September 11, 2010

Halloween card for two challenges

Hi, there!
 How have you been in these days? It's yet like mid-summer here. :(
But, since passing away of the 9th typhoon Malou on Tuesday, it has been a bit calm. I wanna write here, "Autumn is just coming!!!" ASAP. How many days do I/we have to wait for it?

I had two biz-trips from last weekend to this Tuesday. Since then, I've been busy for my work. But I'm off today. So I could make a card for joining into both the Card Patterns sketch 80  - Thanks the Card Patterns for the great sketch! The left one is for this week's. I noticed it and had a lot of fun with this sketch before I went out. - and the Hero Arts September challenge Round 1. Hero Arts' September theme is 'Everything Autumn!' - Harvest, Halloween and Thanksgiving -. Also have a lots of fun theme! :)

Here is my Halloween card.
 This is a hybrid card. The center piece was used an easy way of masking - the ghost was stamped with oil based ink twice onto the printed paper, the selected area (by Lasso Tool) of the digital data was already removed and the edge of it was blurred by Photoshop. Other elements were a little 3-dimensional.
 This was my second time to join in the Card Patterns since last year.
*The actual color of the ribbon border is purple with emerald green stitching lines, and the stem of pumpkin is khaki green. Sorry, this photo isn't in good condition. 

Stamp used:
Hero Arts Tall Pumpkin / G5269, Stamp It : Halloween / CM004 (ghost & combats),
                Digital / Halloween Greetings
Other supplies:
Bazzill and core'dinations CS, 7gypsies Nottinghill PP, Hero Arts Tsugumi notecard
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink / Soft lilac
Ranger Distress Ink / Black Soot, Stickles / Starry Night, Distress Black Soot
Tim Holtz idea-ology / Grunge Sheet, Copic Markers, Color pencils, ribbon, Torchon lace

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful weekend!


  1. Fantastic design Tomo! Love all the highlights on that pumpkin!

  2. Really cute, Tomo, and that lace is so unexpected!

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  4. Thank you so much for your generous comments!

    To Lin:
    Oh yes, me, too! It wasn't presumed to use the lace for Halloween theme. I planned to use the die-cutted black paper piece by Fiskars Apron Lace border punch at the beginning. But I changed it since I noticed that one of the Card Patterns DT members used it. Isn't it fun to use the same one for me, maybe? ;)

    * I removed my previous post, because I mistook to write the name of the product etc. Thank you.

  5. Aw.. Tomo! Every time I come to your blog, I have this little "thrill" and you always amaze me with your creativity!! I love the masking and those little ghost peeking out!! You have inspired me to create more with that little fun ghost image! Thanks also for dropping by my blog. I know how limited time you have as your work does takes up a big chunk of your time! You rock with these challenges! So happy to see your posting!

  6. this is so cute! love the lace trim in it. fun card, Tomo!

  7. This is such a cute Halloween card, Tomo! Wonderful design and colouring! I love the touch of lace too!


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