Who says you have to use a “Halloween” stamp set to make a Halloween card? My card for this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge shows a totally different way to use this raggedy netting image from the Ghoulish Grunge set, and it’s far from scary! It’s bright and colourful and looks very delicate when stamped in rainbow colours.
Here’s a visual of all the images in the stamp set. If you’d like to join in the fun and submit your own card using the Ghoulish Grunge Stamp set, just click on the image to go to the WWYS Challenge Blog. And you can check out the inspiration from the other Design Team members too! We’d love it if you could join us.
Sometimes if I have cut a strip of cardstock from an A4 sheet for another project, but the piece that is left is a little narrower or wider than my usual card base size of 14.9cm (if cut widthways) or 10.5cm (if cut lengthways), I will just use the whole piece rather than waste it. So this card is a smidgen wider than I would normally make. If it doesn’t fit into a standard envelope – hey, I’ll make my own with the Envelope Punch Board and some pretty Envelope Paper! So here are the exact measurements. Notice too, that I’ve attached the front panel so that it’s flush with the bottom for something a little bit different. I did start with a larger piece and cut it down a little; I like to do that when I’m not sure how the images will fit. So here are the measurements for you:
When I started to make this card, I really had no fixed concept of how it should look, but it was fun seeing what I could come up with. I used the rock ‘n’ roll technique to add some dimension to the netting image by inking the sides with a darker shade of ink, and I also used the kissing technique with the flourish image from the First Sight Stamp Set. This is also where the sentiment comes from. I decided that a straight strip of the washi tape (from the Pop Of Pink suite) didn’t suit the style of this card, so I tore the piece in half lengthways and placed them with the (outside) straight edges together. A little linen thread wrapped around a few times finished it off nicely. I was happy with the end result. What do you think?
If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it. You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me.
Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love it if you’d pin my card and leave a comment.
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