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And there goes another weekend, so fast! I had a great weekend and hope you did too. Yesterday it was gloomy so I crafted in the morning and then went with a friend of mine to see the Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns at Westbury Gardens. I have to say that it was pretty neat! It starts at 7:00pm, with groups going through every 15 minutes and you can take your time and linger. It’s also pretty cool because at the end there is a walk through a completely overgrown path and then a nice walk along the pond. I took a bunch of pictures and I have a few to share with you. A nice bonus was that I got to see my Sandy who was there with some of her family!

The first one is the really neat sign that they have at the entrance.

Rise Sign

The next one is a really cool Edward Scissorhands made from a bunch of pumpkins.

Rise Burton

Up next is a really cool city scene complete with a set of subway cars.

Rise City

This last one I just thought was so cool, it is a very realistic wave.

Rise Wave

Now those were some pretty awesome pumpkins! I wish I would have brought a camera so I could have zoomed in to get a little closer but I’m so use to taking pictures with my iPhone I never think about a camera!

It’s Monday which means it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week we have a fun Halloween theme challenge from the lovely Nance…

Paper Players #166

I was going to do the treat holder but then I was possessed by the need to make a Halloween card with Gumball Green! The base of the card is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of Gumball Green. For the top and bottom of the card I cut out some Silver Glimmer Paper and Pumpkin Pie with the Large Scallop Edgelit Die and layered them. My fun little skulls are from the Halloween Hello Stamp Set and are stamped in Jet Black Staz-On and cut out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them securely to the Glimmer Paper. The greeting is from the Seasonal Sayings Stamp Set (which is a carry-over from last year’s Holiday Catalog) and is markered in Gumball Green and Pumpkin Pie. I used the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies to cut it out and another piece of Silver Glimmer Paper. Under that is a piece of Basic Black that I cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and embossed it using the “Vintage” Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I love Gumball Green for a Halloween card and the Glimmer Paper and the skulls are just fun! Thank you very much for stopping by to see my Paper Players card for this weeks Halloween theme challenge from Nance. Have a bearable Monday peeps! 🙂

Paper Players 166

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Specialty Ink: Jet Black Staz-On

Markers: Gumball Green and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write

Stamp Sets: Seasonal Sayings and Halloween Hello Clear Mount

Framelits: Chalk Talk and Labels Collection

Edgelits: Large Scallop

Embossing Folder: Spider Web (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Seasonal Sayings CM

Halloween Hello CM

Chalk Talk Framelits

Labels Collection Framelits Dies

Large Scallop Edgelits Die

Silver Glimmer Paper

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20 responses »

  1. This is an absolutely incredible card, Justin! Love that the skulls fit right into waves of the edgelit and that the points from the framelit fit right into the grooves of the edgelits. Great composition on this card. You are right – Gumball Green looks great on a Halloween card. Woo hoo!

  2. Hi Justin – Well I don’t have the artistic eye that Brian has (isn’t he amazing) but I really loved this card. The Gumball green, pumpkin pie and silver glimmer paper couldn’t be a more perfect combo for a Halloween card. And since I’m the Queen of Bling of course I love the glittery look of the silver glimmer paper. Nice job. By the way, once you retire you will LOVE Mondays! Great day to shop because it’s not so crowded.

    • Thank you Grace! You don’t need an artistic eye to know that you like something! Yes, Brian is quite amazing! I do love Gumball Green for Halloween! I thought the sparkle might appeal to your blingy side! LOL! I’m sure that if I didn’t have to work I would love Monday! 🙂

  3. Your card is a perfect reflection of a fun event! Thanks for sharing the photos. Have a great week!

  4. What spooky fun….both the pumpkin rise as well as your fun card! Thanks for playing—of course!

  5. Melissa Carrigan

    Wow, you did such a precise job if cutting out the skulls that it looks like they were die cut! Simply Amazing! Love the whole card. Have a great Monday.

  6. Love it. Your are quite a Master with those paper snips – I had to go back and read it again. What perfection – you have a very steady hand.
    Those photos are quite good, even if taken with the iPhone – even my son the professional sports photographer does take pictures with his…. they may not be as good as with his camera but I’ll take anything as far as my grandsons are in them! LOL
    Will this Monday ever end….?

    • Thanks Louise! I find a little fussy cutting relaxing! Strange huh?! I do love the iPhone for photos, I always have it with me so it’s quite handy. The night time shots and zoom are not the best but they aren’t bad. Thankfully the day is almost done. I hope yours was a good one! 🙂

  7. Cindie McDuffee

    What a great card, Justin. The 8 little skulls are great and I love the varying textures in this card. And I LOVE Gumball Green!
    Happy Tuesday, Justin!

  8. What a fun card! I love the way the skulls fit in the scallops, too. Great colors and great sparkle!

  9. What a unique and fun twist–both the use of the scallops and the repeated skulls…love it all and especially the use of the oddly addicting Gumball Green for Halloween! So glad you play along with us!

  10. OMG!!! Love this card! Love the Carved Pumpkin Patch! I wished we had one out here! What I love most about your card is that you used that cute skull guy 8 times! World Record! 🙂

    Shirley Pumpkin


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