Bad to the Bone


Here’s a mid-week card for everyone.

Halloween is such a fun time for children and adults so I don’t see why designing spooky cards in August is a bad thing!  I can’t get enough of bats, skeletons, pumpkins and spiders in the fall.  The season seems to just fly by so here is a card design to get you started on your own Halloween projects early.

This card sample uses the stamp set Batty for You.  I bought this set last year and I am so glad Stampin’ Up! is offering it again in their new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

Card Size:  A2 ( 4-1/2 x 11 scored and folded @ 5-1/2″)

I also experimented with the new Distressing Essentials kit.  I played around with the Vintage Ink Spot-Tea Stain included in the kit.  Just smudge some ink here and there and you have a vintage look.  The kit comes with three precision files too that worked perfectly to rough up the edges of the 1-3/8″ circles with the skeleton images.

The striped ribbon was just tied around the card front with a simple square knot.  The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White card stock using Basic Black Classic Ink trimming around the image.  I punched a hole and threaded a safety-pin from the vintage Trinkets accessories set through it.  Attach the safety-pin to the knot in the ribbon and secure.  It’s a grungy look that works well for the Halloween season.

Supplies Used for this Project

Stamp Set: Batty for You (116576 Wood Mount only), Wicked Cool (118738 Wood Mount/120600 Clear-Mount)

Ink: Basic Black Classic (101179), Stampin’ Write Markers-Basic Black (100082)/Basic Gray (120966)

Designer Paper: Designer Specialty-Night & Day (no longer available)

Accessories: Vintage Trinkets (118764), Distressing Essentials (118762), 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon-Basic Black (115615), 1-3/4″ Circle Extra Large  Punch (119850), 1-3/8″ Circle Large Punch (119860), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Paper Cutter (104152), Mat Pack (102826), Bone folder (102300), Paper Snips (103579)

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