Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #244

Hi there everyone and welcome back for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge!  I am the hostess this week and the challenge theme is Mad for Plaid!  That's right...plaid or houndstooth....two of my favorite patterns, especially this time of year.  You can read all of the details here.

I decided to make a Halloween card since Thursday is the big day!  I don't usually send out Halloween cards but I have made a few to have around the house.  I have a curio cabinet that I like to decorate for the seasons and I like to keep a few seasonal cards in there and that is where this one will go.  I also just could not resist working with this darling stamp set...the images are so adorable!  

I used the two pumpkins, flourish, and a sentiment from the Witching You a Happy Halloween stamp set.  You might have noticed that I gave the larger pumpkin a little "face lift"....lol.  He had a carved face too, but I only wanted one to be carved so I just did not ink that part of the stamp.  Isn't it fun when you can find a new way to use a stamp?  I colored them with Copics and fussy cut them for my image panel. I used a couple of new Spellbinder sets that I just received in the mail...perfect timing!  I thought the intricate dies would look great in black for Halloween and I used my black houndstooth paper behind my stamped images.  The little flourish stamp makes a great pumpkin vine and I added a little sparkle to it with my Atyou Spica clear pen although I don't think the photo picked it up.

That is quite a happy face, isn't it?  So are you inspired to make your own plaid or houndstooth creation now?  Make sure you check out all of my team mates creations....I am sure they have all worked their magic and given you plenty of wonderful projects to see...and make sure you leave them a little love on their blog while you are there!  Alrighty, so now let's see what you create for our challenge....I can't wait to see!  :)  Make sure you link up your creation for a chance to win a prize and remember....you can increase your chances by using a Flourishes stamp!  Happy Creating and see you next time!  


Dies:  Spellbinders sets-  Labels 28, Card Creator Enchanted Labels 28, Card Creator 5x7 Matting Basics A & B
Other:  ribbon, Atyou Spica pen, Scor tape, foam dimensionals

And these Copic Color Combinations:

And YG91


  1. WOW! I absolutely LOVE EVERYTHING about this card, Katie! The colors are scrumptous, the dp patterns are beautiful and classy, your coloring is amazing, and the layout rocks! Great idea to leave the carving off the largest pumpkin, and the swirly flourishes behind them are just plain cool! One of these days we have got to get together in person and play so I can see how you come up with your fantastic cards! :)

  2. What a phenomenally beautiful design for your challenge, Katie! It is just SO fall and so lovely. All of your layers are beautiful! I have been thinking about you so much lately and hope you are doing ok. Thank you for your sweet note. I haven't had a chance to reply yet. XO

  3. Absolutely love this Katie! Love the layers and colouring. Perfect design and combination of patterns. Love your black and cream houndstooth.

  4. This is a gorgeous card, Katie!!!

  5. Goodness... look at all those lovely layers! Its the most beautiful Halloween card I think I've ever seen. Drool... wonderful card this week.

  6. Gorgeous, Katie! The fabulous background colors and patterns are the perfect backdrop for your awesome pumpkins!!

  7. What a beautiful Halloween card. Love the fancy die cuts. :)

  8. My gosh you are a design master girl. The layers are amazing and the pumpkins look great. Nice improvising with the face/nonface. What a fabby card to get to drool over. Thanks! ;-)

  9. Stunning card, Katie! I love the elegant layers...so beautifully executed, everything is just right, nothing is over done. WOW! And don't get me started on that flawless colouring...again, WOW! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Nice to know I'm not alone. LOL.
    Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  10. wow- a really great creation. Your cards are so beautiful! Love the dies, the mix of paper, and cool extras! Hugz - lots of them!