Thursday, June 23, 2011

CS38H Greeting Card Kids Halloween Card

CS38H… It’s a card and sketch for the holidays!  Inspired by cute childish images found in the Greeting Card Kids stamp set, today’s card is in celebration of Halloween.  Halloween is not a holiday I make a lot of cards for… but I do have a long time friend who goes all out, and loves to see Halloween cards, stamp sets and ideas.

Other images in the Greeting Card Kids stamp set feature a darling little girl holding a heart, a boy and girl walking to school, and a wintery scene with a little girl pulling a small Christmas tree in a sled.  Pretty adaptable to many situations… Valentines’ Day, Teacher Appreciation, Back to School, Love You, Christmas and Halloween/Fall all in one set!

Combined with the Watercolor With Markers technique from one of my past Super Saturday Tutorials, I think this card turned out kind of cute… hope you like it!Greeting Card Kids, Idea Book and Catalog, Created By You, Square Lattice, French Filigree, Sharon Field, Wonderfully Worn, Halloween, Creative Sketches, Holiday,Super Saturday Tutorial, Watercolor with markers, online ordering

The Pumpkin Pie card stock background was stamped twice using Tangerine Tango Classic Ink… Once, using the large flourish background stamp “French Filigree”, and then a second time with the wonderfully worn background stamp.  Reminds me of leaves blowing in a fall breeze!

Texture was added using the Big Shot machine and square lattice Textured Embossing Folder (I just call them TEF’s), and both greeting and the Greeting Card Kids images were stamped with Soft Suede Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock.

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I wanted the focal image to pop out… so punched two Pear Pizzazz 2-3/8” circles which were trimmed and snipped a bit to make them fit and nest around the 2-2/2” circle punched focal image.

While adding a bashful blue classic ink shadow around the focal image, my aqua painter leaked a bit… don’t you hate when that happens?  The ink ran just a bit… so I let it dry, and then used a newer aqua painter and Very Vanilla Watercolor Crayon to patch the image.   It took three applications, but I was able to cover up the yucky part...  If you use your watercolor crayons to patch up an image, just make sure you let the card stock and color dry between each application, then it will work nicely. 

As stated earlier, the Creative Sketches challenge this week is sketch based with a holiday theme.  You can choose any holiday you would like… then use the sketch to create a card or project and visit the Creative-Sketches Design Team blog to upload the URL of your blog post or picture!Greeting Card Kids, Idea Book and Catalog, Created By You, Square Lattice, French Filigree, Sharon Field, Wonderfully Worn, Halloween, Creative Sketches, Holiday,Super Saturday Tutorial, Watercolor with markers, online ordering

See you tomorrow with a new card for Sketch Frenzy Friday

Hugs,

Sharon

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5 comments:

Ret said...

Hiya Sharon, oooooooooh, I just love this cute little set! You made such an adorable card with it!
I like the colors you chose, but Halloween? alreadyyyyyyy!!! hehe

Brenna said...

What a fabulous card, Sharon! I'd love to learn that technique... would you come to my city to teach it? I'll send you a message on the contact form so that you have my email!
Brenna

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Sharon for the tip on using the Vanilla Watercolor Crayon to clean up the ink leak.......great to know. Really like the background stamping..... it does look like blustery winds! TFS

nana_cindy42 said...

I sure do love this cute little card! The stamp set is adorable. And your arrangement and coloring of everything is great!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!