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Scary Skeleton September 18, 2009

Happy Friday stampers.  It’s time for another one of Beate’s weekend sketch challenges.  You can see Beate’s sketch HERE if you want to play along this weekend.

stampin up demonstrator harrisburg pa-1-4For this card, I used Stampin’ Up!’s Scary Skeleton stamp set.  I stamped the image in versamark on Basic Black cardstock.  Applied White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Heat to set with Heat Tool.  Colored in with White uniball signo gelpen. 

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I repeated the above process twice so I could cut out only the head and adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional. 

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I didn’t want the Basic Black cardstock main image piece to be as large as the skeleton image.  It was just too much for the cardfront.  I left the feet of the skeleton by cutting out around them to match up with my rectangular size.  I added paper piercing around the basic black main image rectangle.  To add some Pumpkin Pie color to all of the black and white, I used my Color Spritzer Tool just to add a subtle splash of color.

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If you look closely, you can see that I colored in some of the white circles to the Night & Day Designer Series Paper.  I also used my Sanding Block to distress the paper.  The sentiment tag has a couple layers:  base created with Night & Day DSP and Matchbox bigz xl die; second layer created with a window sheet from Night & Day DSP and Matchbox bigz xl die; top layer has the stamped sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with my Small Oval Punch.  Added two black brads and attached to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also added Pumpkin Pie ink to Whisper White Organza Ribbon.


You can see more samples for todays sketch at these blogs:  Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Lori, and Sharon.   



STAMP:  Scary Skeleton stamp set (113244 $13.95 set of 4)

PAPERS:  Basic Black cardstock (102851), Whisper White cardstock (100730), Night & Day Designer Series Paper (116768), Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper (115677).

INKS:  Basic Black ink (101179), Versamark Pad (102283), uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen (105021), Pumpkin Pie stampin’ write marker (105115).

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot die-cut machine (113439), Matchbox bigz xl die (114890), Small Oval Punch (107304), Spritzer Tool, Mat Pack (105826), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Vintage Brads Assortment-black brads (109109), Sanding Blocks (103301), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Heat Tool (100005), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319).

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Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!


7 Responses to “Scary Skeleton”

  1. Ahh, Mr. Bones — he’s too cute, MJ!

  2. Oh my gosh! Those bones almost rattle! Whatta fab job of cutting! Love ‘them bones’!


  3. This is adorable MJ! LOVE that skeleton!

  4. Cindy Major Says:

    Love the dyed ribbon! Totally cute Halloween card 🙂


  5. Way to go, Mary Jo! (No rhyme intended, but now that it’s out there it’s mighty cute!–just like your card!) This is TERRIFIC! TFS!

  6. Beate Says:

    That is too stinking cute, MJ!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs and smiles

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