Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Card

I know I know, another week has gone by between posts!!  I am just crazy busy these days with too many balls in the air and did I mention I never did learn how to juggle!!  My darling husband knows how and it makes my son really laugh when ever he shows off his juggling expertise!!  Okay sorry, I digress....

Well at least for the last few days it has finally started to somewhat resemble the fall season around here!  I love this time year.  The colors, well to tell the truth all the wonderful fall colors are in my house via my much loved fall decorations.  We don't get a whole lot of color changes in my area of the world.  So I create it every year inside my house - I LOVE IT!!!!  I also get excited about Halloween.  I love to see all the kiddos in their costumes and smiling faces going through our neighbor on the ever so long awaited candy hunt of the year!!  From the little ones barely learning to walk with their parents toting the pumpkin shaped basket, to the toddlers saying trick or treat while holding out their bags all by themselves this year, to the ones that everyone knows are 'too old' but you fill their bag anyway, and everyone in between!! 
Today's post kicks of the Halloween Season with a BAM!!  It is a card for a challenge they do over at Splitcoast stampers every Saturday.  It's called the Inspiration Challenge!  I love it to the say the least!  The host chooses a source and you gather inspiration and create away....  that's it, no other rules, the door is wide open!!!  Here is this past Saturday's Inspiration source Magpie IC357.   I chose the backgammon plates for my inspiration.  As soon as I saw them I thought Halloween - I mean who wouldn't right?  Black and Orange spell Halloween right?!!  Here is my card...

Halloween Card
 What I really love about this card is how cute it turned out in such little time!!  This card maybe took me 20 minutes to make and I made it all from scraps!!  I cut and adhered the top square background then added this adorable ribbon I got from Tuesday Morning a wile back just below the background piece.  I cut random triangular shapes from  orange and black.  I angled, flipped, flopped and moved the pieces around until I got the look I wanted.  The white is just the background showing through.  I then cut nesting sized pieces for the sentiment.  I distressed all the edges and inked the edges of the top one with Momento Tuxedo black.  I also very lightly ran my dauber over the entire piece so it wasn't so stark white!  The Happy Halloween sentiment is from Stampabilities - Fall Holidays. 

I hope everyone else is enjoying this time of year.  I know some of you actually get more crafting done because you live where the white fluffy stuff locks you indoors a little more than you like!!

Happy Fall and Thanks for stopping by,
Shabby Jo

1 comment:

  1. This came out so cute!! It's amazing what can be done with scraps!!