Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stampsmith Challenge - Halloween

Hi Friends!
We are having a busy day today!  Happy World Card Making Day!  It is also time for a new Stampsmith Challenge. Some of the rules have changed and I will list them here:
New Rules
1. Challenges will now run for one month.  
2. Project must use Stampsmith stamps to eligible for the drawing.

I am hosting this monthly challenge, which means I get to pick the theme.  The theme for this month is:

You have a whole month to get a project made.  Link up over on the Challenge site.   Now, my projects area  a bit scary.   Take a look at card number one.

I used an image from the Halloween Full Sheet.   I stamped it on Glossy CS with black dye ink.  I cut the image with a Spellbinders die and colored the background with Distress Inks-Rusty Hinge, Black Soot,  and Spiced Marmalade.   I dry embossed another piece of orange CS and distress with Distress inks.   Here is a close up.

The card base is orange CS that is completely covered with black CS.  I added a purple rectangle cut with a Spellbinders, ribbon, gems, and a heat embossed sentiment (Also on the Halloween Stamp Sheet).  And, here is a peek at the inside.

And, the second card uses the same images and is stamped on glossy white paper.  This image is distressed with Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord,  and Black Soot Distress Inks.  Very Spooky!!!

 I used the left overs from the purple rectangle to create the frame.  The Rust Cs is texturized with Texture Plate (Stampin' Up) and distressed with the Distress  inks.  I added some silver pearls for the eyeballs and along the bottom.  The ribbon was knotted and glued under the sentiment 

Here is a look at the inside.

I made these cards for my nephews for Halloween.  I think they will like the gruesomeness of them.   Head over to the Stampsmith Challenge Blog and check out all the other ghoulish projects by the Design Team.  And, have fun!!  Love ya!


  1. Yikes this is still as scary as the first time I viewed it LOL.
    Goulishly brilliant.

  2. That certainly has the Halloween effect happening. Terrific card and the embossing folder you use looks so wonderful on the card.

  3. ha ha ha!!! Now that is pretty scarrrrry! and pretty too!

  4. These are really scary, perfect for Halloween. I love the embossing folders that you've used, the first one is almost hypnotic lol x


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