Monday, September 17, 2012

Wicked Cool and Two Challenges

Greetings, Stampers, and Happy Monday! Did you all have a nice weekend? Mine was fabulous. I did so many fun things with my family. My fire department had a parade on Saturday with their entire battalion that came right past my house. On Sunday I went hiking in a beautiful preserve. The weather here in NY has been just perfect for outdoor activities and I've been loving it. The housework can wait, right? Now let's get to today's project, which was designed for two challenges and features the Wicked Cool Stamp Set and Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Paper. 

The first challenge I'm playing along with today is the Freshly Made Sketches Sketch Challenge. It's their One Year Anniversary Celebration (Happy Anniversary, FMS!) and they are inviting everyone to make a project using any one of their sketches in the last year.

I didn't have to think hard. This was my favorite sketch, by far! I love this layout, great for so many occasions. I've already used it twice before. I made a Christmas Card with it when the challenge was originally published, which you can see by clicking here. I also used it for my September scrapbook pages, which was the inspiration for today's card, and you can see that post by clicking here.

The second challenge is for The Paper Players, which is to create a clean and simple project using banners. I love banners! They are so popular right now. Banners were easily incorporated into my project, though I don't know if it's clean and simple enough. Usually there is a lot of white space on a clean and simple card, but since my card is for Halloween, I have a lot of black space instead!

I used the Wicked Cool Stamp Set to stamp the candelabra and spider web. The circle was then sponged with Tangerine Tango ink. The 1/16" Handheld Punch was used to punch out the little holes along the outside of the scallop circle. The Boo! tag was stamped with the Tiny Tags Stamp Set and punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch. The background was embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder and highlited with some Dazzling Details.

I stamped a greeting and a few bats inside, to finish things up. The Vanilla Card Stock was also sponged a bit with Tangerine Tango Ink.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool, Tiny Tags
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Howlstooth and Scaringbone
Ink Pads: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray
Tools: Big Shot, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, 1 3/4" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1/16" Circle Handheld, and Jewelry Tag Punches
Accessories: Linen Thread, Dazzling Details

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Happy Stamping! 



Dawn Easton said...

Love this! That glitter you added to the web is fantastic!!! I agree, a lot of black space, is like a lot of white space ;) Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Jen Brum said...

What a fabulous card Sandy! I love that spider web! Great combination of DSPs! The banners are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Sandy! This is fabulous! I love the glittery sets off the entire card! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Sandy! Love this card! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

LeAnne said...

Ahhhh....I just LOVE this card! Not too scary-spooky, but fun, cute Halloween! What a great layout too! And I am with you on the will get done by Christmas, right? We're so glad you played with the Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, this card is wicked cool! Love the layout you chose and the dazzling details on the web is genius! Also, I really enjoy the finished inside! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Amy White said...

Great use of that dsp for the banner strips! Love how you've sponged around the image circle as well - really makes it pop! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wickedly spook-tacular, Sandy! Love the sparkle on the spider web. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)