Halloween Scenes Edgelits for FabFri98

On Friday, I shared my project for this week’s FabFriday color challenge – Basic Black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie.  I used this decidedly-Halloween colors to create a sweet way-to-go card – you can see that project here.  While creating projects this past weekend, I decided to give these colors a spin on a spooky, fun card.  Here’s my 5″ x 4-1/2″ card:

Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Mr Funny Bones, Gorgeous Grunge, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin PieTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies.  The spooky tree is the focal point of this fun Halloween card, don’t you think?  The tree is part of an Edgelits Die, which means it is designed to crop along an edge.  Framelits and Thinlits tend to crop out an entire image, while an Edgelit crops a border.  This framelit cuts out the tree and crops along the grass, but it doesn’t cut the base of the ground so you can crop the tree anywhere on a piece of paper.  The die, essentially, crops out the portion of the paper above the ground line and tree.  I created cropped the tree out with a Layering Circle Framelits Die – you can see that project here.  The negative space can be just as fun to use on a project.  🙂

    Spooky Fun Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Spooky Fun Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Background Texture.  Perfect Plum, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie are represented in the background of this card.  I started with a striped black-and-white page of Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack – the Basic Black pages are my most-used pages from these stacks.  I inked up a Gorgeous Grunge stamp with Perfect Plum and separately with Old Olive and stamped around the paper.  I went back with another stamp from that same set and stamped tiny dots of Pumpkin Pie in the background.Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Mr Funny Bones, Gorgeous Grunge, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Mr. Funny Bones.  I’ve used this sentiment before (it’s the only stamp I’ve used from the Mr. Funny Bones stamp set), but the stamp set is quite a great set with whimsical sentiments and adorable images.  Not only can you build an adorable skeleton with this set, but there’s a candy skull, a crown and a top hat and cane.  Before you pass on this set (if you don’t care to build a skeleton), please make sure you take a close look at the fun sentiments:

    Mr. Funny Bones, Stampin' Up!

    Mr. Funny Bones, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Mr. Funny Bones, Gorgeous Grunge  Papers:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks:  Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive  Accessories:  Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Precision Base Place, Big Shot Die Brush, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Mr Funny Bones, Gorgeous Grunge, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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

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  1. I think YOU are Mr. Funny Bones! Lovin’ the cool stamped and striped background and very scary scene!

  2. Cool DSP….those stripes look great overstamped with the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday (again!)!

  3. Waouh … really great !! It is a very beautiful card and remarquable use of “Gorgeous Grunge” stamps.
    I love it !
    Thanks a lot, Brian !

  4. Gorgeous Grunge is my most used stamp set! I am in absolute love with your striped background, Brian!!

  5. WELL, I think everybody is giving the Gorgeous Grunge a thumbs up !
    At first I thought you had found a new die because it looked like cut outs to me ! I like your card and also liked the other one you did using the negative and Basic Grey .
    Also ….thank you for pointing out images or dies that are in sets that can be used other than for seasonal projects !

  6. Love it Brian, lol. Your tree is so stunning, and I totally love the background paper! Totally trying that! Thanks for posting at Fab Friday!

  7. Stamping that paper is GENIUS. Just like you!

  8. Using the different colors with the gorgeous grunge is so fun! Love how you did the sentiment.

  9. Yep, I’m totally on using Gorgeous Grunge on striped DSP….what a great idea for a background!

  10. Aren’t you the clever one with your use of the challenge colors in the white areas of the striped DSP. Love the bony font of your sentiment too. This is one clever card!

  11. I love it when you doctor up DSP! The splotches on the paper look terrific! Great card!

  12. Ohhhhhh! LOVE this so much! It’s super cute and super spooky! <3

  13. Very cool card!! Love the DSP!! 🙂

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