Hey did you hear? I'm guest designer this week for the Card Patterns Challenge No. 137!. I was so excited to be in the company of many of my favorite designers who did the same before me. I hope you are playing along! If you're card is selected out of the top "Super 6" you could be the next guest designer for Card Patterns. You can get all the details here: http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/. This is the design this week by Michelle Bertuzzi. You can make any type of card you like, any color you like - JUST HAVE FUN!
I just love Halloween - the way my neighborhood is transformed into another world as all the houses are decorated with spooky scenes, and seeing the delight of the children dressed up going door to door collecting treats. Most of the adults here sit in front of their homes near a fire pit, or sometimes pretending to be a zombie on the front porch until a passer stumbles accross them unaware as they quickly come alive.
The timing for this challenge was perfect for me because I just got my hands on the new Hocus Pocus stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. What a great excuse to put these babies to use immediately!
I stamped the top background paper with the "bat wreath" using a laser level to get things nice and straight. I put a little moon gem in the center of each of the wreaths and put a flourish of gems around my sentiment to add a little magic to my Hallowen theme. The trim is threaded with sequins so it has alot of spakle, and I got the button out of my stash. I put a little witch charm on some black and white twine threaded with some black ebeads and wrapped it all up with a big orange grosgrain ribbon. Gotta have a little bling for Halloween!
I hope you like my card and have time to play along! I look forward to seeing your creations and I really appreciate the chance to be Guest Designer this week. Thanks and Happy Haunting!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 5" x 7" Stamps: Waltzingmouse Hocus Pocus, Midnight Feast (Witch), Vintage Labels 14 Dies: Spellbinders: Vintage Labels 14 Pattern Paper on bottom half of card by The Paper Studio - Vintage Black Ornate Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Orange Twine: Martha Stewart