Friday, October 16, 2015

Birdbrain Jack-O-Lantern Card

I enjoy trying the sketches each week at I {heart} Sketches on the From The Heart Stamps blog, but I confess that this one had me stumped! I could not seem to get the the layout to work with all those strips on the bottom we had to include! I almost gave up, but then I looked at some of the entries and saw that they had flipped the sketch! Genius! Once I had the strips on the side, it all came together nicely. Thanks for the inspiration, fellow challenge participants!
My card base is a 5X7 inch Kraft card. My image is "Birdbrain Jack-O-Lantern," and my sentiment is from the the "Pumpkin Patch Girl" set. Both sets are by From the Heart Stamps.
I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up the image and sentiment. Then I printed them and colored the image with Copic and MEXPY markers. I added black sequin glitter to the bird's eyes by painting on some American Bead and Glitter glue with a small paintbrush and then covering with the black glitter.
Here's a close up of the stamp with the sequin glitter.

I liked the "Hello, Pumpkin" sentiment from last month's SOTM, but I hadn't had a chance to use it yet. I decided it would be cute on a little tag at the top. I used a Spellbinders Label 8 to cut it out, and then I adhered it to the tag with a large glue dot. I adhered the tag to the top corner of the card with foam squares.
To follow the sketch, I used some yellow twine, orange polka dot Washi tape and yellow ribbon with an orange pattern on it. I added a button tied with yellow twine to the sentiment tag, and that was it!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - 2W, 1E, JFF - (W1 of 2) - R is for Ribbon
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.43 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - 2W, 3E  No. 102 - (W1 of 2) - Halloween
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #297 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - 3 embellishments (ribbon, washi tape and twine)
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.96 -   Always Anything Goes 
Graph'It Colour Challenge - W (any medium)- No.42 - Autumn / Christmas Colors
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.110 -  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  October - Fall or Halloween Image
PDE Linky Party - W,JFF - Halloween Colors
Simply Create Too - 2W - No.96 - (W2 of 2) - Halloween Colors
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2WE5 (W2 of 2) #142 Halloween  (+ a sentiment) 
DRS Designs - W, 1E, SIO, #195 Too Cute To Spook (Spooky or Cutesy)
Julia Spiri Challenge -2W, E3 -  (W1 of 2) #4 -Die Cuts and Punches
Moving along with the Times - 2W, E3 (W1 of 2) Halloween
TIME OUT Challenges - 2W (W1 of 2) #41 Photo Challenge
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  Halloween
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #79 Always Anything Goes/Autumn Colors (Week 1 of 2)
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #9 Anything Goes (Week 1 of 4) 
DoubleClick Skittles - 2W, E1, F -  #33 Halloween or Orange/Purple/Green Colors  (Week 1 of 2)
House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, 4 challenges at the same time starting each Wednesday weeks  - Pumpkin Time
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #55 Always Anything Goes 

Little Red Wagon - W - #311 Tags
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #27 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E  Die-lirious and Punchy  (Week 1 of 2)
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #205 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Color Inspiration
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #41 - Feeling Sentimental
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E4, Must Be Square or Rectangular #107 Anything Goes with a twist: Autumn Colors
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes with Twist of Halloween
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W2E - Pumpkins  (Week 1)
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Pumpkins
Get Creative Challenges - 2W, 3E - (Week 2) Halloween
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - W, 2E, must include Kraft cardstock and/or items that can be purchased at Kraft Outlet - Take Your Pick* twine, tag, button, die cut, glitter, black
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Halloween or Harvest
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Anything goes + Option: Halloween
Sparkle N Sprinkle - M, E3, all crafts - (October) Anything Goes: use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Stamp and Create - M, 1E/week - (October) Brown or Craft color challenge
Shabby Tea Room - 1st & 3rd Mondays - (Week 2) BOO-rific Photo Inspiration*
Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge: Tic Tac Toe (sequins--the glitter is sequin glitter, orange, die cuts)
Star Stampz Challenge - 2W, E3 SIO Halloween/Harvest Colors
Dream Factory: Halloween

From the Heart Stamps I {heart} Sketches Challenge


  1. Carrie this is a super card! Love your take on the sketch :-) Thank you for joining in at From the Heart Stamps in our weekly I (heart) sketches with a tWiSt challenge.

