Halloween Wishes

by karen @ carefree creations - Halloween Web

Today is World Cardmaking Day. I’m ignoring the fact that I’m sick and I’m playing along anyway. (Thankfully I do feel a bit better than yesterday.)

I pulled up all my favorite challenges (why are there too many to actually play all of them???) and I found this cool sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

I don’t do circles easily, but this sketch seemed doable as the circle was a background element.

I browsed my supply index looking for something that would spark an idea. The first thing that brought forth an idea was a stamp set with a filigree circle and Halloween theme. Once I got to the Halloween theme my brain started churning and I thought about the web dies I recently purchases. Thus my card was born 🙂

I embossed the spider with black embossing powder – because I wanted it to be shiny…because I knew I wanted to use either bling or sequins to accent the sentiment. And here I am breaking one of my rules for masculine cards: no bling. But every rule has an exception (hmmmm…does that rule have one too??), so I didn’t mind adding the bling.

I haven’t created enough Halloween cards to send to all my family (which is sad since that only numbers 10), but I have a couple folks I *must* send to. So I’m glad I’ve got one done with time to mail!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Halloween
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Trick or Treat, Spooky Sweets II;
Ink/Card Stock: Smokey Shadow, Canyon Clay, True Black; Vellum (stash);
Other: Spooky Sweets II die, Spider Webs die; sequins (Neat & Tangled); Black embossing powder (Filigree);

2 thoughts on “Halloween Wishes

  1. Great card Karen! I love that spiderweb!!! The embossed spider is great! Your bling suits the card perfectly and I think fits into the masculine rule!!! Feel better soon! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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