When I saw the ColourQ combo #309, I thought of modern and elegant Halloween. I spotted the Woodland embossing folder on my desk and thought grey trees could look nice, so it was the starting point of my cards. I thought the MFT sketch #247 would work well to show the trees, because of the wider panel, and then I went hunting for a sentiment that would be big enough to fill out the space in the center. I spotted the You're So Sweet stamp set. It's not an Halloween set per se, but there's a sentiment about goodies in there that ties nicely to Halloween candy. This sentiment is meant to be paired with some new Framelits dies we now carry, but since I don't have those myself, I got creative and die-cut the sentiment with the Deco Labels Framelits dies instead. I added Candy Dots and Silver Dazzling Details on each sides.
I also liked the idea of the banner sentiment, layered in two colours so I decided to make two different cards. The background cardstock was stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp (now retired) to match the tree image, and the tree panel was matted with Silver Foil Paper.
By the way, have you tried out the new Archival inks SU! issued in the Holidays catalogue (in Basic Grey and Basic Black)? They are awesome and stamp beautifully. I highly recommend them.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Juste comme ça (You're So Sweet), Woodgrain
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Silver Foil
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Tuxedo Black Memento, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Deco Labels Framelits Dies, Neutrals Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Silver Dazzling Details, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, White Medium Envelopes,
Sponge Daubers, Mini Treat Bag Framelits Dies