Monday, October 31, 2016

A Final Tip of the Hat to Halloween for Freshly Made Sketches

Can I confess one last time that I secretly love to make Halloween cards, even though Halloween is my least favourite holiday? I think it's because of the rich colours, the great textures and the stark images. Since today is Halloween, I decided to do one last Halloween card and dedicate it to all my little grandkids who are dressing up to go trick or treating today.

I used the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for my layout:

I used the Jar of Haunts one last time and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits dies. I went all out with Halloween colours: Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Basic Black, with a shot of Daffodil Delight for the moooon!

  • I love that tree from the Halloween Scene Edgelits. It looks so perfect, silhouetted against the moon! And there are some great accessories in that die set as well, like the bats.
  • The Jar of Haunts stamp set has that great pumpkin which looks wonderful on its own, or you can make it into a happy jack-o-lantern, or really go spooky with the mean eyes and the gooey drips. It's hard to see in the top photo, but I used the drippy stamp again at the bottom of the black card stock with the tree at the top. I embossed them with some retired Black Stampin' Emboss Powder and then fussy cut them to give the bottom of the black strip some more interest. You can see it better in the photo below:

I have to say that my daughters have gone all out in the costume department. One of my grandsons wanted to be a praying mantis - his latest interest and passion. Can you image? Well, my daughter down loaded a complicated pattern to make it from cardboard and this is the result:

Can you imagine the work that went into this? I hope tomorrow is dry!

Two of my other grandkids have somewhat quirky wishes for their Halloween costumes as well. One wants to be a Princess Firefighter:

while the other wants to be an.....Aspen Tree Octopus! Bet you haven't heard that one before! Mom knitted him an Aspen Tree sweater last year. So she just had to knit some octopus tentacles this year to add to it.

You'll probably never see anything like this in your lifetime again, so take a good look!

What are the little ones in your family dressing up as? Do you even participate in Halloween celebrations?

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder


  1. Such much Halloween fun! I love the "spooky eyes" on your pumpkin! Hope all the kids (big and little) have a fun day. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  2. What a fun and spooky card! And I love the original and creative costumes. Have fun tonight! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


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