Hey Stampers and Crafters thanks for joining me for today’s card.  I got a call from a fellow Demonstrator and friend Thelma Collins last Friday to see if I could come by and help her for a few minutes.   I told her sure I could come over about lunch.  I got over to her home and she had been designing cards for her Holiday Stamp a Stack coming up at the end of the month and she wanted my opinion on a couple of cards she was not sure of.  So we went through her designs and I gave my opinion on what needed to be added to the couple she wasn’t sure about.

Well on the way there she texted and asked if I could bring a sheet of Halloween DSP. I texted her back and said yes but I was about five minutes from her house.  She lives about 25 – 30 minutes away.  So she said that was okay.

Once I got there I asked why she need the DSP.   She told me that she need it to design a card.  So we sat there and designed the card together.  And this is what we came up with.

She had already had the vampire stamped in the mason jar and it just cracked me up.  It was so funny.  All I could do was laugh about how cute it was.

Let the Collaboration Begin:

So we came up with the solution for the rest of the card.   She had the fabulous (I wasn’t really sure about it in the holiday catalog, but once I saw it in person I was very pleased) Ghoulish Grunge stamp set.  So much I am one to use a stamp set and create my own background before I pull out my DSP.  Yes, I am a DSP hoarder.  My goal this year is to use it not to horde it like I always do.  With that being said and her not having any  of the current Halloween paper and mine being 30 minutes away we started brainstorming on how to use the Ghoulish Grunge set as a background.

So first we figured out the placement of the jar o’ vampire.  And stamped the blood in real red coming down from the top.  Next we stamped the spider web in basic black in the upper right hand corner    .  We next stamped the brick wall to go behind the jar O’ vampire.

Color Combo:

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She had cut the jar out with the jar framelets in the annual catalog and used the jar of love stamp set to stamp the mason jar.  The edge of the jar was masked with a post it note cute out with the framelets and the inside framelet to create an opening so that we could stamp the vampire from Cookie Cutter Halloween inside.  He was colored in using Stampin’ Write markers for his cloths.  We used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Smokey Slate and Rich Razzelberry.  I colored the skin in using a Mint Macaron Classic Stampin pad and blender pen.  This way it gave me the light and dark on his little face.  To finish the jar off we colored in the shadow areas of the jar using a Pool Party Stampin’ Write marker.  We popped him up on a couple Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish the card front off we stamped three bats in Basic Black around the card.

We mounted the card front on a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut at 4 X 5 1/4.  The card base was Basic Gray cut at 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  The collaboration turned out pretty cute.  She stamped happy Halloween (from the Jar of haunts) on hers in Pumpkin Pie tonight before her downline meeting.   To finish it off.  I haven’t had time to add the greeting to mine yet because I have been redoing my website all day.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this cute little guy and don’t feel to bottled up about him.   Yes I know the bad pun was intended.   If you would like any of the products you’ve seen in today’s card you can pick them up in my online store by clicking here, or by clicking on the product in the list below.   See you tomorrow with a new project, until then Happy Stampin’

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