Monday, August 3, 2009

FRIEND. GOOD.

Yes, I'm jumping the gun here with a Halloween card, but couldn't resist using the new Cast-a-Spell Designer Paper! Frankenstein (Batty For You stamp set) is my favorite Halloween image, and this sentiment from the stamp set Smarty Pants always makes me smile! I used Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #76 Sketch.

After I had my card all put together, I realized that maybe I should have more thoughtfully cut the background designer paper with the pumpkins. It bothers me that the orange pumpkins in the print aren't seen on the right and bottom. Does it bother you like it does me?
RECIPE
Stamps: Batty For You, Smarty Pants
Paper: Cast-a-Spell DP, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Old Olive and Basic Black
Embellishments: 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" and 1" Circle Punches, Modern Label Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I recently discovered your blog through Makeesha and I am amazaed and inspired by your creations. Thank you also for having links to other great blogs on your blog!! I am a new SU demo in Australia, so its great to get ideas from VERY creative people like yourself! Thanks Michelle S

Jeanie said...

Oh my gosh!! I LOVE this card. You did an awesome job on this. Love the little Frankie too!

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chercroppin said...

That turned out great! Love everything about it!

Crystal said...

OMG this is FANTASTIC Nancy...I LOVE this paper and how you used that fun image!!

Melissa said...

O - M - G! I love it!

I love Halloween, so I love to see some really cool and new ideas for Halloween.

I esp love Frank - and this is just awesome!

Can you tell I am a little excited about this one? Great job!

airbornewife said...

Great card... love how the pumpkins on the paper go down one side and across the other.. like it's meant to be.. I have been making Halloween cards too.. it must be getting to be that time of year. thanks for sharing, Pam

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this, Nancy!! I wouldn't have noticed the orange pumpkins on only one side if you hadn't said anything. Doesn't bother me!!

Cathi said...

It's never too early for Halloween! Fantastic card!

Genelle Little said...

This is a super card! I think it looks great with the pumpkin colours forming that pattern - what a fun sketch too!

Vicki said...

Nothing about this card bothers me Nancy!!!! It is amazing!!! I adore it and will have to CASE it soon!!!

Mary Fish said...

That is one spanky cute Halloween card. I love that Frankenstein sentiment. Perfect in the punch!

Hugs, Mary

Carrie Gaskin said...

I actually thought you did that on purpose framing only the left and top of the card. I thought you were very smart and "crafty".

I don't think that anymore.....KIDDING! Its awesome.

Jackie Pedro said...

What a fantastic card, Nancy!! The DP doesn't bother me! It almost looks framed!!

Inking Idaho said...

What a fantastic card and great use of the punch! I may have to borrow this one for my club :)
Hugs,
Becky

Kay Kalthoff said...

A delightfully cute card, Nancy. I love all the layers!! Not a thing bothers me about this card . . . but I can relate to being picky . . . I am, too!
Kay

Karen Giron said...

I feel your pain! I do the same thing! Your card is SO cute, and looks just fine - no worries! That's what DP does, it's fickle. haha!

LeAnne said...

Darn, I didn't want to get this paper, but after seeing this, now I want it. I know what you mean about the paper be "lopsided" but actually, it looks just fine. Great card and great sketch!

Tammy said...

Love this card!!! I do love that paper, too!! Gotta drag it out and play some!! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia/Georgia said...

I agree with some of the others; I just thought you were very creative and planned it that way. I liked it. Of course, I admire all of your creations.

corinnesomerville said...

Love this...so cute !!!! Way to go :) !!! Love EVERYTHING about it :!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog....you made my day !!!

Love ya
P.S. I'm checking flights to Phoenix for January EVERYDAY !!!

Blair Moch said...

I don't know that I would have noticed if you hadn't have said something..... congrats on your PPA "win".

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Stephanie said...

This is a fabulous card, Nancy!! I love your use of the sentiment...it always cracks me up! I like the dp as is; the danger of getting too fussy (which is my temptation as well) is to possibly waste paper when most would not even notice.

Debbie said...

Nancy, what a fab card!! I love the dsp and the image. Such a great sketch!! :-)

Stamp and Smile said...

100% CUTENESS! I'm putting this one in my FAV's! I'm ready for fall and your card get's me excited! The DP works for me, I'm the same way, wanting everything just right! Must be a girl thing... Ha! :)

Scrappin Cheryl said...

It is a great card! I, like you, am a little thrown off by the pumpkins, but it happens! The card is still awesome - so no worries!