Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Simon Says.........Halloween!


Happy Wednesday - it's time for another weekly challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



A very special welcome to our newest team member, Emily Leiphart!  

Our theme this week is Halloween and/or the Halloween Colors of Orange, Purple, and Black!  Here's an inspiration board to get your juices flowing!


I've never been much of a Halloween person, even in my younger days, but there are some darling images out there to play with, and I enjoyed making my cards for you this week.  Here's the first one:

SSS Oct 23 Halloween

This one uses a Hero Arts cling set called Halloween Moon; I used the cat and the clouds from it, and added a sentiment from another HA all-sentiment set called Happy Halloween.  I started with a dark charcoal card base, stamped the cat in black and the clouds in purple, trimmed them out, and then popped them above my card.  The design papers are both from Doodlebug Designs current Halloween Parade collection.

For my 2nd card, I used the layout of the actual stamp set, Happy Halloween, as my model to stamp across my white card base, using VersaMark onyx black, Spiced Marmalade distress ink, and Colorbox Violet pigment inks.  After stamping, I embossed the card front with the D'Vine Swirls folder, then die-cut 2 black branches and glued them to the front.  To finish, I glued on some googly eyes to the "Boo!" sentiment.


SSS Oct 23 Halloween Colors

As always, our sweet Heidi has provided us with a $50.00 gift voucher


to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!  Will you be the winner this week?

Simon Says Stamp

26 comments:

  1. Love them both, Lin but that second one is so cool! Your embossing, colors and scary branches all work perfectly together! Nicely done, my friend! :)

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  2. I'm with you, Lin - not a big fan of the holiday but the images are so darn fun! Love these - the simplicity and graphic style of the first and the fun assemblage of the second. Love those lacy branches!

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  3. Wonderful cards! Great use of color on these!

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  4. Fabulous cards Lin :-) both are gorgeous and I especially love the 2nd one with the multicoloured stamping and embossing :-)

    we don't celebrate Halloween here, but I do love the fun images and making cards and treat holders for it :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  5. Two fantastic cards using Hero Arts, Lin! You used my favourite Halloween sets here and I love them both. Great use of all those sentiments on the second card!

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  6. Fabulous cards, Lin! I love the fun cat image on the first card and all the stamped sentiment on the embossing on the second card! :)

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  7. Cute cards Lin, love the little black cat!

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  8. LOVE these, Lin! The first is so clean and graphic, and the second is just pure genius.. love the googly eyes! :)

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  9. Your second card is so fun and spooky! I really love your use of the branches.

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  10. Both cards are fun but I especially love those googly eyes on the second card and the branches... What a fantastic idea!

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  11. Love your card for SSS. Great combo of techniques and lotsa white.

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  12. Both fabulous card Lin, I love the colours and stamping on the embossing on the second.....a stunning design and coloured images on the first!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  13. What fun cards! I love those purple clouds. Too cute!

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  14. Great cards, Lin! I like the CAS style of the first one and the way you used all of the sentiments together on the second. I don't do Halloween cards, but may try to do something with the color combo for this challenge.

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  15. I commented on your cards a few minutes ago - is there a delay for the comments to show up?? Anyway, I came back to say CONGRATULATIONS on your Moxie Fab win - your card was my favorite of all.

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  16. Two amazing cards, Lin!! I love how you stamped over the dry embossing. Cool effect!

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  17. Fun cards Lin! I love how you stamped the words on the second one!

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  18. Love the second card. Love the different colors and the branches on top. Cute.

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  19. adorable cards Lin. And congrats on your win over at Moxie Fab World.

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  20. Loving that embossed card!! It's always a treat to stop by your blog!

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  21. Both cards are super cute Lin!! Especially love the 2nd one!!

    hugs...

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  22. That cat is simply too cute for Halloween Lin! Love the delicate branches in your second card!

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  23. I don't always take the time to visit DT blogs when I enter a challenge, but your 2nd card really caught my eye
    and I just had to visit your blog to see if that was DP or if you had stamped all those words. My curiosity satisfied, I commend you on an extremely wonderful stamped background. I would have to do it multiple times to get it so perfect. Love the embossing over top and the tree is a perfect finishing touch. TFS
    Hugs
    DebiB

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  24. I like both cards, but I think my favorite is the second one. I like the depth you created by texturizing the stamped background, and then layering the die cut branches. Blessings!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!