Monday, October 17, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge #060: Sketch


The challenge issued at JustRite this week is to use the given sketch. I chose to do a Halloween card, as I need to quickly get mine done for timely mailing -- where has the 1st half of October already disappeared to? YIKES!
I began with a Bazzill scalloped card, cutting the scallops off the sides and embossing the bottom edge with a veritically-striped embossing folder, distressing the edges and embossed area with black ink.You may have noticed I'm pretty smitten with Spellbinders' Labels Twenty-One, especially for masculine cards, and so it appears here on my post again today! I first cut using solid black CS, then trimmed that down, using just the center pieces for a narrow border behind my word paper's circular edges.
Next I added some ghoulish Recollections' stickers I picked up recently at Michaels with grown-up recipients in mind. Utilizing my Myriad Pro 50 pt. Uppercase font, I discovered it fits the border edge of my 3 1/4" Round Stamper. By carefully inking/stamping, as the letters don't fit snugly, it worked well for me to stamp "Beware!" above the curve of my Labels die cuts -- LOVE that and I'll use this trick again!
Finishing off my card, I flattened a bottle cap in my Spellbinders' Wizard, punched a 1" scrap of DP to glue inside, then topped it off with a Martha Stewart epoxy bottle sticker. I'm quite happy with how this ghoulish card turned out!

11 comments:

Mary Jo said...

A very nice masculine Halloween card. Everything works so nice together. Good color and enhancements. October is flying so are the temperatures.

Lynn said...

Ahhh,,.stamping above the cut-out...nice touch! Great guy card for Halloween!

Lynette said...

I can see why you're pleased with it, Marge - it's fabulous! Love your "trick" with the letters fitting so perfectly above the curve.

1CardCreator said...

Awesome card Marge!

Sheri said...

WOW! This is not your usual card! Very cool! Those accessories are FABULOUS!

Katie said...

Hi Marge, your card turned out super cute, ahem, I mean spooky!! ;) Great job, love the details!

Sharon said...

Hi Marge,
Love this card! I, of course, love all things skully! Keep up the good work.
Hope you're well!
~ Sharon

Mona L. Pendleton said...

SPOOKTACULAR!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love this, Marge -- great use of JR font and how you curved it, perfect with one of my favorite Label dies, too!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Marge, your card is so awesome, love the colours, love that image and your take on the sketch is fab!

Angelica said...

Love all your Halloween stuff, but this card is my favorite.

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