Monday, August 31, 2009

All Hallow's Eve

I love SU's new background stamp - All Hallow's Eve. There are so many things you can do with it. I decided to use it for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge this week - MTSC36. I also wanted to try UTEE (Ultra Think Embsooing Enamel). I thought the skull on this stamp was perfect for that. What happened on my white skull here was a mistake, but I actually think it works well for this particular image. I had embossed it first with black embossing powder on VersaMark ink. Then I decided to use the UTEE to pop it more. The black embossing powder ran, but in this case, I think it makes the skull look more spooky, so I left it alone.

The base of the card is Basic Black. The next layer is Basic Gray embossed with the Cuttlebug spider web EF. The next layer is SU's Cast-a-Spell DSP with a torn piece of Elegant Eggplant on the top and Pumpkin Pie on the bottom. I used martha Stewart's Spider Web border punch to make the bottom border under the torn piece of Pumpkin Pie.

For the focal image, I stamped All Hallow's Eve with Versa Mark, embossed it with black embossing powder on Pumpkin Pie, and cut out the piece I wanted to use. I placed the white skull from my UTEE experiment on top of the Pumpkin Pie, and popped it up with dimensionals. The ribbons are from MFT's Halloween Collection . The sentiment is from Su's All Holidays. The Black Jute String that I used to tie the tag is from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping in today!


Cindy Haffner said...

Oh cool,love Halloween cards, great job on the sketch!!

Robyn said...

Great card, Stephanie! And yes, your 'mistake' made the skull more scary!
I have to get my catalog from you (or Carol) -- I have a few things I'd like to order! (I'll try and call you later today!) With the kids going back to school this week, I'll be having more 'play time' for me! ;o)

Unknown said...

stephanie...cuteness! i must say that i am just now getting into the halloween spirit, and this card is helping me right along...awesome job!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this past week, and i hope to see you again this week! :)


Pam Wood said...

Great Halloween Card! I love the colors!