Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Sketch Time for a Halloween Birthday

Sketches are great way to  a quick start on a card.  The challenge at  Retro Rubber for the next two weeks is to use this sketch!

My sister-in-law has a Halloween birthday, so I typically make her an appropriate themed card.  This year I used the sketch for my inspiration.

I used all scraps from my color bins to create this card, it went together really quickly!

  • Darice Crackle Embossing Folder is used on yellow-orange card stock then the texture is popped with a direct inking of VersaFine Vintage Sepia.
  • A mat is trimmed from darker orange card stock.  The sentiment by Hero Arts It's Your Day 3/2015 is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • The witch's hat is die cut with a Cheery Lynn Design die, Witch Hunt.  
  • Pumpkins are stamped on lighter orange cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black with Joy Clair Trick or Treat stamp set from 2016.  They are die cut using a Brother ScanNCut.
  • The stems are colored with Chameleon Burnt Umber.
  • The layers are adhered together with the sentiment and pumpkins with dimensional foam tape.

I also wanted to share the interior of the card:

  •  The witch is from the Cheery Lynn Design Witch Hunt, die cut at the same time as the hat on the front of the card.
  • Silhouette Design Store font BIC Trick or Treat Regular is the fun sentiment on the inside of the card.
I am really pleased with the final result, and it was super fun create a card I know my sister-in-law will enjoy!  Please join us at Retro Rubber and play along with this quick and easy sketch!


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1 comment:

  1. Neva I love your fun card! The crackle background is awesome and I love the inside sentiment with the flying witch, I have a friend with a Halloween birthday too and I'm always looking for the versatile Halloween sets, this one is great!


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