I created this card based on two challenges on Splitcoast: the sketch challenge and the Ways to Use It challenge, which was to create a Halloween card. Here's the sketch:
And my card:I made the card larger than the intended sketch, so the card is 5 1/2" square. I had to make it this big because the central image is too big for the original sketch. Many comments on the card in my Splitcoast gallery were focused on how great it was to create a card using non-traditional Halloween colors. Well, I just don't have any cardstock to create a Halloween type card! :-) I wanted to use some of my new paper and accessories...so this is what came out of it all! (plus, blue is my absolute favorite color...paper, clothing, blue eyes....yum!!) The sentiment is one stamp that I inked up with a Basic Black marker to place the words in different locations across the card, which I thought was a nice touch. And, as an afterthought, I added the eyelets with my Crop-A-Dile...which is a fantastic tool!!! It can cut through four sheets of cardstock (because, as I mentioned, I added the eyelets at the last freakin' minute...so I had the entire card adhered before the eyelets. Thank goodness for the Crop-A-Dile!). It can also cut through plastic, metal, fabric, chipboard...anything and everything you want. It has helped me with general housekeeping and gardening. I cut through a plastic fence with my Crop-A-Dile, so it's definitely worth the price!!
Stamps: Best Fiends, Just Between Fiends (both retired)
Paper: Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Blue Bayou Prints Designer Series Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black Marker, Blush Blossom Marker, Close to Cocoa Marker, Blender Pens and reinkers (Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, River Rock)
Accessories: Silver Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Blue Bayou & Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbons, Dimensionals