Trick or Treat – TOBH Challenge

Can you believe it’s June already? This card is for the Two Old Bats Halloween Blog Challenge. I gave the inspiration board a bit of a try this time around. You do not have to follow the inspiration board, it’s just a little push to get your creative thoughts flowing. For this challenge, you just create a project with a Halloween theme, that’s it! Easy Peasy!

I used The Rabit Hole DesignsMesh Optical Illusion for the background. I think it adds so much texture and interest. Look closely at this stencil, the openings are not symmetrical, they are wonky and I love it! It kind of reminds me of a pair of mesh panty hoses, LOL!!! The images are a printed transparency that is super old (like 18 yrs old). I colored the jack-o-lantern with alcohol markers on the wrong side of the transparency. Be patient, the markers take long to dry. Die cut is by CC. Designs and I got it from Artful Angel Store, it’s called: CC Designs Circle Die.

NOTE: There are affiliate links in this post at no extra cost for you, but that helps me to keep growing in this industry. Some of the products I used were provided by a company for me to create a project and share with you.

A RAK in use and some Halloween cuteness!

It’s the middle of the month, which means a little reminder about the “Two Old Bats Halloween” Challenge! Halloween it’s getting closer! YAY! So get your cards ready. The challenge is an open challenge with a Halloween theme. The gals always have a cool inspiration board, let me share that with you.

As you can see I got a bit of inspiration with the pumpkins but instead of little kids dressed as ghosts I got a cute mummy! The image was a RAK I received from my friend Kellie. THANK YOU GURL!

supplies: pumpkins punch by EK Success, image RAK, glittery black paper behind the pumpkins from my stash. I am including a closeup so you can see the inside of the pumpkins and how they shimmer.

Boo! – Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

These fantastic gals (Darlene and Diane) decided since there are all year ’round Christmas challenges to have their own year ’round Halloween one! I am joining them and I couldn’t get any more excited! The new challenge blog is called TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN Challenge. I may have a few challenges done ahead of time! LOL!!

It is a monthly challenge and the theme is ANYTHING HALLOWEEN! But of course we do have a beautiful inspiration board that you MAY use if needing a bit of a push in the inspiration/idea department.

Here is my card, I didn’t use the inspiration this time, because I wanted to use these pumpkins!

supplies: Pumpkin/Jack-o-Lantern punch by EKSuccess, “BOo” die cut by Sizzix, Pattern paper by , white pen by ZIG, old piece of ribbon.

I am guilty, I joined the slim card train! Super simple card, I loved that pattern paper, even though it’s not Halloween themed the colors cannot be any more perfect for a Halloween card. I paired it with this EK Success punch. This punch is pretty unique, you can punch the plain pumpkin (not pictured), the pumpkin with the lines and the jack-o-lantern… all with just ONE punch. I finished all of the die cuts (and even the stars of the paper) with a little white highlights with a white pen.