Monday, October 1, 2007

Old and New at the Holidays Swap Card #2

This is the second card that I did for the Old and New at the Holidays swap that I'm hosting for Stampin' Up! Demos.

Here's a close up!

Yes there's more cutting on this card LOL!

I used Spooktacular Greetings and black embossing powder for the Happy Halloween greeting. I coloured in the grave stone with pumpkins image with Stampin' Up! markers & blender pens using Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, More Mustard and Old Olive. I then used pop dots to add dimension to the card.

The background image is Spooky Skyline (ETA: NOT retired Stampin' Up! wheel - thanks Julia!). I used White craft ink on black card stock and then coloured in the pumpkins with orange & black pastels, the grass with green & black pastels and the bats with black pastels.

I used a black cardstock card base, Elegant Eggplant layer, and then a piece of Halloween Night (retired patterned paper from Stampin' Up! 2006 Holiday Mini). Under the black Spooky Skyline piece I used scrap strips of Only Orange and sponged some black ink on them to darken the brightness of the orange!

I think it turned out great! If I say so myself... What do you think?


  1. I LOVE it! I really like the Halloween designer paper from last year. Great job...wish I was in your swap! Been sick, new work, Doug's health has been swaps for this girl for a little while yet. I'll be back swappin' once things settle down a bit for sure, though!!

  2. ~Carla~ www.moralia.wordpress.comOctober 2, 2007 at 8:35 PM

    *LOVE* it, Marie!! Totally awesome!! :)

  3. This is amazing. I love how the muted colors look on the black.

  4. I think it's cute and all your swap partners will love it!