A few weeks back we focused on Christmas here at Amusing Challenges – and this week I thought it would be fun to look at a holiday that’s a little closer: Halloween! Throughout the month I’ll have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc. This week your challenge is to use die cuts. I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner. August’s prize winner will receive 5 Cherry and 5 Petite Cherry sheets of A Muse Studio cardstock from me!
Cyndi did such a great job coloring this little scene from the A Muse Studio set, You’ve Been Booed. I don’t know if you ever saw this as a vintage Amuse set but during the Every Day is a Holiday sale you can get this set in a larger size than in the past. It makes it super fun to color and it’s 40% off! Normally Cyndi is all about bling and sparkle but I love the simplicity of this card. You can also see how nice the A Muse Studio cardstock is – colored on one side and white on the other. Here Cyndi used Grape and Melon cardstock. She finished it off with some raffia (how fun!) and a button from A Muse Studio.
I ended up using quite a few different cardstocks from A Muse Studio on my card! Here is Pebble, Orange, Seattle, Seattle Petite Polka Dot and Seattle Chevron cardstock. I also used some washi tape from the Halloween collection and onyx/white baker’s twine. For the stamp sets I used Toil and Trouble and then white embossed a sentiment from Tiny Treats. Both are from A Muse Studio’s Every Day is a Holiday sale.
In complete contrast to this layered card, my next card is pretty simple but features some masking. I had some tickets laying around from another project, they were cut from Lime A Muse Studio cardstock using their Ticket Die. I stamped them with one of the ticket rubber stamps from That’s the Ticket, also from A Muse Studio. Then I masked one of the tickets, in a reverse mask where I cut out the inside of the image so I could use just part of the spider web from the stamp set, You’re a Scream. The jars and mice are also from that A Muse Studio set (which is ALSO on sale during the Every Day is a Holiday sale) but they did not require masking. The black patterned paper is one of the new prints from the 6×6 Fiesta paper back that made it’s debut in the new A Muse Studio catalog. It’s a simple card but I love the pop of lime with the black/white!
PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge. It’s a “die cut” challenge, so please join us before Sunday, midnight!
It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!
■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.
■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.
■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)