Boo To You! Ghosts Galore Halloween Card

by Joanne James23. September 2014 20:00

As promised, here's my second post today as I wanted to share with you the card I made for this week's sketch challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary:

I love a sketch challenge and was intrigued by this unusual layout, which was crying out for the use of some washi tape with those bold stripes, something that is quite under-utilised within my craft stash at times. Anyways this was one of those cards that the minute I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do with it, so it took me next to no time to pull this card together. Here's my card:

I used a base of Sahara Sand for my card as this is the colour of the ghost DSP from the Motley Monster set, but as it's quite neutral used lots of splashes of Tangerine Tango to really bring this card together and prevent it from looking washed out. By the way, check out the faces on the ghosts on the paper - how cute are they?! In addition to the mat, I added a strip of Tangerine Tango Retro Fresh washi tape for the vertical band (I love how you can see the ghosts through it - adds to the spooky I think!) and then used a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock for the horizontal band, onto which I stamped my 'boo to you!' greeting. I bordered this with a piece of thick orange and white two-tone trim (I frayed the ends before adhering to the back of my panel so that it wouldn't have too much bulk). Lastly, I finished with a lovely Dazzling Diamonds sparkly ghost (thank you Mary Brown for the inspiration on a previous card of yours - love it!) I wanted my ghost to look towards the sentiment so cut the paper on the reverse using my framelit so that I could turn him over (hope that makes sense). I used one of the eyelits from the 'Chalk Talk' framelits to create the eyes and punched his mouth using my Crop-a-dile and adhered a piece of Basic Black cardstock to the reverse for definition, before adhering with dimensionsals.

The greeting I used on this card is from the 'Good Greetings' set that is currently available free with qualifying party sales of £200 or more for parties held between now and 31st October. This is such a versatile set - whilst this card has a definite Halloween feel to it, I think the 'boo to you' greeting means it would work as a nice 'Hello' card for this time of year. If you would like to earn this greetings set for free, I do still have a couple of slots available for parties in October so if you'd like one, do get in touch as soon as possible!

If you like this sketch, you should check out the other cards over at Create with Connie and Mary - there are some great interpretations and ideas of how to use it.

Back tomorrow with this week's Design Team sketch for the new challenge over at Colour Me...! and this week's Weekly Wednesday Deals!

Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
9/23/2014 9:34:32 PM #

Joanne, your card is just adorably frightful!  : )  Love the ghost paper and the glittler ghostie is the best! You gave him such a cute face!   I agree that this sketch was the perfect use for our washi tape!!  Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/25/2014 8:09:14 PM #

Thanks Margaret! The ghost, paper and washi were such a perfect combination for this sketch - you ladies are the best!

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Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
9/23/2014 10:17:35 PM #

Cute, cute! Love the sparkle on your ghost - even ghosts like to glam it up once in a while Smile Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/25/2014 8:10:22 PM #

Yes indeed Lisa - I've been trying to find a card for a glitter ghost ever since I saw one of Mary's the other week!

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Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
9/24/2014 2:25:31 AM #

I absolutely LOVE this!  The face on your ghost is FABULOUS and I love the ghostly dsp with the DELIGHTFUL orange stripes!  Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/25/2014 8:12:57 PM #

Thanks Mary! I loved your card with the glimmer ghost the other week and knew this would be the perfect opportunity to make one of my very own!

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
9/24/2014 3:53:14 AM #

Very fun card...LOVE that sparkly ghost and the Washi Tape and Thick Twine for your stripes!  Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/25/2014 8:13:47 PM #

Thanks Connie - I thought the sketch was unusual, but it was surprisingly easy to work with. Lots of great inspiration from you ladies too!

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Melissa L Davies
Melissa L DaviesUnited States
9/24/2014 1:15:40 PM #

What a sweet little shimmer ghost! Love what you did with the Baker's Twine! Thanks for playing along in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/25/2014 8:14:31 PM #

Thanks Melissa - so glad you like my cute little ghost!

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Deb
DebUnited States
9/24/2014 1:28:47 PM #

This is adorable! Love the sparkly ghost and that designer paper works perfectly for the background! Awesome card and great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/25/2014 8:15:06 PM #

Thanks Deb - I think the floating ghost and that DSP were made for each other!

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Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
9/27/2014 3:37:18 PM #

The ghost looks FABULOUS in the glimmer paper!  Something I would not have thought of having not seen your sample.  I am late with my comments, but thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge last week!  Congratulations on being in the top 3!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/27/2014 11:35:39 PM #

Thanks Lisa - he really stands out and looks even more sparkly in real life, as is often the way! A late comment in still a welcome one (we all have weeks like that, I know I do!) and many thanks for the congratulations on choosing me as one of your Top 3 picks - you girls are the best!

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