Hello! Thanks for joining us on the Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop! We are having fun with Halloween projects for the next couple weeks. Our theme for this week was Spooky Forest. Now, I have to admit here, I have absolutely NO Halloween products this year so it was time to test my creativity!
I used the colour scheme from Stampin' Up!'s Them Bones Suite for my inspiration, going with Starry Sky, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black. I saw a few cards with a blended background and I thought it would be fun to try it too. I punched out a circle from a post it note and put it on Basic White cardstock. Using Blending Brushes, first in Highland Heather and then in Starry Sky I added the colour for the background.
The next tricky part was the tree! Believe it or not I have no tree stamps! I tried out a few things and ended up liking this one the best. I used the spruce branch stamp from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set and stamped it a few times until it kind of looked like a tree and then just drew in the trunk myself.
The black and orange labels came from the Christmas Classics Dies, which were a great background for my sentiment. My Alphabet a la Mode Dies came in handy for the 'boo' and I cut out the 'to you' from one of the sentiments in the Joy to You Stamp Set. I felt like the card still needed something else, so I just cut out a few bats myself and added them on with mini dimensionals. It was fun to push myself outside my comfort zone this week!
Here are the main products featured on my card today that you can purchase from me or online while available:
Christmas Classics Bundle (Item #161977)
Blending Brushes (Item #153611)
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