This cute Halloween vampire is the icing on the cake for this DIY greeting card.  I have to confess this isn’t my usual style.  I try to make my samples using one or two stamp sets, but today I used all my Halloween sets to create this card for you.  Take a look at all the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! has to offer for Halloween.  The twist will be using some of these as the year progresses – be sure to check back daily as I already have some great ideas to share with you.  Hint: Ghoulish Grunge will be in more projects between now and the end of the year when it “goes away” for awhile.

The inspiration for this card was not a sketch!  I know – this week has been about sketches, but I decided to play the Fab Friday challenge and that was a color challenge:


Lucky for me these are the same colors Stampin’ Up! preferred this year for all their colored Halloween products.  For this card the inside got fancied up too.  Take a look:


I love to decorate the inside of the card!  Since I went wild on the front I felt obliged to go over the top on the inside too.  This inside not only has my usual trim of washi tape, but I layered the Whisper White on an extra mat of Old Olive to coordinate with the front of the card.

And for the final touch – drum roll please!


I added a strip of Halloween Night Washi tape to the Whisper White Medium Envelope.  This truly is the complete package – now to decide whose address will be on the front of the envelope next week!

QUICK TIPS:  Just a few of notes for today’s card – First, I use glue dots to attach the glimmer paper to the card stock.  The backing on the glimmer paper is kind of plastic and difficult to get snail or Fast Fuse to attach.  If you want to keep this layer fairly flat then I recommend glue dots.  Second, in case you missed it the spider web stamp from Ghoulish Grunge is not that large.  I stamped it straight on in the lower right corner far over to the right.  Then I twisted it and stamped it again to the left of that image.  This gave me a bigger web to add the headstones and vampire.  Finally, be sure to color the shoe laces in so that your Halloween vampire’s outfit is complete.

Do you enjoy coloring with Stampin’ Up! Markers?  Be sure to check back tomorrow for some tips on how I colored the cute Halloween Vampire.


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Thanks for stopping by today – tomorrow – marker coloring tips!
Have a great Friday – Linda