A Spooky Halloween Scene for FabFri97

You already know that I periodically scrap projects midway through creating them.  Sometimes the images I’m working with just don’t work with a challenges – sometimes I’m just not feeling inspired by the images I’m working with.  I try not too throw those items away and keep them in a little bin (affectionately called my Bucket of Lost Dreams) at the corner of my desk.  I go back to that bin periodically – it’s often a great starting point.  I love when I can use those pieces in a project I love.  That’s the case for this week’s card for the FabFriday – I used this previously-created scene as the starting point for this really fun card.  Here’s my project for this week’s FabFriday challenge:

Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Spooky Fun, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri97

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

FabFri 97Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Spooky Fun Bundle.  As you flip through all the great, fun Halloween products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog, you might miss the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies.  They are highlighted in a small square at the top of page 52.  While there are four Framelits that coordinate with the Spooky Fun stamp set, the tree and fence included in the set of Thinlits are the most versatile and funnest.  These Thinlits can be used all year long – not just Halloween.

    Spooky Fun Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Spooky Fun Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Pieces Parts.  The image that’s the focal point of this card is created with the tree from the Halloween Scenes Thinlits Dies and several circles.  Here’s how I build this image, starting with the top and working my way down:
    • I cropped the tree with Basic Black cardstock, using my Precision Base Plate to get a clean, crisp image.  NOTE: The base of this tree is an Edgelit – while the top of the grass is cut away, the space below is left uncut.  You have to position the die where you want it on the page or snip away at it after.
    • I ran the tree through a large circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, position it just inside the circle to crop away the base and cut away the branches that will be inside the circle
    • I cropped a piece of Crushed Curry with a circle punch.  I ran it though the Big Shot with the Layering Circles Framelits to crop it along the edge of the Framelit, too.
    • I cropped a Basic Gray circle with the same circle Framelit die.
    • I cropped a Basic Black scalloped circle with a die from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.
    • All of the above images are glued to the layer beneath them – the entire thing is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a Whisper White base.Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Spooky Fun, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri97
  • Going Gray.  With all the colors in this card (Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Whisper White), I chose Basic Gray for the base of my card.  Why?  Not only is Basic Gray in both the center image of the card, but it’s in the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Because it’s the base of the scene I’ve created in the middle of this card, the Basic Gray base of the card adds a bit of dimension – almost like you are looking straight through all the layers of cardstock beneath behind the tree.

Stamp Sets:  Spooky Fun  Papers:  Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Crushed Curry  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Halloween Scenes Thinlits Dies, Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Spooky Fun, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri97

I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday challenge site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Atlanta WCMDThere’s still room – but not much room.  When Pam and I set out to organize this year’s World Card Making Day event (we are holding it a month later to coincide with Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Local event in Atlanta), we set our expectations high.  We are thrilled with the registrations so far but still have some seats left.  If you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and plan to be in Atlanta for the OnStage Local event, we’d love for you to come one day early to have fun with us.  If you’d like more information about our event, please CLICK HERE.

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  1. Wow. Pick my jaw up off the floor. This is a gorgeous Halloween creation. xo

  2. What a great Halloween card, Brian. I love your scene and the gray with the striped DSP really set it off. Thanks for the tips about cutting the Crushed Curry piece and the trimming the tree limbs. Love this card.

  3. So striking with the moon tucked behind the silhouette of the tree. The pretty paper background layers “skewed” are perfect!

  4. Wow, what a bold image! I think this is my favorite Halloween card I’ve seen all season!

  5. Cute ! The more I see you use it the more I am liking the gray addition.
    It does add to the spooky theme ! Love the dies !
    Happy Friday !

  6. I love your style, your talent, and your personality! I think it would be fun to see which card you made when you first rejected this tree scene for something else. This card is great!

  7. AHHHHHH! I may have to run and hide in the closet after seeing such a scary card! LOL Brian – this is one of the best Halloween cards I’ve seen this season! Love it!

  8. Totally adorable! And spooky too…lol! Isn’t it the best when a card part what doesn’t work on one projects is the perfect fit for another! TFS!

  9. What a {swoon} gorgeously spooky night! I love your style with this, Brian…especially the way you “kiltered” that gorgeous DSP!

  10. You had me at the tilt of the DP. I love the tree and the moon and the colors to boot.

    I sent you a post about ugly sweater cards. Oh, I would love to see what you come up with!

  11. I feel like walking right into that moonlit scene you created! Well done!

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