9.26.2011

HSS Halloween Theme Challenge #86


This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are encouraging you to get your spook on! Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! So I am so excited to kick it off early with this challenge. 

But first, we have a walker! This little guy just turned 11 months and is in full swing-covering all the ground at our house. People without kids probably think we're a little weird. You'd think that the Superbowl was on or something with the amount of cheering we do for his steps:) He is my earliest walker so it's been exciting to see the difference between the boys and their milestones.
Watch out Krista, we're coming over to show Travis:), J/K


Now for the details of this weeks project. I created this fun Halloween invite for my neighbors and good friends April and Al. They have THE Halloween party to be at, and I was honored (and a bit giddy) when April asked me to design this years invite. I gathered my inspiration from the latest issue of Stampin' Success.
  


This hybrid card was initially created on My Digital Studio using the Frightful Sight DSP and  Scaredy Cat Stamp Brush Set. After they were printed I added a strip of Elegant Eggplant that I punched with the 1" square punch to create a banner effect. I also used the 1-1/4" circle punch out of Whisper White card stock and embossed the large spider with Versa Mark and black embossing powder. This was added with a Stampin' Dimensional for added height.




MDS: Frightful Sight DSP {123144}, Scaredy Cat Stamp Brush Set {123143}
Paper: Whisper White {100730}, Elegant Eggplant {105126}
Stamps: Scaredy Cat {Clear Mount 122557;Wood 122555}
Ink: Versa Mark {102283}
Tools: Heat Tool {100005}, Black Embossing Powder {109133}, 1-1/4" Circle Punch {119861}, 1" Square Punch {124094}
Embellishments: Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}

7 comments:

inkedx2 said...

Cute invite! Love that paper.

Krista said...

Okay....you are NOT coming to show Travis! LOL!! He's still my "baby" and just getting the knack of crawling. Take that! J/K Okay, crawling is no fun, he puts all the junk he finds on the floor in his mouth. I'd much rather have a walker. Someday....
Anyways, I definitely need to do more of this hybrid stuff. In fact, I'm gonna do it for Travis' 1st b-day. Yours turned out so cute and I love those creepy spiders. Easy way to invest in Halloween stuff....MDS. Awesome!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very cool...both the card and the walker:-) He's way cute! I really like how you made the card hybrid with some dimension! I also like how you did the cat in the background of the text! Have fun at the party!!!

Just a Thought.... said...

What a creative idea and such a CUTE little monster!!!! J/K...he is adorable!!! I remember those days!! Mine is now 17!!! Great idea with the hybrid invitation!! LOVE the embossed spider!!! GREAT JOB!!! Amy

DAWN Braun said...

I see you went for the full creep factor with all those black SPIDERS too!! Thanks for your sweet comment, I only WISH we had a mantle...alas, I'll probably hang one of my banners above my sideboard!

stampinbygenny said...

Shannon, So professional! Great invitation. I too love the the spider DSP. I love the simple elegance of your invitation and the embossed spider was the perfect touch with the Elegant Eggplant ribbon. Your little guy is so cute. I can imagine him running all around your house laughing and giggling. He seems like such a happy little boy.

Anne Marie said...

Shannon, this is an awesome invite! Those spiders are spooktackular! ;) Although better on that DSP then in my house...eeek!!! Spiders give me the creepies! I have to tell you that your little guy just steals the show, though! Look at that mischevious grin he is sportin'. Get ready...I thik he is going to be keepin' you busy! Lol! Hugs!