HSS Sketch Challenge-#8

Good Morning today's card is for the NEW Sketch Challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. The Challenge is based on the sketch you se below. we'd love for you to join us and creations aren't limited to cards, i.e., scrapbook pages, 3-D projects, anything goes. This is a simple sketch to start with if you've felt a bit intimidated in the past.

One of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is receiving the monthly Stampin' Success magazine. It's packed with valuable information on running your business, great project ideas, complete with instructions, and creative inspirational sketches like the one featured today. Stampin' Success is available exclusively to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Let's see what this sketch will inspire you to create.

I know-you're thinking, "Why am I seeing a Halloween card in March?" Remember, I did say your project should be what inspiration you take from the sketch. I didn't want to make the top fixture a flower because that seemed to obvious in the sketch, so my next thought was a bat. How that popped into my mind, I have NO idea. But the card came together in record time, so it must have been meant to be.
I started with a Whisper White card stock base and layered a Basic Black card stock piece on top of it. Next I took two different patterns from the Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper pack and cut them down for the top layer. These were all applied with Snail Adhesive. The bat was crated from punches and was cased from Kim Score, so creative. The body is the Ornament Punch trimmed a bit. The wings are created by making 3 holes in a row with the 3/4" Circle Punch and then using the Ornament Punch at the top to create the arch. The ears and nose are a tip from the 5-Petal Flower Punch. The snout is the 1/2" Circle Punch, I popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals, and the fangs are a tip from the Large Star Punch. (HINT: MY 2-Way Glue Pen made adding the fangs a breeze. It's small enough to get into tiny spaces.) The eyes were added with the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen. The entire image was raised with the help of Stampin' Dimensionals.

(HINT: If you don't have the "perfect" ribbon, make your own. Here I layered a piece of 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon on top of 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Pumpkin Pie and voila-a perfect match. Just use Mini Glue Dots to hold the top ribbon in place.) The final touch was to stamp the sentiment "happy haunting!" from the Scary Skeleton set in Basic Black Classic ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, punch it out with the Word Window Punch and adhere it with Stampin' Dimensionals. I can't wait to see what you come up with! And don't forget to check out the other designers creations here and here.

Paper: Whisper White card stock {100730}, Basic Black card stock{102851}, Cast A Spell Designer Series Paper {115677}
Stamps: Scary Skeleton {113244}
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink {101179}
Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, 3/4" Circle Punch {107217}, Ornament Punch {116794}, Five Petal Punch {109041}, 1/2" Circle Punch {104390}, Large Star Punch {110710}, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen {105021}, Word Window Punch {105090}, Mini Glue Dots {103683}, 2-Way Glue Pen {100425}
Embellishments: Basic Back 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon {109027}, Pumpkin Pie 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon {110715}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}


stampinbygenny said...

I was wondering how you made the bat. So cute! Love the paper and ribbon.


Erin Gonzales said...

I showed my son this and he FREAKED out!!! I had to show him how you did it, honestly he wants these punches for his own so he can keep them in his room...super cute and thanks for creating a monster. :)