Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Houndstooth

I have two houndstooth papers — a black-and-white paper & an orange-and-white cardstock — that I've been looking for an excuse to use together. So I just had to try my hand at the Sketch + Houndstooth-pattern Challenge at Poppy Sketches. I also used the classic purple, orange, and black Color Combo Challenge at Lawnscaping.

I didn't originally intend to make this a Halloween card, but I just unearthed this frame stamp set from my stash. I don't think I've ever inked it up! I heat-embossed it in dark violet on white paper, and cut out the frame portion with a finger knife. I then stamped it in back on a textured, orange cardstock. I added some orange coloring the the pumpkin & a scrap from the border, and place it in the purple frame.
The middle orange strip is cut from the black-and-white paper and inked in orange. The purple trim is a delicate ribbon from Wrights. The fancy border is a die from Spellbinders' A Gilded Life collection, and I cut it from a two-toned, textured Core'dinations cardstock. The card base is a shiny silver cardstock.

I finished the card with two black gem-topped acetate spider tickers that a friend just gifted me. Never thought houndstooth could look so spooky!

Poppy Sketches #15
Lawnscaping #92
Lawnscaping Challenge #92: Halloween or Color Combo
Poppy Sketches: Sketch #15 + Houndstooth pattern

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  1. oh, super cool houndstooth! i love the different colors you used together! and that white spider is so FUN on the purple!! thanks for playing along with the Lawnscpaing Challenge! :D

  2. Oh, awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)

  3. Awesome card! I love the pattern papers you used! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  4. This is a great Halloween card, I love all the layers.
    Thanks for playing at Poppy Sketches!

  5. Love all those fun Halloween colors! Super cute! So glad you were inspired by the Poppy Sketches Challenge with a pop of Houndstooth! Hope you'll us for our new challenge starting tomorrow!
    Debbie, DT

  6. Your project is super cute, and you pulled the sketch, houndstooth and Halloween together in such a clever way


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