Monday, October 12, 2009

Christmas meets Halloween = Versatility


Versatility, mixing & matching or just looking past the obvious uses of some of your stamps not only stretches the dollar but makes your stamp investments so much more valuable. Although I don't have to justify my stamp addiction purchases to DH, sometimes I have to justify them to MYSELF. Take another look at the card I created today. The orange strip of patterned paper was created using stamps from a Penny Black Crystalline Christmas Stamp set....I am trying real hard to NOT HOARD the Hero Arts pearls that I placed in the center of some of my images. Are they not FUN.
Click on the photo to enlarge or better yet, click on the highlighted text to check it out over at ABC Toys & Crafts
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at ABC Toys & Crafts but Hurry, sale ends Oct. 24!
..........Supplies I used...........
Stamps: Penny Black (crystalline), Inkadinkado (haunted birdhouse), Imaginisce (snag em Spooky)
Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas (coastal culture black flocked stripes), Crate Paper (orange polka dots), Karen Foster (spider web black)
Cardstock: Stampin Up (basic black, confetti white, orange)
Ink: Copic Markers, Momento (tuxedo black), Stampin Up (basic black, close to cocoa)
Tools: Martha Stewart (leaf punch)
Misc: Hero Arts (black pearls)

15 comments:

Golden said...

Marvelous!Oh the detail! You color so well. Those stamps are to die for thanks,looks like I am going shopping.

NinaB said...

Versatile indeed, and beautiful too. You totally rock these Halloween cards.

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a stunner ,love the stamps and the gorjuss papers you have used
hugs Dawnxxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is fabulous! i love the leaves around that button! now THAT's creative!

i've been great! have you seen my art???? would love for you to check it at (tho' i'm still on the "raw" side). just click here the boutique the shopping, then art of stef hughes! and let me know what you think!

hugs,

Cindy Haffner said...

So fun and cute.

Georgia said...

Justine, I love your card. The papers are great! Neat way to dress a button!

Mina said...

I love that stamp so much its fab...your cards always have an arty feel to them...just stunning
Mina xxx

Martha said...

wow, amazing card!!
love it.
uhhh thanks for the enabling ;)

Danni said...

Very fun card!!

Charlene said...

Very cool card Justine! :)

Jaspere said...

Wow this is absolutely awesome.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Ca-YUTE, girlie!! Love that you made those Christmasy stamps look Halloweenie!! You're such a clever girl. The colors on this are amazing - you inspire me to think outside the box. Congrats on the Guest DT spot on Paper Maniacs - can't wait to see your projects!!

Gina said...

I love the way you used the Christmas stuff for a Halloween card, very smart! It is the same way at my house, I only have to justify my purchases to myself, it makes my hubby laugh when I try to tell him my reasoning behind a purchase.

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, this is amazing. Love how perfect the snowflakes look with the Halloween image! Your detailing could not be more perfect!!

Justine, I was not familiar with Paper Maniac until you became a Guest Designer. I think I am in love. Between ABC and Paper Maniac I may be broke.

Erin Smetak said...

This is so cute! You know I'm all about versatility! Now you just gave me some ideas!!!! Love that branch punch! ;) Isn't it perfect???!!!!