Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sofia's Halloween Card

I shared last week that I featured two cards made last fall by my stampin' team 'sister', Sofia.  Sofia is uber-talented and we all oh and ah over what she shares for our swaps each time we get together.  I loved her Halloween card that she swapped last year, so I shared it with my stampers this month.  Hers was 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches, but it wouldn't fit into the envelopes I have so I cut it down to 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches.  I also updated the card stock colors as Really Rust that Sofia used is now retired.  In addition to the Basic Black, I used Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze (my newest fave fall color!).  Today I finally had some time to make one of them myself:


The background image was sponged onto Whisper White.  I used the 2 1/2 inch circle punch to create the masks from a Post-It note (hint:  stick the Post-It to a scrap piece of copy paper first before punching or the Post-It will get stuck in your punch - trust me, I know this to be true!).  First I sponged on So Saffron and then More Mustard to create the rising full moon.  I then masked off the moon and sponged on Baja Breeze, then Not Quite Navy, and finally Night of Navy.  My fence didn't come out too well as I had a huge uninked spot in one of the posts, so I ended up going over it with a Basic Black marker.  The fence posts didn't quite match up the way I needed them to for the cat's feet, so I enlarged one post to make it work.  The cat and bats were stamped in Jet Black StazOn ink.  On Sofia's card, she stamped 'spooky nights' in Craft White, but I wanted to make it my own just a bit, so I changed it by stamping the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White in Basic Black, then stamping the bats in Basic Gray (stamped off once to lighten the shade of gray).  The word window punch is perfect to frame the sentiment.  To finish it off, the fence posts are highlighted with a white gel pen.  Don't you just love her card?  The gals at my stamp camp did!  I'll share the other Sofia card my stampers did last weekend once I've stamped one.

7 comments:

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

So fun.. I love your sponging! Great card!

Yapha said...

Awesome card!!! Love it!

WebDeb said...

This is just terrific! I've never been completely satisfied with my moon sponging attempts. You've inspired me to keep trying!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Awesome card!!! I love everything on it!

Heidi Baks said...

Fun card! I love the blues.

Tinkerin In Ink said...

WOW! A lot of work with gorgeous results!

Sunflower Stamper said...

GREAT card! Love it!!