Have you checked the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog this month? There's a new challenge and the theme is STRIPES AND DOTS.
Crafter's Companion has a wonderful line of whimsical stamps called Popcorn the Bear. One of the stamp sets in the Men's Collection is called Fishing Popcorn, obviously for summer fun or even a Father's Day card. You can see what the set looks like here:
Anyway, I love using
stamped images for holidays other than what they were originally designed for.
Like placing an image of a witch on a valentine's Day card, or a
flag-waving turkey on a Fourth of July card. So, my idea was to place Fishing Popcorn in the middle of Fall, participating in a little unique trick-or-treating!
Besides the Fall-themed patterned paper, I found a small leftover piece of orange-striped paper. I framed both pieces with black cardstock and placed them on a 6x6 card front.
I colored Popcorn with my Copics (I added to my Spectrum Noir collection but still don't have those browns). Popcorn is sitting on part of a cardstock tag and framed by another one. Instead of hooking a fish, he's looking toward a sweeter catch with his trick-or-treat bag.
I decided to add DOTS to my STRIPES by embellishing with a few dotted buttons. A bit of eyelash fiber finishes off my challenge card.
Have you entered the CC Challenge yet? The winner of this challenge will receive a $30 gift certificate to the Crafter's Companion online store! That's a lot of Spectrum Noir markers I could add to my collection!! Then again, the new Christmas stamps are just being released!! Decisions, decisions...