Love at First Bite

As a child, our family vacations were mostly trips to visit with family. On one occasion, though, Mom and Dad saved up to take us to Disney World – what a treat! If you have ever been to Disney World, you are left with vivid impressions of the experience – you remember very specific things (colors, smells, feelings…that kind of stuff). I have many of those memories, but I vividly remember the beautiful, framed silhouettes outside (and inside) The Haunted Mansion. Some of them came to life – and all of them were beautiful in vintage gray, silver and black. That childhood memory was the starting point for the card I’m sharing with you today – a spooky, but beautiful, silhouette:

Scary Cute, Fabulous Frames Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King, cute Halloween card

I stamped the little vampire from the Scary Cute stamp set over and over with my Stamparatus to ensure a solid black image on Smoky Slate cardstock. How sweet is that scary vampire?!

Scary Cute, Fabulous Frames Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King, cute Halloween card

Here’s a look at the Scary Cute Bundle, a Halloween 2022 must-have:

Scary Cute Bundle, Stampin Up! 159852The sentiment on my card, also from the Scary Cute stamp set, is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and surrounded by a trio of elegant Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Here’s a closer look:

Scary Cute, Fabulous Frames Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King, cute Halloween card

I framed the silhouette of the vampire with a silver foil frame, cropped with the oval frame in the Fabulous Frames Dies, a stand-alone set of dies in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022 Annual Catalog (it’s not paired with a specific stamp set). Here’s a look at this fun set of dies:

Fabulous Frames Dies, Stampin Up! 159163The focal base of my card is a Basic Black and Basic Gray design from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, a mega-pack of 48 pages of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Papers is a grand variety of colors and designs. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper:

Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King 159651You can never go wrong with black, gray and silver. It’s a perfect combination for Halloween or weddings. OK, maybe it’s not perfect for birthdays or baby showers, but it’s an elegant combination for almost anything else. If you like the mix of silver foil, Basic Gray and Basic Black as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Silver, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Stamps: Scary Cute  Papers: Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark  Accessories: Fabulous Frames Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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  1. Adorable but actually elegant at the same time. I love addition of the silver and the gems. Makes the design very “grown up” ♥️

  2. This is my favorite of your Halloween cards this year- & that says a lot since I love them all! It’s classy w the silver, black & gray. I especially love the frame. Great design too, Brian. Thanks for sharing your inspiring work! Hugs❤️

  3. The silver FRAME is genius. Love the sweet sillouette, too!

  4. I love this and I love e the haunted house at Disney! The silver frame is fabulous!

  5. I love the Haunted Mansion! You nailed it! Such a perfect card!

  6. So Scary Cute!!!

  7. I know you don’t like scary Halloween cards, so this is very scary cute! Love the silver frame and little trick-or-treater. Enjoy your day!

  8. I LOVE this card. I love the Haunted Mansion from Disney and when I go there I always go through the ride several times. This card is so awesome and so reminds me of Disney. I must case this card. Great job.

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