  2. Such a fun Halloween card!

    Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!

    Guest Designer

  3. What a super sweet card and I love that stamped sentiment!

  4. Love those added beads, such an unique idea. Thanks for joining us at TO

  5. Fabulous card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  6. Cute card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

  7. OMG what a clever project! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIE-LIRIOUS & PUNCHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Cute! Nice Pumpkin Carrie! Thanks for playing in the challenge at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. Lovely fall card and such great color & cute as can be. Thanks for joining us this week for our pumpkin challenge at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

  10. Whoa...way to rock the challenges! Adorable card! Thank you for playing along with us at From the Heart Stamps!

  11. *claps!* Carrie, what a lovely take on this weeks sketch. I like the glittery eyes too! I often mix and match my images and sentiments, you can get so much more out of your supplies that way. Great job! :)
    Thank you for joining in the fun with us FTHS, I hope you will next week too.
    Jo xx

  12. What a cute image! Great layout for this tag. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Die-lireous and Punchy" challenge.

  13. A fun card and cute image. Thanks for joinning Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  14. Carrie wonderful card
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  15. Made me smile! Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  16. Super card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Eureka Stamps.

  17. Such an adorable Halloween card! Love the eyes on that pumpkin! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

  18. Fun card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  19. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  20. Super cute card:) thanks so much for joining us in the PDE Linky Party challenge!
    Sherrie K
    PDE DT Member

  21. Carrie, Great job with your Halloween card, love the sparkle. Fabulous ideas and great inspiration. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  22. Really cool Halloween card! I love the funny image!
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Factory Challenge!

  23. That is so cute!
    Thank you for playing at PDE Linky Party!
    :) Janis, DT Member & Owner of PDE Linky Party

  24. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  25. What a cute card! Such a cute image! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack! Have a wonderful day!!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  26. Hello...Lovely creation, looks fabulous,
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ.
    X Carol

  27. This is so adorable! I really like this layout! Thanks for joining us for Share Joy Challenge 7.

  28. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  29. So fun, Carrie ... such a cute little image and great detailing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  30. Ah this is so cute. Love that pumpkin on the bird's head. Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

  31. Super spooky fun! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  32. Super fun and cute card! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  33. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Julia Spiri and at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time

  34. What a fun card!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this time around, and hope to see your work again soon :)

  35. What a fun fall card. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  36. So cute - great card.
    Thanks for playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  37. This is worthy of a smile and it is perfect for our "Sentimental" challenge at Digi Choosday. Thanks for joining in! Julie, DT

  38. So creative!!! Love the image and the sentiment together - just makes me smile! Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

  39. Aww, what a funny Halloween card! Love the little tag you added!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Dream Factory Special Challenge.
    Good luck!
    Rosi x

    1. Oups, many challenges but I can not find the link to the Dream Factory :((

  40. Love the CAS layout, keeps the focus on the fun image. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #43.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  41. Love love love this! Thank you for joining us at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

  42. very clever -love the fun image and sparkly eyes-----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  43. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!

  44. wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Sisterhood of Crafters challenge.

  45. FUN, CUTE card with just the most awesome details!!! So great!!! So very glad you joined us for the Halloween Challenge over at DoubleClick!! We are so happy to see your clever project!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
    Taunya Butler
    DoubleClick Design Team

  46. Thank you for joining us this month at
    Not Just Cards
    The team now have a Facebook Group where you can share and promote all your wonderful work, come and join us please. Paper Crafting Facebook Group
    Hugs Lori