Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Haunting

This week’s Lawnscaping challenge is to create a card with embossing. I just got the new Happy Haunting set from i {heart} papers and couldn’t wait to try it out. I created a simple, spooky scene featuring a few of the set’s images.

I started out with a navy blue night sky and added a pair of striped paper rolling hills at the bottom. They’re machine stitched across the tops for a little contrast. The set’s tree was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock, colored with Copic markers, and cut out, then added to the scene.

I made a big moon for the sky from a die cut circle embossed with a polka dotted pattern for craters. Two of the set’s ghost images were stamped on white cardstock, then embossed with a smaller dot pattern and cut out. They’re sprayed with a little shimmer spray for a spooky sparkle. I used dimensional dots to add them to the sky. I wanted to add a few stars to the sky, but the set didn’t come with any. Fortunately, the Plus One set does, so I used it to add a few random stars twinkling in the sky.

I wrapped some yellow baker’s twine around the bottom of the card, finishing it off with a bow. The set’s “happy haunting” sentiment is stamped in dark blue ink on a yellow strip and attached over the twine. I layered the scene on a green card base--not the traditional Halloween orange, but I think it works!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting and Plus One stamp sets, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk inks and Frost Shimmer Spritz, Copic markers (E23, E25, E33, B000, B0000), Echo Park Dots & Stripes-Metropolitan 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders circle die, QuicKutz Polka Dots embossing folder, Divine Twine Lemon Yellow baker’s twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Night of Navy and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Encore Silver ink (Tsukineko); Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); sewing machine


  1. This is super cute! Love the color scheme and the big embossed moon with the cute embossed ghosts. Fabulous Halloween card! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping!

  2. I really love your card, its gorgeous! Good luck with the challenge x x

  3. This is just super cute! Yes, it works ;).

  4. This is adorable! I love your striped hills! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!


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