header.gif (12,818 bytes)


Skipping Stones Design :: Sketch Designer :: SSD44

Hey Everyone! How was your weekend? I hope it was refreshing. Mine wasn't too shabby, but an extra two days would've been nice! But, I did get a chance to party with some friends, hang out with my sister, shopped at IKEA, and even crafted a bit! What more could I ask for...really?!

Today, I have {another} Halloween card to share with you. I'm surprising myself over my desire to create for Halloween. This card used a sketch I created for Skipping Stones Design (see below). I used their Boo stamp set for the witch hats and sentiment, along with some Graphic 45 patterns! Here's how I made the card.

  1. Trim patterned paper to about 4" x 5.25", then add twine decorative trim.
  2. Tie saddle stitch ribbon around patterned paper into a bow.
  3. Stamp hats on purple cardstock, then stamp on rust cardstock. Trim hat border from rust cardstock and paper piece on purple hats.
  4. Cut out hats and string on twine with mini clothespins. (I painted a few clothespins before this project with white acrylic paint.)
  5. Stamp sentiment on olive cardstock strip and adhere.
  6. Adhere paper to an A2 card base.
  7. Add zig zag stitching randomly so it looks like sutures!

Stamps :: Skipping Stones Design - boo
Ink :: Tsukinkeo - memento black
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - linen, ripe avocado, terracotta tile; Stampin' Up! - eggplant
Patterned Paper :: Graphic 45 - hallowe'en in wonderland (square hare)
Embellishments :: May Arts - twine; Crafts Supply - mini clothespins; Papertrey Ink - terracotta tile saddle stitch ribbon; Offray - green twine trim

So, here's the sketch I made! It's sort of strange, but you never know what you can come up with until you try! If you have a banner you want to create, it's perfect to use, so give it a try and link it up on SSD's blog! If you find you're loving their stamps, some are up for grabs on Embellishes Background Stamping Color Challenge too!
This is my last sketch for SSD. I had fun creating the sketches both creatively and digitally! Thanks for having me again Skipping Stones!

You all take care and as always, thanks so much for showing me some love and stopping by!


Julie said...

Those little hats make an adorable banner, Ashley! So cute!

Savitri said...

So awesome!!! Cute card and the sketch is great too! It's simple which means lots of possibilities. I hate sketches that are detailed -- seems limiting :)

~amy~ said...

absolutely magnificent!!

lovemyshoes2003 said...

Girl.... you are shining love it

Anonymous said...

Adorable!!! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card Ashley! Love all the lil' witch hats! What a fun sketch!

Brenda said...

adorable, Ashley! I've had a great time playing with your sketches this month and seeing the awesome cards you made with the SSD stamps. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Barb Turpin said...

I adore those little clothespins! Very creative with the witch hats!

Pat said...

That is just too cute, using the banner to hang hats on. Love the layout and the bG paper, too.

Hugs, Pat

Kelley Eubanks said...

Super cute card!!

Charlene Austin said...

OMG! The witches hat on the clothes pins!! BRILLIANT!! Can I bid on this one too??? heehee.

Joy said...

Such a fun card Ashley, love it and so fitting for the holiday that you have ahead.

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh this is super cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a fun card. Love those hats hanging. :o)

Anonymous said...

Girlfriend, this is amazing!!

Blog Design: Girly by Design