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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Orange & Black Challenge

Ok...technically, I guess I'm late with this post! It's been a very hectic day, with just not enough time to squeeze everything in. So, since I'm still up, isn't it really still today?!! Ok, maybe it's a stretch!

Anyway, here is my Challenge for this week.....we were to use orange and black. I know that there are tons of other ways to use these 2 colors, but to me, they just scream Halloween! And since I haven't posted a Halloween card yet, it's definitely time, don't you think?!! Problem is, I don't have any appropriate sets...my one set retired and I gave it away. Halloween has never been a big deal to me...at least not since I was a child. Of course, I made costumes for each of my kids every year, but we are long past that. To me, Halloween is just the holiday before Thanksgiving.....now that's something to look forward to!!

So, the card this week is super simple. I pulled out Letterpress Alphabet...always good in a pinch...and some of the great new Halloween Designer Paper. Cute patterns! Pretty straight forward, really quite simple. Just 2 things to note.....

Each letter was stamped 2 times: first in Pumpkin Pie and then again, just slightly off in Basic Black.

The "bow" at the top has a piece of Black Gingham threaded through....just colored it with my Pumpkin Pie marker.

Oh, and the background paper really IS black, but looks gray in the scan. Now it's time to go and check out the other Bloggers' submissions to see all the wonderful ideas they have all come up with. We have a terrific new member that just joined this week, MaryJo....a fantabulously creative stamper....be sure to visit!

Stamps: Letterpress Alphabet, Party Punch (Hostess, Level 1), Sanded
Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
CS: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Misc: Pumpkin Pie Marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Basic Black Narrow Grosgrain and Black Gingham Ribbons, Round Tab Punch, Creepy Crawly Background Paper

Please note: I will not be participating in next week's Bloggers' Challenge.....at least not on time. (Ok, so that's not unusual!!) Hubby and I will be away next week celebrating our anniversary....it's a BIG one!

16 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a cute Halloween card! I adore this year's Halloween designer paper, and the scardy cat tag is the perfect touch!

MJ said...

So cute. I love the shadow done with the orange on the BOO. And I completely forgot I have that tag stamp, should try to find it before Halloween is over and it is retired, lol. Great card Barb.

Lori said...

Great card! Love how you stamped the letters in BOO.

Pat Huntoon said...

Very cute, Barb!

Lauren (mytime) said...

I love the double stamped BOO! THe tag puts it all together perfectly!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the way you did the letters on this, will have to try that on some of my scrapbooking titles!

Karen said...

super cute card - love the shadowing on the word BOO too!!

Ida said...

Great card. I also love the Halloween (Creepy Crawly) DP. The tag is also a neat touch. I keep forgetting that I have that set and the punch. I like how you did the shadowing on your BOO as well. Ida

rozie640 said...

Very cute card and looks like it took more time than it did, I love that.

Lisa said...

Love the overstamping in you BOO

Stefanie said...

Very cute Barb! I love the orange shadow behind each letter.

astampingteddy said...

What a cute card! I love how you double stamped the letters!

Lisa Bohler said...

That BOO really pops right off the page with the overstamping you chose to do! Super card!

Julie Campbell said...

This turned out great! Good job with the challenge!

Leigh said...

Great job, Barb! I love how you double stamped the letters!!

maggie fellow said...

I Really like this card- wish I had thought of it. :-)

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