Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #27

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! Before I get to it though, I wanted to make sure you all saw this post on Karen's blog - a very interesting read!

This time around, our challenge was chosen by Beth and is "Nicely Negative" - stamp your image using white ink on black or other dark cardstock. Check out the Challenge Blog for lots of awesome samples and ideas on different ways to get the look!

Here's my card outside:

I used the Happy Halloween Fhiona set and a sketch from Taylored Expressions.

I stamped the skull image with Papertrey's white ink on a piece of black patterned paper, let dry thoroughly and cut it out with a rectangle Nestie. All the paper edges were distressed with the edge of my scissors and I also sponged a little white ink on them as well. The spider strip was cut from another piece of PP and the border was done with a Martha Stewart punch. I cut the BOO letters with my Cricut and covered them all with black Stickles.

Here's the inside, part 1:

I got the idea for the framed pop up from an *awesome* blog I recently came across called Extreme Cards and Papercrafts. You all really need to check it out. Seriously.

The Haunted House is from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and the bats are from the Doodlebat font Boo Ya. I brought the house image into Make the Cut and did all my designing there (did I mention how much I LOVE this software?!). After I cut out the pop up piece, I stamped the sentiment from the same set in white ink and used a little bit of sponge to smear it around a little. I also smeared white ink all over the rest of the piece too to look like a cloudy, misty night. The hanging bat has yellow Stickled eyes and is hanging by a bit of black sewing thread.

And finally, the inside, part 2:

I just did a zig zag stitch all the way around, distressed the edges and stamped the little spider. The final touch was to add black brads in all the corners to hide the wonky stitching there.

Other challenges: We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks!! You don't have to use YNS images on your card, but if you do you'll get a double entry in the draw!

Also, the challenge hostess will choose her favorite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge "Top Pick" blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks! You must use a YNS image to be eligible to be chosen for Top Pick.

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!


  1. Such a wonderful and colourful design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck.
    xx Vee

  2. Oh these are wonderfully spooky! :) Glad you joined us at Wee Memories!

  3. Can I say wOW Wow wOw! This card is so fantastic! Thanks for making this challenge look so great! Beth

  4. I so love your creation!! The distressing and the stitching on the first with the spooky images!! Love the pop up idea!!

  5. I love the stitched detail that you did. It just added another element to your pop up Halloween card! Great job! TFS! Have a great week!

  6. wonderful job Maureen, the zigzag stitching really pulls it all together nicely! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  7. AWESOME card, Maureen!!! I just love everything about it!!!

  8. This is just AWESOME Maureen what a fabulous Halloween creation inside and out!

  9. Great window pop up idea!

    Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

  10. Hi Maureen
    OMGosh Beautiful pop up card and the house is very spooky, this is a superb card and thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

  11. Oh my gosh this is awesome!

  12. Great take on the challenge...I love all your details. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2

  13. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  14. Wowza! Love this card...inside and out! Thanks for playing the WMC!

  15. What a fantastic card!
    Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

  16. Awesome cards! I love the way the huanted house came out! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  17. Awesome card, thanks for joining us!

  18. great Cards, Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  19. WOW! What a cool way to make the house 3D. VERY creative! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week! xxD

  20. Great Haunted House. Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge.

  21. What a great card. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.


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