Sunday, August 11, 2013

Boo!.../PS Sparks Trend Watch Challenge: Sheer and Clear

This one stumped me. I admit it. I had absolutely no idea what to do with this challenge. And then I watched Savannah's video about transparencies on the Virtual Smooches blog. Then I got to thinking. Then I got an idea. Or two. This card was one of them:

...the inside:

...and the inspiration photo:

I got to thinking that ghosts were kinda sheer. So I found my little ghostie stamp and stamped her on vellum! (I believe she's a she because of those thick eyelashes!! LOL!) I die cut and adhered a Paper Smooches shopping bag and after fussy cutting her, I adhered her with some foam squares. Made to look like she's jumping out of the bag, hence the "BOO!" sentiment! I used the negative of the Labels 14 Nestie and finished the inside. (Use those negatives! Don't throw 'em away!)

Well, that's all I have for now. I may have to go back up to my craft cave and make something else. (grin!)
Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Spookalicious, Graffiti, Birthday Sampler (exclamation point); Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday (Happy Halloween)
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Basic Grey - Persimmon
Card stock: Recollections (kraft); DCWV (smokey gray)
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik; Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue; Recollections - foam squares
Accessories: Spellbinder's Grand Calibur & Labels 14 Nestie; Paper Smooches - Shopping bag die; Recollections vellum


  1. WOW!! Such a Neat Card!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and I hope you'll play along again next week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  2. Love your interpretation of the inspiration photo! Those little ghosts are cute!!

  3. Fabulous idea, I would still be sitting trying to figure it out. Super cute card.

  4. Cute! LOVE that paper bag! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  5. Great card Chris!! That ghostie is so cute!

  6. Aww, ya...bring on the Halloween! I am in heaven! LOVE this cutie pie card, Chris! I think the ghostie in vellum is a brilliant idea!

  7. So adorable and I can hardly believe how quickly time is passing. Before we know it, Halloween will be here.

    Thanks so much for dropping by.

  8. EEEEK! Congrats on your shout-out :) And omg, cutest ghost ever :) Love her peeking out of the bag! (And man, I *almost* bought the bag die...)

  9. OH MY OH MY! I looooooooooove that you were inspired by my video! That makes my day!!!

    I love love love that little ghost coming out of the bag---ACK! How adorable! TOTALLY clever! Congrats on your feature-- you deserve it!

    THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Trend Watch-- hope you play along with us this week at the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge <3

  10. Awesome! The little bag is adorable and the ghost flying out of're a crafty genius Chris :)


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