Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Spook Dracula

This card turned out a lot cuter than I was expecting it to. I'll tell you all about it, but first, here is this week's sketch:

As most of you know, I don't really "do" Halloween. However, when my daughter first saw the sketch, she automatically associated it with Halloween. Sadly, I didn't have a punch that had the spiky look shown in the sketch, so I picked one that I though might look somewhat like a spider web (NOT). It ended up look more like lacy than a web. Fear not, though, I forged on (grin).

Oh, lest I forget, here is a picture of this week's lovely challenge prize: 

I truly had no idea what I was going to do for this week's card. I decided to get the basics done and see what popped into my head. After picking the orange base, I found the main DP in my scrap bag. I was a little disappointed with the border punch. The upper row and lower row seemed to be lining up pretty accurately, but then shifted slightly towards the end. I just had to put my OCD tendency aside and forge onward.

I used my Spellbinder oval sets to cut the orange oval and the black matting oval. After adhering the two together and placing it on my card, I went in search of what to do next. I don't have a lot of Halloween stamps, images or embellishments, so I was not sure what was going to work. To my surprise, I found an unopened package of Provo Craft rub-on decals. I picked the little Dracula and one of the pumpkins. Everything came together right cutely. The sentiment is a stray sticker that I also found in my meager stash.

Have fun with this sketch. You do not have to have a punch that looks like the one in the sketch. That's just an example, so don't let it intimidate you. Show us your imagination and your creative skills. 

Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and have a look at the other DT programs. If you want to get more details about each, simply click on the DT's name and a direct link will take you to their individual blogs where they will explain what they used and what they did.

Have a great week! Happy crafting!


  1. This is fun with that great border and cute little dracula! What I like most is the cool striped paper that really puts me in the Halloween mode for some reason! Great take on the sketch this week and not too awfully scary either :)

  2. Fun card! I'm not much of a Halloween person either. Has to be cutesy!

  3. So darn cute Jenee. I love the image, he's so adorable and I love the lacey border. Beautiful!

  4. This did come out really really cute Jenée and I can't even tell your border punch wasn't perfectly lined up after you even wrote that lol!!