Would you like to create a Halloween card this year but don't have any Halloween stamp sets? No worries - help is on the way! I am going to show you how to combine your stamp sets to create a Halloween theme card idea. (I was inspired by a card design by another Stampin' Up! demonstrator - I liked his idea but wanted to add my own details and technique to the design)
The way to begin is to think colors - what colors do you feel are Halloween related? Start with these colors in mind and then have a look at your designer paper - do you spot a pattern that uses your color ideas and might have a design that could work for Halloween? Don't be confined to one pack either. I look through my catalog for the colors I have in mind and discover ways to combine paper packs!
Next, have a look at your stamp set collection for phrases that might work for a Halloween theme. I remembered that I had the Itty Bitty Greetings set, and it had the perfect phrase for my card. Things are taking shape!
I created the perfect Sheltering Tree Halloween card idea for you to try; it also features a stamping technique that you can learn on my video tutorial underneath.
Here are some of the products I used - click on any of these small photos to link over to my online store:
Sheltering Tree Halloween card
Stamp sets: Sheltering Tree (137163); Itty Bitty Greetings (146667)
Ink: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Paper and cutting dimensions:
Basic Gray: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; two pieces 1/4" x 6"
Crushed Curry: 1/4" x 6"; scrap for phrase
Country Lane (147804): 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White: 3" x 4 1/4"
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles framelits (141705), Stampin' Sponges (141337), Silicone Craft Sheets (127853), SNAIL adhesive, Paper snips
Here's my video tutorial - listen closely to my tips along the way!