Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Flashback: Carved & Candlelit

Happy Friday, y'all!  I have an appropriately October-ish stamp set for today's Friday Flashback:  Carved & Candlelit.  Love it!  So let's get to the fun part :)

Also features Rough Edges Alphabet
It's hard to tell from this photo, but the jack o' lanterns' faces are embossed with Iridescent Ice so they're all sparkly.

Also features Cool Cat, Background Basics, All-Year Cheer III
What's more Halloweeny than a cool black cat?

Also features Background Basics, Petite Patterns, All-Year Cheer II
I happen to know a couple of people whose birthdays are ON Halloween, and quite a few more with October birthdays who also love pumpkins.


Ok, so this one is really old:  it's a layout from the first set of baby books I did way, way back.

Also features Bright Blessings (unmounted wheel)
So Carved & Candlelit is a simple little set with a couple of pumpkins and a few faces, but clearly I love it.

Also features Grateful Greetings
Again with the Iridescent Ice EP faces.

Also features Priceless, Falling Leaves
You've seen this layout on here quite recently but I couldn't leave it out.  And that's the Flashback part of today's post, so here's the new creations:


Yep, I made two!  My brother-in-law and his son have birthdays one week apart so I figured I'd make cards for both of them.  And between the two cards, I used every stamp in the set one time.


First up is the grown-up card; I had quite a time trying to get this card to work.  This is actually the FOURTH background panel!  I don't know why but I was just having trouble getting things to gel yesterday when I worked on it.

I used the color combination from The Color Throwdown:


And the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:


And I think this one counts for the Male Room challenge to make an autumn card for a guy:


So next up, the card for the 6-year-old.


This one didn't quite want to gel either, I don't know what is up with my craft cave lately.  But anyway I used the color combo from ColourQ:


And the sketch from Retro Sketches:


I think this might have worked better for me if I'd made my card more like 5 inches square instead of 4.25".  But I don't have envelopes that size, so what can ya do.

Well, I know what I'm going to do:  I'm going to go back down to my craft room and work on another project, and hope that this time my mojo cooperates a little better.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, next-to-last card:
Stamps:  Carved & Candlelit, Fall Fest, Birthday Wish, Work of Art
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Supplies, last card:
Stamps:  Carved & Candlelit, All-Year Cheer II
Ink:  Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Paper:  Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango DSP
Accessories:  circle punch, Dimensionals

11 comments:

Tanya said...

I love both the new cards!! The chevron background turned out fantastic and I love all the pumpkin faces! So much fun!

Deborah Frings said...

First of all - your pumpkin birthday card is just perfect for our autumn theme. CAS, bold and graphic - great for a guy. So thanks for playing along with our challenge at The Male Room.

Second - thanks for sharing all the lovely autumn/Halloween pages and cards - all are just super.

Jen Mitchell said...

Well, this is one fabulous collection of fall and Halloween cards. Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

Vickie Z said...

Fun group of cards/layouts both old and new!! Great guy cards!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Joyce said...

Oh, wuch a fun post--so many different fall colored creations. Thanks so much for linking up your happy card at ColourQ this week.

CCsMom said...

LOVE Halloween and what it brings -- cooler weather, beautiful colors and a crispness to the air. LOVE your cards. Very nice.

Linda Callahan said...

Love all of those stylish pumpkins! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Cindy Hall said...

Fabulous array of papercrafting projects. I really love the way you used the FMS sketch; great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lori said...

I've always loved that stamp set! Love the chevron background with the pumpkin pair. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Kim Heggins said...

Just too cute and just spooky enough too! Love your funny faces. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Wow, you have been busy! They are all great, loving the gorgeous Autumn colour combination, and the great pumpkin faces. Thank you for sharing your projects with us at The Male Room.
Chris (DT)