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Friday, October 02, 2020

Ghoulish Goodies, Flight of Fancy, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2020 Holiday Catalog

Did you ever start making a card and you tried and tried to get it to look right and then you begin to think you just have to give up?  I was trying to get the background on this card right. I tried several times to copy the card that is on page 59 of the Stampin' Up! 2020 Holiday Catalog. I tried sponging and then I tried the Blends Pens. I mixed Blends pens with sponging and then I finally gave up. I started putting the ink pads back and I ran across a piece of card stock from the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  So I thought I'd grab it and continue on with the card I wanted to make. I had already stamped, colored, and fussy cut the witch. I didn't want to stop there. So this is what I ended up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I took a 1/4 sheet of Whisper White card stock and fussy cut some clouds. I sponged the top edge of the clouds using Daffodil Delight ink. I placed the cloud pieces where I thought they would look the best and yet make room for the words. The words are from the "Ghoulish Goodies" set using Versa Mark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I taped the clouds together and ended up trimming the sides and the bottom.  It's something you need to move around and work with until they look right.  Plus you need to make room for the words. 

I was going to punch a 1-3/4" circle of Daffodil Delight for the moon but I had already scribbled one in on one of the failed pieces, so I just punched the moon from that. I taped the moon to the front of the card and I did tuck a little bit of the bottom behind the top cloud. 

The witch was fussy cut and colored using my Blends Pens. Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Petal Pink, Blushing Bride (for the blushed cheeks) and Smoky Slate for the mouse.

I used Vellum for the back of the broom. I stamped the Vellum using Versa Mark and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I fussy cut the piece. The witch is from the "Flight of Fancy" set. I stamped the witch using black Memento ink. 

I taped the Vellum to the back part of the broom bristles. Then I set the whole piece in place using Dimensionals. I had cut a tiny piece of Dimensional and placed it under the part of the piece behind the broom, it's where the piece starts to curl. There was enough embossing there to hide the Dimensional. 

I had stars left from the same Paper Pumpkin kit and I added them. It's not like the one in the Holiday Catalog but it's still cute and I'm glad I was able to finish what I had started, even though it's not what I started out creating!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,

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