Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Color Throwdown #164 - Boo To You

Verve just released the most adorable Halloween set yesterday -- Boo to You. I know, surprise!! Here's the thing: due to manufacturing delays, the current supply is limited. More sets will arrive in the coming weeks, but they're not guaranteed to be here in time for Halloween. So if you’ve got to have it, grab it fast!

My card is also my guest designer sample for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge, #164, hosted by Broni! Hope you'll join us!

Check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Color Throwdown design team:

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter - Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper
Keva Brown - How Now Brown Kow
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion

 For my card, I opted to incorporate the colors in small amounts against lots of white. The damask pattern is from Echo Park's Apothecary collection. The kraft circle behind the ghosts was done with a Spellbinders Picot Circle Nestabilities die. The ribbon tails are all Stampin' Up ribbon and the black ricrac is by May Arts. I cannot for the life of me remember the source of the green pom-pom trim, but it sure is fun! I dotted some two-way glue onto the ghosts and sprinkled with Stampin' Up's Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Paula- and Linda-style. The dry embossing was done with the Seeing Spots embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

Wishing you a beautiful day ...


Stamps: Boo to You (Verve Stamps) 
Paper: Papertrey black, kraft, vintage cream, and rustic white card stock, Echo Park Apothecary collection 
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Pumice Stone Distress Ink 
Accessories: Stampin' Up circle punch, Spellbinders Picot Circle Nestabilities, two-way glue pen, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter, SU ribbon, May Arts black ricrac ribbon, hemp twine, foam adhesive, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots dry embossing folder, pom-pom trim (unknown), corner rounder, Papertrey button
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


  1. This is just soooooo cute! I love the row of ribbons, it's so clever! This is a darling set. :-)

  2. LOVE this card! Love the ribbons and the pops of green!

  3. Holy guacamole this wonderful!!! I love he incorporation of the bits of ribbon to bring in color! Totally brilliant. I am so so loving this and I LOVE that new Verve set!

  4. Preciosa, Amy, me encanta como la has diseñado. A mi me ponen esos sellos y no sabria por donde empezar.

  5. This is fabulous! I love the ribbon banners, embossing and fun pom pom trim with the cute ghost image and sentiment!

  6. You just never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!! Love the pom poms and embossed spots. The row of ribbons is fabulous!!! Set-sentiment is adorable (just had to have it, LOL!!)

  7. Wow, beautiful card !!! I love the colours !!!
    Best regards Berdien

  8. The little ghosts are just precious, Amy, and I loooove how you used the ribbons and ball fringe...such an adorable, shabby, Halloween design!!!!

  9. So cute! Love that green pompom trim! FUN!

  10. LOVE those ghosts! And your stunning design, Amy! Fabulous card!

  11. I just love this! You always put together the elements on your card perfectly! Adorable ghosties too!

  12. Oh My! that's beautiful! love that black and white DP in the back ground it really starts the mood.

  13. This is fabulous! Love all your elements, especially the ribbons!

  14. What a great Halloween card, Amy! Not many people can take cute (the ghosts) and build such a beautiful, elegant card around them! Love how you used the ribbons too!!

  15. Adorable card! It's a perfect candidate for Moxie Fab's Texture challenge (whole lotta fun texture going on here). ;)

  16. The colour combo is great, and that all white made them pop out even better :-) I see you must have a ribbon in any colour needed! :-)

  17. You knock my socks off every time, Amy! This is fabulous! LOVE the chenille trim and the ribbon flags! Too cute!

  18. Love the layout, Amy! Those ghosts are too fun!

  19. That vintage cream paper embossed with those great big dots against all of those lush colors is just perfection. Love the look and texture of this card Amy!

  20. Oh, how cute! And what a clever arrangement of the elements. You're the best! Love it!


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