Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Halloween Party & Wet Paper Stamping!

Happy Hump Day dear friends! I'm working on four challenges with my little pumpkin card today!

1) The SCS CAS challenge Inspiration word is Crinkle - I always hear the crinkle of the fall leaves when kids come around trick or treating.

2) Sara's SCS Hope You Can Cling To is to use something old and something new - I forgot I had my ghost Sizzix die - it was in the bottom of my rack and I hadn't used it for a few years. My Nestability Bat is brandy new!

3) The SCS Tuesday Teapot Challenge is to bring a Halloween party to Jacob - a little boy presently having chemotherapy. - so my pumpkin, ghost, bat and spider will be in the mail to him!

4) The Shabby Tearoom Week #31 is a photo of a pumpkin patch - to be inspired by the color orange as well as the pumpkins.

The stamps are from the Halloween Party set by Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Halloween Party
Paper: pumpkin pie - SU, Smokey Shadow, white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky
Accessories: Pumpkin and bat nestabilities, sizzix ghost die, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, foam dimensionals, rhinestone stickers - Michaels


I made this card using the SCS new technique challenge Joan had for us this week - Wet Paper Stamping! You swipe over watercolor paper with a wet paper towel - stamp an image in a light color - dry the paper - then stamp over the image again using a darker ink. It looks like a shadow!

The image and Crown Oval Nestability framing are so pretty - I didn't need a sentiment - which qualifies my card for the SCS Joan's Hope You Can Cling to challenge - unsentimental.

My stamps are Victorian Damask background and Floral Silhouette both from Rubbernecker.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Just a reminder to check out the Waltzingmouse Sketch on Saturday! and there's a friend's of Waltzingmouse blog waltz coming up on Sunday (check my side bar) - a very busy stamping weekend! Hope to see you there!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral silhouette set #467, Victorian Damask Panel #498
Paper: Watercolor paper pad, vintage cream, elegant Eggplant - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
Accessories: foam dimensionals, oval & crown oval nestabilities, corner rounder, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger

24 comments:

Edna Morrisedie said...

I must try that wet paper stamping, came up a treat, well done!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Your gorgeous projects fit this week's Papercraft Star challenge blog Halloween Inspiration challenge and it is also not too late to sign up to win a $25.00 gift certificate too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

Debbie said...

Julia ... I love, love, LOVE your card this week! Absolutely adorable!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with everyone in the Tea Room weekly :)

Please be sure to link only your card for TSTR challenge on your post in order to be considered for the weekly prizes!

Janine said...

Fabulous creations Julia!!

One4Joy said...

very cool pumpkin, Julia! And congratulations on your shout out selection on the Moxie Challenge. That giftie set was a sure choice!!!!!

Hugs

dpkennedy said...

I love both of these! That pumpkin ivite is adorable! Makes me want to have a party just to make them! Love the shadow look on other card-very elegant!

Emora Designs said...

What an adorable Halloween invitation! It's perfect for this weeks photo inspiration challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

Regan

cbuswell said...

love your pumpkin card! must give that wet paper stamping a go too! looks great!! fab creations!

Monique said...

Great projects Julia.. I love the pumpkin invitation.. :) Great work!!

Kathy Martin said...

LOVE your Halloween invitation! :)

Francie G. said...

Love your halloween creation! Your floral card is beautiful!

Peggy said...

I guess I am going to have to try the wet paper technique! Your card is FABULOUS!

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are just sooo wonderful, Julia!!!! I love the fun little pumpkin and your wet paper stamping card is FABULOUS!!! You did such a great job with the technique!!! Congrats on being one of the Moxie Fab World Christmas Project winners, too...your gift set was outstanding!!!!

velta said...

This is too cute Julia! Love the fact that you made it to so many challenges :)

Pauline said...

Fabulous cards, love the cute pumpkin, and the lilac card with the wet paper stamping is gorgeous.

jdmommy said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love that pumpkin (not the spider of course), and your wet stamping! WOW!

Renee said...

These are so cool! I really love how the pumpkin turned out as well....gorgeous!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the pumpkin invite - too cute!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous cards, Julia! You always do the best work!

Betty Wright said...

Julia, the pumpkin card is scrumptious! Great look and design! The wet paper stamping colors and shadow effect is just amazing! Need to try this one! Lovely cards!

One4Joy said...

It's fun to find buried treasure, right Julia??? That ghostie is too cute.

Tracy said...

This card is so simple but it is soooo classy! Everything is so neat and clean. It's just wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Alice Wertz said...

that pumpkin shaped card is so cute! lovely cards!