Yesterday I received this week’s issue of the Splitcoaststampers Weekly Inkling Newsletter. I haven’t had a lot of spare time lately… but after doing some household chores I opened the newsletter and checked out this week’s challenges! Today’s card is inspired by the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge FS285, and this Halloween Card by Sophie LaFontaine… who just happens to be this week’s featured stamper!
In the original card, Sophie used black and white polka dotted papers, and a stamp image called ‘Halloween Dancers’… I changed it up a bit using river rock, basic black and pumpkin pie polka dot papers along with the bootiful occasions stamp set from stampin’ up!
On the original card, Sophie had stamped a moon onto the polka dotted card stock. Additionally, she added some piercing around the focal image. I punched a scrap of embossed daffodil delight card stock, sponged it, added white gel pen highlights, and faux stitching around the image… not sure I like it at all though.. what do you think?
Had a difficult time photographing this image, stamped onto river rock card stock it was very dark.. so I had to brighten it up a bit.
Sneak Peek Alert!! The embossed basic black background features the lacy brocade embossing folder from the holiday mini catalog! LOL, couldn’t help adding a little rhinestone bling to the boot!
Sorry for the graininess of the photo… that happened when I was trying to brighten the image!!
The border punch is now retired, sadly… but the scrap from my basic black scrap folder was just the right size so I couldn’t resist adding it to today’s card!
Hope you enjoyed today’s FS285 Bootiful Halloween Card! Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to reading your comments!
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Challenge FS285 Bootiful Halloween Card
Stamps: Bootiful Occasions
Papers: Polka Dot Parade DSP 126902, River Rock108640, Basic Black 121045
Inks: Versa Mark 102283, Pumpkin Pie 126945, Wild Wasabi 126959, Basic Gray 126981
Terrific Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113474, Vintage Wallpaper Folder 120175, Square Lattice Folder 119976, Lacy Brocade Folder* 127819, Aqua Painter 103954, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack 126187, Paper Piercing Tool 126189, retired border punch, Labels Collection Framelits 125598, Heat Tool 129053, Embossing Buddy 103083
Awesome Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Rhinestones Basic Jewels 119246, Blender Pen 102845, Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109133, Neutrals Brads 119736, White Gel Pen105021, Stampin’ Sponge (wedge) 101610
Techniques: Big Shot Machine, Embossing, Sponging
* Item Available August 1, 2012 in Holiday Mini Catalog