It’s time for another Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge and this month it’s Ghosts! I’ve create a large 6 x 6 Basic Black card stock base card to share today. The tombstones from the Halloween Scene dies were stamped in Basic Gray ink on Smoky Slate card stock using SU’s Marbled background stamp. The bats and pumpkin are from Halloween Elements and the fence is from Karen’s House & Fence Pop Up. The background is Distressed Oxide inks pounced and sprayed and smooched until I liked the results 🙂 I added black Nuvo drops scattered around the scene.
The inside uses Karen’s Flower Pot die as a big tombstone with ghosts flying out of it! I repeated most of the outside elements to the inside and added some retired Halloween stamps as a greeting.
The ghosts are attached to strips of acetate to make them float. The bricks on the tombstone/flower pot are done with SU’s brick stencil and embossing paste tinted with Smoky Slate re-inker. I went over the bats and pumpkins with Shimmer pen – gotta have glitter!
Have fun checking out all the other spooky creations from the team! Hugs, Fran
Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com
Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com
Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca
Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com
Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com
Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com
Today is the Paper Pros Challenge and it’s Halloween! The first thing I thought of when I saw Stampin Up’s Season to Sparkle was The Phantom of the Opera 🙂 So here’s my Phantom card. The card is a 5 x 7 and has a circle die cut from the front. The chandelier is die cut twice – once for the outside (which is mostly trimmed away) and one for the inside. I covered the chandelier with Glossy Accents and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds. The jewel border was die cut, colored with Copics and adhered to the top. The graveyard scene is from Karen Burniston’s Halloween Scene die. First I stamped the Basic Gray card stock using the Marbled background stamp, then I die cut it. The sentiment is embossed in white on black card stock.
On the inside I used Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die so the chandelier swings above the cemetery as it’s opening. The little spiders dangle as it moves. The creates are an Art Impressions stamp – Spooktacular – colored with Copies and fussy cut. Make sure you check out all the other Halloween creations! Hugs, Fran
Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com
Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com
Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com
Caz Counsell -http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com
Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com (You are here)
Time for little spooks and ghouls! I needed a simple treat for some little boys so I used a file from svgcuts.com called Santa’s Sweets to create a Halloween house filled with lollipops. The stamp set is Cookie Cutter Halloween and the house is made with Halloween Night Specialty DSP.
The windows have images from Spooky Fun peeking out on vellum card stock.
Happy haunting! Hugs, Fran
This challenge uses the sketch (which I sort of followed!) I started with a huge 6 x 8 card and Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Midnight the Bat and Halloween Scene dies. He is hanging out on Stampin Up’s Sliding Star Framelits so he spins around the tree branch.
Spinners are hard to put down!
The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s Spooky fun and the DSP is the new Halloween Night Specialty paper. Check out the other Crazies designs for this sketch! Hugs, Fran
Halloween! Spooky or cute? That’s today’s Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.
I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card the Karen Burniston’s new Labels and Circle die and her Halloween Clear stamp with the new Stampin Up Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment on 3 layers of the Labels and Circles dies and re-stacked them for the front.
And when you open the card –
A cute little Trick or Treat scene featuring the Twist Circle Pop Up die. The ghosts and pumpkins are from the Halloween Charms die set. I left the ghost as 3-D pieces so the pop up (!)
The little Trick or Treat bags are hand cut. So I guess my answer to the challenge question – spooky or cute – is cute! Make sure to check out the rest of the designer cards by going to Karen’s blog or Facebook page. Hugs, Fran
I say “Ghouly!”
This challenge is a Halloween challenge – Girly or Ghouly. I started with the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups Accordion Circle Card die, the Bat Stencil, Iron Fence Pop Up AND the Halloween Scene die! Yep – I went a little crazy!
And as you peer through the card, you’ll see it just gets worse 🙂
On the left inside panel I continued with the fence and spider – cutting out the center of the Accordion Circle die.
The center panel uses the Halloween Charms dies – ghost and pumpkins. Love the 3-D ghost!
The bats and spiders are cut from Stampin UP’s Black Glimmer paper and the sentiment is from Spooky Fun. And it was fun putting this scene together. Make sure you check out Karen’s Facebook page and blog for more spooky or girly inspiration! Hugs, Fran
Characters in Costumes – Day 2 🙂 And which holiday makes us think of costumes more than Halloween? So starting with a 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 card, stamped with this awesome image from Stampin Up’s Six Sayings (hostess set in the Holiday Mini)
And here are the characters! Everyone is dressed up in their costume for Halloween and popping up on a Lots of Pops die. The All Season Tree is in the background. The wagon is hand cut.
Cheepers the Chicken is dressed as a cowboy. Chilly the Penguin is wearing an Owl mask. William the Goat is wearing funny glasses and a bow tie. And Cocoa the Horse is dressed up as bandit.
Hope there’s lots of chocolate involved! Take time to check out all the other Characters in Costumes on Karen’s Facebook Page. Hugs, Fran
This month’s Karen Burniston’s Design Challenge is Celebrate – with Frame Edges! I chose the Katie Label Accordion Album with the matching Katie Stars Frame Edges – and it’s a shaker card! This “too cute to be scary” vampire is from the Haunt Ya Later set in the Holiday Mini. He’s surrounded by Black Glimmer paper stars – the same stars from the frame – sequins, and some long glitter. (I”m not really sure what to call it!) The vampire is colored with Copics. I used the retired SU bat punch with more Glimmer paper and a BIG jewel!
The colors are a bit muted in the pictures because of the glare from the window sheet on the shaker. The purple is Elegant Eggplant. I love how the space on the Katie Label die accommodates so many things! Check out Karen’s Facebook Page to see the rest of the team’s designs! Hugs, Fran
A spooky treat! This candy bar pull up is certainly looking more “cute” than “spook!” The Mummy is the easiest design to make – strips of card stock, sponge the edges, start layering! I stamped the sentiment from Haunt Ya Later and added to the front, added some 1″ eyes and little gogglie things – and it’s ready to scare and share 🙂
The Rubber Stamping and Scrapping Garage sale is this Friday and Saturday! If you’re in Lexington, Ky you need to come check it out!
And last but not least, my Halloween version of this bag! I used the Witch’s Night stamp set and Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper. The image and matting were cut with the Lots of Labels Framelit die. This one is my favorite 🙂 Hugs, Fran