Casually Crafting – Halloween Card Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our monthly Casually Crafting Blog Hop, our blog hop focuses on a Casual Crafter, someone who may not yet have all the equipment, although probably will soon… This month our theme is a Sketch challenge. For my project I used the Frightfully Cute stamp set paired with a piece of DSP from Peaceful Place, to create a Halloween card.


This months sketch

The objective of a sketch challenge is to create a project from a predefined sketch, see side. I am crafting away from home again this month so only have limited supplies (especially as I left my tote with my ink spots behind!). I did have a new order delivery which I brought with me to unpack so had to design from what I had. I took a little liberty with the layout, the upright being the tree and the two blocks my image and my sentiment.

For this project I used the Frightfully Cute stamp set on a background from the beautiful Peaceful Place DSP. I also used the Biggest Wish stamp set to create the bespoke sentiment.


Happy Halloween Card

The Peaceful Place DSP enables us to craft beautiful cards very easily and effectively. I chose a tree scene, to provide a background for my witch and bats to fly over. With the large tree an effective background to ‘hang’ a spider from.

I stamped in Memento, the only ink I have with me (forming part of my mobile toolset).

How to create my Belated Birthday Turtle card

  1. The card base is an square ~6″ (29.7 x 14.8cm) piece of Basic Grey, folded in half on the short edge to create a ~6″ square card base.
  2. A (14.4 x 14.4cm) piece of the Be Dazzling SAB Specialty Paper was used as a layer (I would have used the Silver Foil, had I had it with me).
  3. The second layer (14 x 14cm) was an image cut from the Peaceful Place DSP.
  4. I positioned and stamped images from the Frightfully Cute stamp set, with a few as second generation inking (stamp the image once either on the project, as with the pumpkins, then stamp again without re-inking, or stamp the image on scrap paper for the first inking as for the moon).
  5. The sentiment was created using the Biggest Wish stamp set, using selective inking and masking. The only letter I didn’t have in the set was a “W”, so I created it using two upside down “A”s, removing the ink from the cross bar.

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Supply List for my Sketch Halloween Card project
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Frightfully Cute Cling Stamp Set
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Peaceful Place 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
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Silver Foil 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Pack
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Basic Gray A4 Cardstock
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My Crafty Essentials
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Basic White A4 Cardstock
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Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
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Paper Trimmer
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Paper Snips Scissors
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Bone Folder
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Take Your Pick
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Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
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Versamark Pad
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Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
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Multipurpose Liquid Glue
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Stampin' Seal+
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Adhesive Sheets
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Stampin Dimensionals
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Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
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Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack
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Heat Tool Uk
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Clear Stampin Emboss Powder
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Stamparatus
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Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine
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Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
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Simply Shammy
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Thank-you for looking,

Hilary

Casually Crafting Sketch Challenge Halloween Card

6 Responses

  1. What a fabulous Halloween card Hilary! You did a great job with limited product!

  2. Sara Sayers says:

    What a wonderful use of the sketch. I love all the little details. Thanks for hopping with us this month

  3. Ann Alexander says:

    Lovely Halloween card! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Melva Peters says:

    Great card!

  5. What a great way to use this DSP!

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