Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Hybrid Halloween {PP160}

Hi everyone!  I hope you're having a great weekend.  Our daughter is already back in school so we're off to the races again in our house.  :-)  Today's card features the sketch I designed for this week's sketch challenge over at The Paper Players:
Fun, eh?!  I knew that I wanted to use some Witches' Brew Washi Tape for the diagonal elements so I went looking for some Halloween papers and stamps:
Turns out that I don't have any current Halloween DSP or stamps so I decided to make my own in My Digital Studio (MDS)!  To make the background paper I started with a 4" x 5.25" design that I filled with Smoky Slate.  I added the Happy Halloween sentiment from All Holidays Stamp Brush Set, colored it in Basic Gray (made it slightly lighter) and repeated it all over the background.  This isn't as difficult as it sounds because in MDS you can use copy and paste to quickly cover a broad area.   I added a spider web from Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Brush Set and some Ink Splatters.
The sweet Halloween kitty is also from Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Brush Set.  I gave him a 100% drop shadow in Whisper White to achieve the moon glow look.   I printed both the cat and background paper on Whisper White and cut and punched to size.  I just added the Washi Tape, Natural Ribbon and some punched chevrons to my digital "paper" to complete this hybrid card.
Not to let the inside go unfinished, I inked a sentiment from Seasonal Sayings with markers and added more Washi Tape and some Smoky Slate spots from Gorgeous Grunge. 

Be sure to stop by and visit the rest of the Design Team for some spectacular inspiration!  Then come back and join us at The Paper Players before the challenge closes on Friday, August 30th at Noon (PDT).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team



LeAnne said...

Fun, fun, fun! I just LOVE this MDS kitty and how you created the moon and your BG paper! Great sketch!

Marisa said...

Great take on the sketch!

Nancy said...

Absolutely adorable Halloween card. I wish I could use MDS more often, never seem to use it and you do such a great job!

stampwithsandy said...

LOVE this Nance! I love the MDS kitty, too, and all your texture and details. Great card!

Diane - said...

Nance Love your Kitty and washi tape card So cute. Really the like the kitty eyes. I agree with mom... great job using the MDS. I have so much of that and never think to use it for cards! hugs

Jaydee said...

Awesome job with the hybrid card, Nance. I hadn't thought about creating a background in MDS. Fabulous card

Unknown said...

What a lovely Halloween card.
Very creative.
Linda :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

TOO cute, Nance! I love that you used MDS to make such a fun Halloween creation. I am in the same boat about not having any of the current Halloween stamps, too. I always forget about utilizing MDS. Thanks for the inspiration to use the program more often. Hugs! :)