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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fishing for Candy

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...


Stacy H-W said...

Pat, you are just so creative!! I love that you used the fishing pole to hold the trick or treat bag. Just a really fun use of this stamp set and a great card!! Love it. Thanks for joining the challenge on the crafter's companion usa challenge blog this month!! hugs, Stacy

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Tonya said...

This is so creative and fun. Looks great! Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog!!

Cheryl said...

What a great card, Pat!! I LOVE the way you colored Popcorn! Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog this month!

{Chrissie} said...

I LOVE how you made this a Halloween card! So very creative - fabulous job!!!

Thanks for playing along with the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog!!!

Crafting with Amy said...

I love the fall colors. Thanks for playing along at Crafter's Companion Challenge blog.

LaJanette said...

Very cool how you have used your image! Popcorn is fishing for candies:0)

So glad you played along with us at Crafter's Companion Challenge.

Good luck on the draw:0)