Sunday, August 14, 2022

Spooky Cute for PP604

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am pleased to be your host for our monthly Color Challenge.
For this challenge, I decided to go with one of my all-time favorites: Black & White with a POP of Color! There are so many possibilities with this combo and I hope that it inspires your creativity this week. We’d love to see what you create! 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
For my card, I decided to use the Scary Cute stamp set and coordinating Scary Silhouette Dies from the Stampin’ Up!® July-December Mini Catalog. This little set is SO cute! I just love the silhouette images of those little trick-or-treaters. Their itty-bitty feet just crack me up! So much fun to create little scenes for not-so-spooky Halloween cards. 
I wanted to create a little scene where the kiddo with the lantern was leading the way for his little friends down the street on the hunt for some trick-or-treating fun. I popped on a strip of black Glitter Washi for the “walkway”. I also shaded Parakeet Party ink around the edges and all throughout the scene which kind of has a spooky, foggy vibe which is tough to really see in the photos. I popped in a moon and a couple of bats in the sky to complete the scene. The adorable sentiment is heat embossed to make it pop! Finally I added some shimmery ribbon and rhinestones because everything is better with sparkle! 

Stamping Secret, shhh: The little stamped moon on the die-cut circle was NOT part of the original plan. I was just planning to stamp the moon directly on the cardstock…which I did. Then, someone (cough-cough) was a little heavy handed with the Wink of Stella and the ink bled a little. Ok, a LOT. Of course the card was already glued together so the little circle was my “fix” for that oopsie. I always say: “There are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities for embellishment!” 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Parakeet Party Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 2-3/4” 
  • Parakeet Party Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 2-5/8”, add Parakeet Party ink around edges with Sponge Daubers and throughout the entire piece of cardstock with Blending Brushes, Wrap a piece of Glitter Washi around the bottom and stamp images in Momento ink. 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Versamark ink, heat emboss in White and die cut with banner with Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Basic Black Cardstock: scrap to die cut two bat images with Spooky Silhouettes Dies, accent with Wink of Stella
  • Parakeet Party Cardstock: scrap to stamp moon in Momento ink and die cut with circle from Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 5-1/4” x 4”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink and bats in Parakeet Party ink
  •  Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 4” 
Here is a peek inside the card! I couldn’t for the life of me stamp that sentiment straight. Do you ever have one of those days? Ugh, right? So, after two attempts, I just decided to deliberately stamp it at an angle to rectify that issue. Problem solved, haha! I also added some little bats for added color. I can’t wait to send this one out for Halloween! :)    

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our "Black and White with a POP of Color" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday August 19th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

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Anne Marie

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  1. Anne Marie, I LOVE this FUN card and amazing color challenge! These little trick or treaters make me SMILE! I love the bright green and the way the moon pops. I need to CAS this fabulous creation!

  2. Anne Marie, love your color challenge! Such a cute Halloween card with it! Have a great week!

  3. So stinking cute! Those little trick-or-treaters look amazing on the Parakeet Party! I love how you fixed your WOS booboo! I sometimes get a bit heavy-handed too!

  4. Your pop of color is fabulous - Parakeet party for the win! Your design is wonderful, Anne Marie. I love the way you stamped the moon on a circle and popped it up for dimension.

  5. Adorable, Anne Marie! Yowza! Parakeet Party is a perfect "pop" of color. The silhouettes are so striking against it. Such a fun challenge this week!

  6. Adorable! I love that little silhouette image and the pop of neon green is just the perfect color. love it!

  7. So adorable, Anne Marie! I'm loving the Parakeet Party with black and white for an awesome Halloween card. I just got that bundle in my hot little hands and can't wait to play with it too :) Thanks for a fun challenge this week!


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Anne Marie