Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paper Maniac Weekly Theme: Happy Halloween - What's Brewin'?

The weekly theme at Paper Maniac this week is all about Halloween! I have to admit this is the first Halloween card I've ever made. Since having kids, we do celebrate Halloween a little bit more, but it is not one of our favorite holidays of the year. However, we do look forward to seeing all of the neighborhood kids in their ghoulish or not-so-ghoulish costumes. Then after all the candy is gone, we head on over the school to do more Halloween celebration. The school hosts a best costume contest for all of the ages and alot of kids' games where the kids can win little prizes. The kids have a blast seeing all of their friends in one place.

Now onto my witchy creation ... I created a card using the sketch from Sheetload of Cards (September issue). I used coordinated papers from the Jillibean Soup paper collection (Half and Half & Shitake - Cream of Mushroom Collection) layered on top of Bazzill black cardstock. Since I don't own any kind of Halloween stamps, I found several images online and chose to use this darling witch digital image. I printed the image twice and popping it up with dimensionals. I also adorned the card with Petaloo jeweled florettes and polkadot ribbon I bought from Wal-mart. The base cardstock is from the Jillibean Soup collection of kraft cards and envelopes set.

Before you go, just a couple of reminders:

- Check out the some the new products that just came in the store (Cosmo Cricket, Spellbinder dies, sold out Unity stamps now back in stock, Prima Pearl and Crystal Bling)

- 12% off all patterned paper and all Autumn paper featured in the newsletter is 20% off (sale ends September 22 - no coupon code needed)

- All in stock Serendipity stamps are 20% off (coupon code available in newsletter) must register at the store to receive newsletter-only sales!

Make sure to hop on over the Paper Maniac store blog to see what the other DT gals have in store for you for Halloween inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Digital Stamps: Free Coloring Pages (Little Girl Witch)
Paper/Cardstock: Bazzill (Black Orange Peel), Jillibean Soup (Kraft cardstock), Jillibean Soup (Shitake – Cream of Mushroom Collection, Half and Half – Cream of Mushroom Collection)
Accessories/Tools: Petaloo (Jeweled Florettes), Offray Ribbon (Black Polkadot)
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this Alma great use of the papers and the image is so cute!!!

Cassie_lu said...

great card and i love the colors you used

Jessy said...

WOW, great card Alma!! LOVE all of it. :-)

Judi M said...

Cute Halloween card, Alma. That's a neat fabric texture on your little witch's green outfit. I like how you've highlighted that.

JazzyH said...

Cute card!

Jaspere said...

Wow! What's not to love?

Rebecca said...

My kiddos have an obsession with Halloween, so I love seeing all the Halloween projects that are popping up! Your coloring is awesome on here.

Stephanie said...

love the dp!! what a fun image :)