Spooky Fun with a Cute Ghost

Two weeks ago, I shared a super-fun Halloween card for the FabFriday sketch challenge.  The card features a large circle with a spooky Halloween scene – you can see that card here.  In my post for that card, I shared how I had pulled the focal scene from an abandoned card that I couldn’t get to work with the background I had created.  Today’s card showcases that abandoned background, repurposed with a different focal image.  Here’s my card:

Spooky Fun, Sweet Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Halloween card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Super-Simple.  This card essentially consists of a piece of Halloween Street Specialty Designer Series Paper (cropped along the strip of the paper), a sentiment that’s stamped along the line of the paper and a fun focal image.  There’s a lot of white space on this card, but it works really well because there’s so much to look at on the base of this card.  I showcased the small ghost on a slightly-larger gray circle to add space between the ghost and the bold stripes on the designed paper.
  • Spooky Fun and Sweet Home.  The paper is fun, and the placement of the sentiment is fun, but let’s be honest – the sweet ghost steals the show on this card, right?  The ghost is pulled from my Sweet Home photopolymer stamp set.  You may have seen the adorable 3-D houses from this set all over the catalog and internet – if you haven’t, you should Google search them because they are adorable.  While this card doesn’t feature a house, it does feature a small element from this bundle.  If you want to see more, check out Stampin’ Up!’s video that showcases this great bundle:

  • Halloween Street.  The base of this front panel features a gorgeous, striped piece of Halloween Street Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love the balance of colors and simplicity of the design.  The pack of papers is filled with some great pages, including two pages of gorgeous, silver-embossed images.  The designs are cute (and some are creepy) – a perfect starting point for a card, don’t you think?Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets:  Spooky Fun, Sweet Home  Papers:  Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Archival Basic Gray  Accessories:  Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Spooky Fun, Sweet Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Halloween card

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you like this sweet Halloween card.


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  1. Love the stripes, and the angled sentiment, but the friendly little ghost steals the show. So cute.

  2. adorable and spooky

  3. Cute card today. The repeated sentiment on the diagonal is a great touch. Will try it in a card soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. SU has the greatest Halloween sets this year. All of them can be both cute and scary. I really love the way you put the Happy Halloween saying on the diagonal across the top of the DSP! Of course, fall colors are my favorite so I am a little prejudiced that way. Fab card by a fab designer. Thanks for sharing Brian.

  5. Such an adorable card! It’s spooky simple! I love the way the sentiment and the angle of the stripes play together!

  6. Great colors ! Cute little ghost ,but he or she looks so lonely floating out there all by itself ….
    I love all of the dies ,etc. SU has in the catalogs ! I have another list growing for an order . That is why I like seeing what everybody is using and how they use it that I did not think of ….like your mentioning looking at the various things in the little house sets . I will get a set of dies or stamps just for one thing sometimes !
    Cute card !

  7. Adorably spooky! I love your layout and your use of DSP.

  8. I love your style, Brian! Thanks, too for the wonderful color swatches. They are so easy to use in choosing color palettes. You are the best!!!

  9. Adorbs!

  10. Hello Brian: I love this adorable set, one of my favorites for Halloween. As always your layout is spot on highlighting this “spooky” fellow.
    Those house dies look so darn tempting, sheeesh!! 😉
    Thank you for sharing.

  11. This is very, very scary material to have on your blog! LOL! It’s the cutest ghost ever!

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