Have a Spooky Halloweeny with The Paper Players

by Joanne James24. August 2014 08:00

Today I'm sharing my Design team card for this week's challenge over at The Paper Players. This week Jaydee is hosting and she has the following sketch layout for us:

I love a good sketch layout and this one is no exception - I'd designed 3 cards with it within minutes of looking at it, so don't be surprised if you see this layout inspiring more of my creations in the coming weeks. For today though, I have another seasonal catalogue 'sneak peek' for you (I know, I'm such a tease!) - this time, with a Halloween theme: 

I don't normally purchase any Halloween items as I usually plough straight into Christmas, but this year I couldn't resist - there are some fantastic items to choose from! Today's card features the 'Motley Monsters' DSP and stamps from both the 'Freaky Friends' stamp set (the cat) and the 'Mingle All the Way' stamp set (sentiment). I heat embossed the cat in black so that he would be nice and shiny and coloured in the open letters of the sentiment with marker colours that co-ordinated with the DSP. The banner flag is made from a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock covered with Retro Fresh washi tape in the same colour.

I hope this gets you in the mood for a spooky spooky halloweeny! Do pop over to The Paper Players to see what the other designers have come up with - there are some amazing takes on today's sketch.

Back tomorrow with a post for Bank Holiday Monday; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

* Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper, Freaky Friends and Mingle All The Way - available 28th August

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/24/2014 2:01:34 PM #

What a FUN Halloweeny Card, Joanne!  I adore this paper and your little shiny, black cat sure stands out!  I love this fun card!  XX

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:24:25 PM #

Thanks Claire - I'm in love with this DSP pack (yes, another one!) and this sheet with the monsters on is one of my favourites!

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Yapha
YaphaUnited States
8/24/2014 3:24:24 PM #

Such a fun card, and great use of that monster paper!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:24:51 PM #

Thanks Yapha - I love this paper, it's totally getting me into the Halloween thing!

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Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
8/24/2014 3:39:28 PM #

Very cool! I love how you added color to the sentiment and the little black cat is awesome.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:25:55 PM #

Thank you Andrea - glad you like my spooky coloured sentiment and no Halloween card seems quite complete without a black cat!

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SmilynStef
SmilynStefUnited States
8/24/2014 3:59:38 PM #

That black cat is just to cute ... fabulous Halloween card.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:26:19 PM #

Thanks Stef - glad you like my shiny black cat!

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Mike
MikeUnited States
8/25/2014 4:48:35 PM #

So cute!  Love the grinning cat!  Great focal point!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/26/2014 3:30:22 PM #

Thanks Mike - so glad you like it!

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Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
8/26/2014 10:46:03 PM #

I feel the same as you about all the wonderful Halloween products in this catalog!  Love them and love how you've used the sketch to feature this FUN DSP!  Love how you've colored the sentiment too--it adds so much!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/27/2014 11:01:03 AM #

Glad you like my card Nance! I really have been captivated by the halloween and fall product in this catalogue - it is all really SO good!

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
8/28/2014 1:31:13 AM #

Cute, cute, cute! Love the assortment of Halloween characters in the background, your wonderfully colored sentiment, and that cute-scary cat!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/28/2014 10:02:49 PM #

Thanks Sandy - I love this layout and there have been such great entries already this week, it's going to be a tough one!

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Jaydee
JaydeeUnited States
8/29/2014 5:39:16 PM #

Joanne, I love your take on the sketch.   What a fabulous halloween card.  I love how you used different colors for the sentiment, too - it really plays off that wonderful DSP!   Thanks for rocking my sketch challenge this week
Jaydee

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/29/2014 9:37:56 PM #

Thanks Jaydee! I loved your sketch this week - I've used it so many times already!! Lots of inspiration in this week's gallery too!

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