Since I am on vacation and knew I wasn't going to be able to participate in this week's sketch challenge, I made a card to share using the very first Waltzingmouse challenge sketch: Remember this one? WMSC#1
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I loved that embellishment layered over the cut-out circle in the sketch.
Since my kids are grown, I don't have any kids to craft with or make Halloween cards with. I do, however, have a girlfriend with a 10 year old daughter who loves to craft. So, this will be the third holiday I have invited her over to my house so she can make little gifts for the kids in her class. We are going to make Halloween bookmarks this year. Her teacher is very health conscious and is not going to allow any of the kids to bring candy to school. Eek! Halloween with no candy! Hard to imagine, but she was excited to know we were going to still be able to make something for her to give to her friends.
Here is the card I made for Allyson to invite her over to make bookmarks:
I used an orange card base and Halloween patterned paper left over from last year with a large circle window diecut with a Spellbinder die. Since the orange ink didn't show up well on the black patterned paper, I cut an acrylic circle and stamped directly onto it. I had to heat set it a little to get it to dry, but it is very bright and shiny in person. Since Allyson can't wear any Halloween costumes to school, I made her a little badge to wear the day of her party. She loves pins and badges, so I know she will be excited to wear it. Here is a close-up of the badge:
I used Waltzingmouse stamps Halloween Party for this card and lots of black glitter to make the badge sparkle. The card has a spiderweb diecut border and lots of distress ink to give it a spooky feel. I also added some sparkly bats from Halloween Party to fly across the sentiment focal point. I know Allyson will have fun making bookmarks with me and I only wish I had discovered this hobby while my own kids were young enough to enjoy it!