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Sunday, October 9, 2016

It's a Charlie Brown Halloween PP316

Hi friends, welcome to another week with The Paper Players!  Where our sweet friend Sandy has an awesome color challenge for us.  Next to sketches, color challenges are my next favorite!
 
I was trying not to go in a Halloween direction because that was the first thing that came to mind and I wanted to do something different.  Well, that different something ended up in the trash bin and I took the easy way out...Halloween! 
 
This sweet little [retired] stamp set, Happy Scenes, always reminds me of a scene from a Charlie Brown episode.  Charlie Brown was a staple holiday favorite of my childhood so maybe that's why I like this set so much!  The Wild Wasabi cardstock is embossed with the Petal Burst folder and popped up on the Happy Scene image.
The stamp was heat embossed in black and colored with [retired] Blendabilities markers in Wild Wasabi and a Stampin' WRite marker in Pumpkin Pie.  I did use the lightest Soft Sky Blendabilities marker to outline the tree and horizon line for emphasis.  You can't see it here but I also washed the tree with clear Wink of Stella.  I swear I can't make a card without it!
I repeated the scene and coloring on the inside--this time without the heat embossing.  Left it blank for a sweet handwritten note!  I think my daughter might send this to her bestie who, sadly, moved out of state last year.

My Paper Player besties have some great projects lined up for you with Sandy's colors so be sure and check them out.  We hope you will join the fun before our challenge closes on Friday, October 14th at Noon (PST). 

The Paper Players Design Team
 
 

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Adorable card Nance, I too love this little stamp set, like the way you set it off with the EF background. Of course the inside is as cute as it can be!

LeAnne said...

This is just the sweetest card...I am glad you opted for the Halloween version, it's wonderful! I think I might have to get this EF....I have been resisting it but it is wonderful here! Love the little scene inside and out, and how you used the twine as well. Just a sweet card all round, it makes me smile!

laurie said...

I really like that embossing folder...looks so awesome on your card! Cute Halloween scene...love the design too.Really sharp!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Your sweet scene is perfectly framed by that embossingfolder! Beautifully done inside and out!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance this is so darn cute! Love love love the EMOSSING .. I keep forgetting to get that EF...then I see it and LOVE it! Your little Charlie brown tree and pumpkins is adorable and inside and out and I especially like the colors and 3D window effect. Hugs

stampwithsandy said...

Nance I love this little scene, especially inside the oval frame! It's absolutely perfect for the colors. I love Charlie Brown too, The Great Pumpkin and Charlie Brown Christmas! I even have the soundtrack, lol!

Jaydee said...

Nance this is an awesome halloween card. your shading under the pumpkins is fabulous. The scene you created is perfect and I love that you provided so much texture on the front layer. the twine is the perfect finishing touch. Very CB :-)
hugs
jaydee

Joanne James said...

This stamp set is a favourite of mine too Nance - I love the way you framed your perfectly coloured scene with your petal embossed front in green. great use of the baker's twine to bring the whole thing together too. A fab card!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I just love that gorgeous embossed frame for your fabulous Fall scene. You are right, it makes me think of Charlie Brown. A favorite of mine, too! Super card, My Friend! XX

Colleen Begley said...

Love how you've used this set, Nance. Perfectly colored and perfectly framed!