PPA320 Sketch Challenge – Halloween Card

Hi Stampers. Happy Harvest Season!  If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am a Finance Manager at a winery.  We are in full blown harvest season.  It’s been a busy month.  September seems to have flown by!  I can’t believe that in just a few days it will be October.  That means that Halloween is fast approaching.  I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, but I saw this idea of dressing the owl up in a pumpkin costume on Pinterest and thought it would go well with this weeks Pals Paper Arts sketch.

Stampin' Up! punch art owl in a pumpkin costume Halloween card

This weeks sketch called for the two bars, one across the bottom and one along the right side. I started with a Tangelo Twist card base (5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″) A current color would be Pumpkin Pie, I’m just using up some left over card stock from the recently retired in colors. I then added a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Basic Black card stock that I dry embossed using my Big Shot and the Lucky Stars embossing folder. For the bottom bar I used 4″ x 1.25″ strip of gold foil paper and 4″ x 1″ strip of gold glimmer paper.  For the side bar I used a 5.25″ x 1″ strip of Basic Grey card stock and a 5.25″ x .75″ strip of black glimmer paper. I used a 1.5″ circle punch to cut the moon out of Crushed Curry card stock and sponged the edge with Smokey Slate ink and a sponge dauber.

Stampin' Up! punch art owl in a pumpkin costume Halloween card

I used the owl builder punch to punch the owl out of Chocolate Chip card stock and the eyes out of Whisper White card stock.  I then used the .75″ to punch out 4 circles from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I sponged the edges of each circle with a Pumpkin Pie ink and a sponge dauber. I layered the three over his belly as and drew the face on the pumpkin with a Basic Black marker. I cut the fourth circle in half and used half as his hat. I used the bird builder punch to punch the leaves out of Garden Green card stock and glued them onto the back.  A drop of mono adhesive was used to attach the eyes to the owl and the pupils were drawn on with a Basic Black marker.  The owl was then attached to the card with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! punch art owl in a pumpkin costume Halloween card

The inside has a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the greeting from the retired Good Greetings stamp set. (It was the only Happy Halloween greeting I owned…)  For the bottom bar I used a 4″ x 1″ strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock and a 4″ x .75″ strip of black glimmer paper.  I cut the end with paper snips to make the flag.

Stampin' Up! punch art owl in a pumpkin costume Halloween card

I finalized the card by using a Very Vanilla envelope and some retired DSP to line the envelope.  I hope it inspires you and that you pop over to Pals Paper Arts to try your hand at this weeks sketch challenge.

I have provided links to all products used in this project in the gallery below.

Happy Stamping,
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