Sunday, September 4, 2011

Stamp-tember challenge


Hello Bloglanders! It's STAMP-tember over at Simon Says Stamp! They're having some great sales, but best of all, there is a fun "anything goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog. All kinds of fun new Halloween products are coming out right now, so I decided to make a Halloween card for the challenge. I really wanted to play with these new stamps that I got. The set is called Creepy Lane and it's from Inkadinkadoo. I bought the set purely because I fell in love with this window image:


I think this image has so many fun possibilities for coloring or making it look like stained glass. Here I decided to go fairly simple and do a resist technique, so I embossed it with black embossing powder and then colored the tag with Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. Then I edged the tag with some Black Soot. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is probably my second favorite stamp in the set. I love the font...it's creepy, but sort of cute at the same time. =) The background was stamped with Versamark using the Teeny Tiny Backdrops set from Lawn Fawn. The patterned paper is from DCWV. Ooh, I almost forgot, I colored the ribbon with Dusty Concord Distress Stain. I'd never tried this before and was really impressed with how well it worked. I didn't really think I needed the Distress stains...until now. I love ribbon and it would be so cool to make custom colors like this! Also I was able to age the patterned paper a little by swiping Antique Linen stain over it. It was just the right color to make it look slightly distressed without obscuring the pattern.
I was having so much fun with the Versamark (another new technique for me) that I wanted to make a few more watermarks on the inside with some of the other stamps in this set. Here's a peek:


I also used the cute little moon stamp in the opposite corner. =)
I think that's it! Over at the Lily Pad Cards blog they are having a resist challenge, so I'll be entering this card there too.

Thanks for looking!
*~M~*

3 comments:

  1. a really lovely card and that's a fab image on your tag - well done.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!! Sarah.

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  2. Beautiful card!! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  3. Your Halloween card is super, Mary, thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

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