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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Boo! It's Week 12 of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop


My heart is still in Halloween, but I'm physically at the Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival! I hope if you live close enough, you'll come visit Kim and I in our booth in the Exposition Hall. You can print off a coupon to save a buck on admission. We've made all kinds of fun things using Stampin' Up! product at this first-for-us festival.

I was looking through my designer series paper today and noticed the big Summer Starfruit polka-dot pattern in the Patio Party dsp pack. I thought that color would look good for Halloween - especially when I turned to my Color Coach and saw Elegant Eggplant as one of the Creative Combinations.

 
So I grabbed my Googly Ghouls stamp set and inked it in eggplant. Then I went over most of the mummy's bandages with a white gel pen. I embossed the "Boo" and tried to make it look like it was trailing off, but I didn't want all of the "o's" stamped because it would've made my design off-center. :-)

I embossed the vertical eggplant piece with the spider web, then sponged it with Whisper White Craft ink, as well as all around the card. I'm pretty happy with it.

 
You can see I used Mary Jo's sketch at Technostamper. I love her sketches, and use them as jumping off points for cards I use in classes, for my clubs, etc. This sketch just went up Monday, so you have till Sunday to add your own creation!

 
Here we are on Week 12 of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop! Just add your Halloween creation to the blog hop, along with the code near the bottom of each post. When you add the code to your blog while you are in the edit HTML mode, your readers can play along, leave comments, and view the samples right from YOUR blog!

At the end of 13 weeks, I will give one person a $50 Stampin' Up! gift certificate! The more times you enter the blog hop, the better your chances of taking home the Grand Prize. You also get a ticket just for displaying The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop badge on your blog. Whoo hoo!

12 comments:

Donna Heber said...

Boo to you too Terry! Your card is very cute with those googly eyes and a wonderful color combo. I hope you are enjoying the festival.

Deena Boos said...

You are a natural Halloween card maker! Summer Starfruit is a great Halloween color; who would have thought? Good luck at the festival! I hope you do really well!

Barb Archut said...

The shite sponged around the edges makes it look cloudy, like a spooky Halloween night. The little mummy is too cute!

MiamiKel said...

Super cute!! I love your little mummy! And the polka dots paper is brilliant - I'm loving it! TFS!

shannon angel said...

Another Great card. Love the color combination! I just got my color coach and can't wait to start using it. Love the white on his bandages too. You're so clever! :) Thanks for sharing and for hosting.
Hugs

Audrey said...

Great card! I love the colors! You have certainly mastered the white ink. Any tips? I never know when to use White Stazon or Craft...I struggle when using either. Thanks for sharing! LOVE the blog hop!! :)

MJ said...

How cute! I think that is the perfect image for this sketch. I love the googly eyes and the white on the embossing. Too cute, thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Rhonda Langley said...

Great Halloween card! Love, love, love how you used the white gel pen on the little mummy!

lisa808 said...

Cute card and great colors.

SherryBee said...

Cool! I never would have thought to use Summer Starfruit for Halloween cards, but, it works! hehehe
Thanks for inviting me to your BLOG HOP!

shannon angel said...

Congrats on being a Top 3 Pick!

Karen said...

Congrats Terry! And your displays look fantastic.