Wednesday, October 5, 2011
At least I'm not waiting too long to make Halloween type cards. This was one of the cards we did at my Simply Stampin' 3-4-$5 meetup.com class back in September. I try to keep the cards really simple (quite often single layers) and very easy to duplicate. So, I am ALWAYS on the look out for "clean and simple" cards to share with my stampers. This card was inspired by a great card I found here at Dawn Olchefske's blog in either late August or early September. I am a huge fan of Dawn's because of her stamping style and her sense of humor...be sure to stop by her blog to see the original and leave her a little comment to say hi!
Anyway, this cute little guy is part of a hostess set in the current Holiday Mini called Warmest Holiday Wishes....there is a little something for every fall/winter holiday in there and I particularly loved this cute little owl. Nothing could be easier to stamp....and being perched on a spider webbed card base makes him look like a real trick or treater, right? Not only did we do this card at the meetup class, we also did a stack of them for my church's card ministry group....each month we sent a greeting card to our college students and this one was perfect!
The spider web effect was easily created by running a Peach Parfait cardstock base through the Big Shot with the Sizzix spider web embossing folder. For someone who does not "get into Halloween", I have been getting very good use out of that spider web folder! The Peach Parfait polytwill ribbon tied around the bottom of the owl layer gives a nice touch but in the photo, it is partially obscuring the "Happy Halloween" greeting (from Teeny Tiny Wishes). The owl was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock then punched out with the Two Step Owl Build-a-Punch and layered onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals....I colored in his little trick or treater's mask with a Peach Parfait marker and that was all it took.
Hope you like the card...next session of my Simply Stampin' 3-4-$5 meetup. com classes will be coming up soon. First session at The Speedy Scrapper's, a great little scrapbook store in Highland, IL on Tuesday, Oct 18th at 1 PM and again at the O'Fallon, IL library on Thursday, October 20th at 1 PM. If you would like to attend, just drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or join my Inkerzaway Stampin' and Scrappin' meetup group at www.meetup.com, Membership in the group is free and members are automatically notified of upcoming classes. I would love to see you there at any of the October classes! Just a little hint, we will be doing something "seasonal"!