I’m glad I was swapping with Ann and Susan, because as I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t have any Halloween stamps from the current catalogs! But while my friends designed their swap cards independently of one another and they used different stamp sets, they did use the same colors of cardstock and ink, so these two cards look especially nice together:
Ann, who is the leader and upline of our 24/7 Stampers demonstrator’s group, designed the pumpkin jar card on the left. Susan, one of our newer demonstrator members, absolutely loves DSP (Designer Series Paper) and she used the brick wall pattern from the Halloween Night Specialty pack on her card.
Here are the main colors that Ann and Susan used on their cards. You can click on any swatch to see other coordinating products:
Did you notice the background in the picture? That was my small contribution to the Halloween spirit; I did get a package of the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper from the Holiday Catalog. I’ve got a weakness for sparkly things; I just love that stuff! I’ve already got some ideas for how I’ll use it – keep watching the blog!
Ann did a couple of neat things on her Jar of Haunts card; she used the wire bail from the Jar of Love photopolymer stamp set in the regular Annual Catalog, and she used one of the watercolor swashes from the Work of Art stamp set to make the orange background for the pumpkin face inside the jar. I also like how she used a Daffodil Delight circle up in the top corner for her sentiment that does double duty as a full moon.
Susan told me that her birthday is near Halloween, and that when she was a little girl she always had a Halloween-themed birthday party. So, it’s her favorite holiday and it brings back lots of happy memories. In addition to the Mr. Funny Bones stamp set and the Halloween Night DSP, She also used the new Halloween Night Enamel Dots in the corners of her stamped panel – those are Perfect Plum, and the set also includes Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie dots.
Here are most of the supplies that were used to make these two cards. Click on any picture to see more. But you can see everything in the entire Holiday Catalog by clicking on the cover image on the right-hand sidebar!