This week's sketch is by Tui Nathan and is definitely a winner!
My creation for this sketch started in my mind with a pretty, delicate, Lucky Limeade DSP with a flower center...apparently the card had other ideas!! I'm okay with this because I just loved how it turned out!
This card uses a pattern paper from the "Howlstooth and Scaringbone" Designer Paper Series. I mean, really, with a name like that, it just has to be great paper, right?? I just love it, it reminds me of witchy-poo stockings and I carried that theme on with the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, both from the Holiday Catalog. Both of these reminded me of one of my favorite VERY bad witch Winifred Sanderson from the movie Hocus Pocus!
I ventured into the realm of embossing with this card. The stamped image "Frightening Feline" (Binks from the movie Hocus Pocus) was stamped with Versamark Ink. I then poured a bit of black embossing powder followed by some dazzling diamonds and then heated the image with my embossing tool until the powder set up. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get the glitter to come across on camera, but it is unexpectedly sparkly in person!
I used bright glimmer brads on the right side of the image to offset the weight of the patterned paper on the left...design note: feel free to improvise with your colors! I did not have a glimmer brad in Tangerine Tango so I substituted for one in Pumpkin Pie but because the colors are separated, the difference is indistinguishable!
I hope you enjoyed my early foray in Halloween and feel free to leave me a comment so I know you stopped by! Happy Stamping!
Stamps: Frightening Feline
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Black CS; Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Basic Black (sponging)
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool (to pierce holes in ribbons to set brads)
Embellishments: 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, 3/8" Glimmer Brads in Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie, Black Emossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat Tool
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