Hello and welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Sketch and Card post. Today we are flashing back to October 2008 and a fun Halloween card I made for my son. The fun part of this project was using a card sketch that I created. Let’s take a look!
Sketch 3 and a Halloween Card
I am tired of doing homework this afternoon so I took a little break to work up a Halloween card for my son. I used the card sketch pictured below that I created a few months ago.
The stamp set is from the Making Memories Halloween Foam Stamp & Paint kit. The house is stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot while the tree is stamped with Vintage Photo. I used a gold ink I received with some clear stamps from Joann’s for the fence. The moon and spiderweb on the inside is stamped with Versa Mark. The fence, moon, and spiderweb were also heat embossed with clear embossing powder. My first thought was to use a ribbon but I decided the fence stamp would be a better choice. It still represents that element of the sketch, but makes more sense with the spooky scene.
Here is a photo of the inside. I really like how the spiderweb turned out. It’s there, but in a subtle sort of way.
Here’s a close-up of the house. I added some texture to the roof sections by inking the stamp and then dragging a toothpick through the wet ink. Looking at the stamp itself, it didn’t look like there was any change, but you can see it on the image.
And here’s a close-up of the tree and part of the fence. I stamped and embossed the fence first, and then added the tree. This gives the illusion that the tree is planted behind the fence.
Thank you for joining me for today’s Flashback Friday Sketch and Card post. This was a fun little card to put together and my son loved it! Have you ever used foam stamps before? This was my first, and last time using them. I personally think they work better with paint rather than ink. It is a fun little card though. Let me know in the comments below what your opinion on foam stamps is. Have you ever used them on a card project? If so, how did they work for you? Until then, have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see you back in the craft room again real soon!