Friday, July 15, 2022

AYSI279 Trick or Treat

Hey, peeps, happy Friday!  Time for a new As You See It challenge, and it's going to knock your socks off!  Check it out: 

Well, when I saw those colors and the cool background in the inspiration photo, my mind immediately went to the little Halloween silhouette images in the new Scary Cute stamp set.  Now, if I was to re-do this card, I probably would have used the larger silhouetted children instead of these three little wee ones, but I had already put some time into this one, so I just went with it!  Here we go:

I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock because I wanted to use my Blending Brushes and ink really blends nicely on that cardstock.  I blended all the colors just like the photo, then stamped my treaters in Stazon Black ink.  The reason for my initial dissatisfaction is that they look like they are floating in midair instead of traipsing around the neighborhood!  PLUS, I made a big smudge on my original stamping of the sentiment, so I ended up stamping it again on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, diecutting it out and blending it a bit too.  

(I have a confession:  the sentiment actually has two lines, and I cut it in half to make it work for my card!  It's easy to fit back together on a block if I want to use both lines, but I just wanted a single one here!)  The sky looked so plain; I wanted to add some stars and a moon but didn't know what would work on the already-inked surface, and I remembered I just got this die called Labels Aglow and it has this amazing edge die which just happened to fit my panel perfectly!  After diecutting it, I added some Silver Glimmer paper behind it and diecut a moon to pop on the front!  I added a Basic Black mat and it all went on a Basic White card:

Defnitely adds some interest and sparkle!  I hope you'll find something fun to create with this interesting color palette!  It's good to be challenged, and I definitely was with these colors, but I am happy with the outcome!  So come play with us at As You See It!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Scary Cute
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Black, Petal Pink, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer (ret)
 Ink Petal Pink, Polished Pink, Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Stazon Black
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stamparatus, Cracker Treat Box Dies, Scary Silhouettes Dies, Labels Aglow Dies, Blending Brushes, Stitched Rectangle Dies


Wendy said...

This is so adorable, LeAnne! Love how you made this work for your challenge and those little trick or treaters work perfectly! Love the colors and your blending! TFS Happy Friday! :)

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, you have NAILED IT! You couldn't have found a more darling silhouette if you tried - and maybe they are floating on that sugar rush from all their treats? Die cutting that edge was just the perfect trick for adding these sparkly stars and moon!
I'm going back for another look - SO CUTE!!

Tracy Grauer said...

Everything came together beautifully! The little wee treaters are perfect!

Linda Callahan said...

Yep knocked my socks off! Adorable card and fabulous background!

Heather said...

Love this so much, LeAnne - so completely adorable! Such a perfect little Halloween scene, and I laugh out loud every time I look at it - and love that starry sky!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet Halloween card, LeAnne! Beautiful job of blending and I love those sparkly stars and moon!

Jane Knudsen said...

These colors are perfect for a Halloween card! I would never have thought of that and yet when I see your little people - I was like - brilliant! And then you did the sparkly sky! Crazy good!

Lisa Elton said...

How CUTE are they! What a darling card, LeAnne!

Jan Clothier said...

Such a cleverly done card! Love the way you've used the Labels Aglow die.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Your trick or treating trio is so cute LeAnne against that fabulous starry sky! It made me take a second look at this set for sure. I love it!

Heather Cooper said...

Trick or treating on Halloween - the perfect occasion for these colours! And what a great way to get the stars! Love it!