Friday, August 17, 2012

A Not So Spooky Card / NAC#7/ My Challenge #35

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*Don't forget to check out this post for my Blog-Versary - Give-Away. It will be open until Midnight August 23, 2012.*

Hey y'all. Happy Friday. I hope you've had a great week and have lots of fun stuff already planned for the weekend. I'm hoping to get lots of stamping done and other than that just chill.

I thought today's card would be relatively Quick & Easy when I sat down to make it last night. In theory, I guess it should have been. In reality it involved making templates and doing math and I was really soooo over it, before I was really over it. I stuck with it though and in the end, while it's not going to make my favorites list any time soon, I  still think it's cute.

Halloween Card featuring
Spooky Bingo Bits
 I thought I would make this pretty straight-forward as far as the stamping went and maybe be able to use it as a class card. Uh-No! I was going for a 3-D/shadow-box kind of effect. Way too involved. It might work however to just stamp and then punch out a few layers. I may have to try it again. Another reason I'm not thrilled, my first stamp the spider web was not centered. I knew I should have bought the Clear-Mount set and saved some dough, but I thought it would be too much to keep changing out the blocks. *SMH* Oh well, you live and you learn. At least I haven't bought the Jolly Bingo Bits yet. :)

I started with a base of Basic Black. I matted my  Pumpkin Pie c/s with a piece of Whisper White and then sponged the W.W. piece with a little P.P. for some additional dimension. The P.P. layer was adhered with bits of Dimensionals and then the whole panel was adhered with Tombow. I used our new Small Scalloped Circle Punch, in our Holiday Mini, for the circles. Each of the images was stamped with Black Staz-On. I let Tink have her little bit of fun with each of the images. A simple knotted piece of P.P. Ribbon completes the front.

Here's the sketch I used-

 I kept the inside really simple since I felt like the front had enough going on-

But, you know I still had to make it cute. This is the first time I've used the Spooky Bingo Bits set and it really has the cutest images. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I hate how it looks crooked in this picture. :( It's really cute in person. I love how the letters kinda go up and down.

Well, that's all I have for you today. Don't forget to check out Nacho Average Challenge's site and play along. You still have time. Also don't forget to click on the link at the top of my page so you can get in on my Blog-Versary Give-Away. There's still time for that too! :) Hey, I'm also in the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop, make sure to check it out below. :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated. I love hearing form you so if you liked today's card or have questions, I hope you'll leave me a comment. They really do make my day! Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

I hope you have an Amazing weekend full of Family, Friends and of course Creativity. Come back soon and see me again or better yet subscribe to my feed and I'll come to you. I've got lots of cool projects and cards coming, so I hope to see you back real soon. Till next time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,

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  1. WOW!! I can imagine all the math involved!!

    but, it was worth it!! The card is to-die-for cute!!! Love it!

  2. Cute Card!!! Thanks for playing!!! Love this idea!!!

  3. Congrats on your soon-to-be 1st Blog-Versary!!! That's something to celebrate. I think your Halloween card is cute! I've got The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop on its 3rd week and would love for you to join me - I'm also following your blog from SC and would love if you'd follow mine!



  4. Well, everything looks great, Shannon! I think you did a fabulous job on this card, and you clearly handled linking it up with my blog hop just fine. Thanks for adding your card!




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