Boo! for Pals Paper Arts

This week’s sketch for The Pals Paper Arts is perfect for just about any occasion.  Since the weather has turned cooler, and since I’m enjoying lots of fun color combinations lately, I decided to let Halloween take center stage for this week’s project.  Here’s my card:

Bite Me, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA224

And here’s the PPA sketch that inspired my project:

PPA224 Oct 16

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Gradated Stripes.  The sketch calls for three bands across the face of the card, so I delivered three bands (I’m sometimes good about following a sketch).  Rather than just show three patterns or three coordinated colors, I decided to gradate my bands from dark to light (my eye goes from the darkest band and moves up the card).  More on that in just a second – see how I keep you wanting more?  🙂  If you like this color combination, feel free to save this:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Simple Spider’s Web.  This spider’s web is from Bite Me, one of the photopolymer sets that’s not in any catalog – it was offered last year on a “while supplies last” timeframe.  Guess what – supplies are still lasting, so you can pick it up today!  The “boo” and spider are also from this set – perfect for a spooky (or beautiful) Halloween.
  • Tangerine Tango Epoxy Stickers.  These expoxy stickers are from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Kit.  I love them!  Four sizes in four colors – I chose to put all four of the Tangerine Tango ones on the face of this card – and (I promised you I’d come back to this) – I attached them from largest-to-smallest from the bottom-up to coordinate with the gradation of the paper.  These shiny, little stickers really add a special “wow” to this card, don’t you think?

Bite Me, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA224 Bite Me, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA224

Stamp Sets:  Bite Me  Papers:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Whisper White  Inks:  Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango  Accessories:  Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessories Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon punch (for banner tips)

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  1. You never cease to amaze me. You have such a wonderful design eye.

  2. This is on of my favorite Halloween cards this year.

  3. Cute card and the spider web looks sort of real . I have these Epoxy stickers too ! I love love them ,but don`t want to use them because they will be ALL GONE !
    Please ask SU to make some more in other colors !
    Wish I had known this set was still available sooner ….my Halloween cards are already made and mailed !

  4. This is one of my favorite Photopolymer stamp sets, love, love that spider and her web.
    The design is fabulous, this is a CASE card in every sense of the word. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Nice card and colors. I agree with Sonny, SU should consider adding epoxy dots to their arsenal. They add so much, just like Candy Dots.

  6. Love the card Brian. The colors are great with the addition of smokey slate. Fallish and hip. Would like to try this color combo too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Super card David, I love the PL touches.

  8. Great card I really like the stamp set also wish I knew it was still available before now.
    You do have great ideas and thank you for sharing them.

  9. Awwww, love it BRIAN!!! SPOOKIE,
    Hugs Frenchie ,

  10. Really fun, Brian! Love how your color layers worked with the sketch. The PL dots are super cute too. Thanks for playing this week!

  11. I love it! And now I want those epoxy stickers, darnit!

  12. BOO TO YOU!!!! Great card….loved the circles!!!

  13. Such a cool Halloween card, Brian! I love the color combo as well as the dots.

  14. Great card, Brian! I love your choice of colors and those enamel dots are awesome on this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

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