall and skinny” cards this week. 
So fun! 
My card measures 4” x 6”, so I didn’t goo too crazy in either the tall or skinny direction. However, you can see that with just those tiny modifications to the measurements, it looks taller and more narrow, so I’m going with it.

For an envelope, I would probably have to make one custom-sized or in a pinch, it would fit in a regular  “business sized” envelope.The envelope would be a bit longer than the card, but it would still be able to go in the mail just fine.

 Color Combo:

For my card, I used the Spooktacular Bash Bundle, which has a great Halloween themed stamp set and the fabulous coordinating Ornate Frames Dies. You can see, the dies not only cut out the framed image of little Dracula (who kind of resembles Eddie Munster, doesn’t he?) but also the detailed frame behind the stamped image and also the dies that the sentiment is stamped on. 

I also used the Stitched Shapes Dies (Pumpkin Pie circle) and the Layering Circles Dies (Black Foil circle) behind the stamped image to make him pop a little more. The little stitched scallop detail around the Monster Bash DSP comes from the Stitched Be Mine Dies. I use that little scalloped edge a LOT. I think it adds great detail. 
Little Count Dracula here makes me smile. I colored him in with my Stampin’ Blends Markers and thought maybe adding a little red to his eyes might make him more scary. Turns out, he’s still kind of cute and now he just looks really tired. Haha! So, I added some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to his cape and the detailed frame behind him to glitz him up a little. Why not?  

For some added details, I used the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder for the background and stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using the Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then, I colored a few rhinestones with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Marker for a final sparkly detail. 

Card Measurements:
  • Basic Black Card Base - 6” x 8” 
  • On 8” side, score at 4” 
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock - 3-3/4” x 5-3/4” 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (embossed with Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder) - 3-1/2” x 5-1/2” 
  • Monster Bash Designer Series Paper - 2” x 5-1/2” 
  • Scraps of Black Foil, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock for stamping and die cuts
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 3-3/4” x 5-3/4” 
  • Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 1” x 5-2/4” 
Here is a quick peek inside the card with a coordinating sentiment and more of that fun DSP.  Look closely at those little bottles in the paper. I absolutely love the “scrap of book” and “card of stock” labels on those little bottles. So stinking cute! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project with our ”Tall and Skinny Sketch Challenge". We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 27th, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Definitely a spooktakular creation! How fun! P.S. I'm loving your sparkly pumpkin, too!

  2. Aw, this guy is too cute to be spooky! What a fun card, love all the details, especially that embossed background! And I find myself using that stitched scallop edge die a LOT myself!

  3. Oh this is fun! I like the PP you've used!

  4. AM this is so much fun! I LOVE all the wonderful papers you have used - and all that wonderful texture. Such a great take on the sketch. Have a wonderful week

  5. Your Dracula is way more cute than creepy Anne Marie - love the way you framed him with that ornate frame detail too! I hadn't really paid much attention to those papers but I do love those little details you pointed out - how much fun! Great card this week!

  6. Anne Marie, your card is so cute! All of the details just send this card over the top! LOVE it!

  7. Perfect layers and got lots of texture in there, too! Fun card!

  8. Anne Marie, you know how I love Halloween cards! This is amazing! Every detail is perfect! Your Dracula makes me smile, too! Love the embossing, the frame and the fun DSP! WOW! You made my challenge shine this week, My Friend! I hope you have a great weekend! XX


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Anne Marie