Sunday, September 25, 2022

Retro Halloween

Hello friends and happy fall!  Our leaves are changing to their brilliant colors, and the temperatures have definitely taken a dive.  I love the colors of fall, but I am not fond of what's coming after.  But I'll stick to the "here and now" and share this quirky card I recently made.  It follows the sketch from The Paper Players Challenge.  
I started with the giant Candy Corn Shaker die from Frantic Stamper, but I opted out of making a shaker card this time.  You can see the previous shaker card I made using this die here.  Instead, I chose to use patterned papers found in my scrap box.

I added the black cat from Elizabeth Craft Designs and a very old button die set from PTI and My Favorite Things.  The little bats are shaker elements from the Candy Corn die set.  This card kind of has a retro feel to me, maybe it's because most of the products I used today are oldies and have been discontinued for a while.  I was feeling sad that my old supplies get overlooked.  

Here's the inspiration sketch:

And you can play along here at The Paper Players

I'll also be adding this card to Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Marcia Hill said...

It's good to get those oldies out sometimes and have a play, and they definitely came together to make a FABULOUS Halloween card Birgit! The dsp you used on the candy corn is perfect, and the cat, bats, and button all add to make this quirky card so much fun...LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

Darlene said...

OMG what a fun & fabulous creation Birgit ... love it! Well done on the sketch!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Two Old Bats challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


Anonymous said...

Birgit, I love your candy and how you used different DSPs to create it. The addition of the cat, the twine and the birds really finishes off your card beautifully. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week

Claire Broadwater said...

Birgit, this is so fun! I love that big, patterned candy corn and the little black cat. They little button die and twine add so much texture. I love retro cards. So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Lisa Elton said...

What a cute mix of pattern! This is a delightful card, Birgit! I'm with you on the season that falls fall. We went from 87 to 60 in a heartbeat this past week. I hope we don't drop into winter that quickly ~ yikes!!

Conniecrafter said...

I like how you show how you don't have to make a shaker if you don't want to, fun halloween card!

Lena said...

Such a sweet Halloween card. It really is too cute to be spooky - my little granddaughter would love it. She doesn't do well with spooky things :-)

Nancy Penir said...

No tricks, all treats on your darling Halloween card. Patterns are perfect together, and that sweet little critter tripping across the front is adorable! We're still in the 90's, and wishing for relief!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is a perfectly sweet Halloween card Birgit - I love your mix of patterned papers and cute button embellishment! Sometimes it's good to give old favourites new love. Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!