Thursday, September 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! Spooky Sweets for Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

We’re joining forces with Sandi MacIver’s Happy Stampers for our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop  this week!  Sandi has the sketch and Amy has the colors. We can choose to use either or both.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Spooky Sweets stamp set to create my card today.  I'm not playing along with the sketch but here are the colors we are using... 

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and what I made for it.

I used the punch that goes with the Spooky Sweets. (If you purchase it as a bundle, you save 10%...just thought I'd throw that in!)

My inspiration came from Tina Wardell. My measurements are listed below, along with the products I used.

I stamped the Whisper White panel with a stamp from Spooky Sweets in Granny Apple Green, stamping full strength and then stamping again without reinking. 

Using a 1 1/4" Layering Circle die, I cut a mask from a Post It Note. I placed that on the Shimmery White piece. Then I used the Marbled Background stamp, inking it up with Granny Apple Green, and then sponged with Basic Black and Mango Melody. I did use my Stamparatus because I couldn't get the marbled look I wanted first try. I removed the mask and sponged the moon with Mango Melody.

Next I punched the bats out of a scrap of Basic Black. One is adhered with dimensionals and the other two are just glued with Tombow.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped in Mango Melody.

Here's the inside...

I sponged the edge of the Whisper White with Mango Melody, stamped the sentiment with the same ink and stamped the bats in Basic Black second generation. To reduce the "whiteness", I lightly sponged the mat with Granny Apple Green. I then adhered it to a Basic Black mat and glued that to the base. 

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Julie Johnston has created today.

And just in case you get lost along the way, or if you want to swim upstream, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Karen Finkle - You are here!


Cardbase: Granny Apple Green 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black Mat: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Whisper White Mat: 4" x 5 1/4"
Shimmery White Panel: 2 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Mask for moon (1 1/4" circle)

Product List:


  1. Love this Spooooky card, Karen! The Marbled background stamp just "makes" it! :)

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    1. Me too! I almost didn't order the set but I'm glad I did.

  3. Lovely card. Seems those colors lent themselves well to Halloween.Love your marbeling with the moon.

  4. Cool card Karen, that Background is perfect for a spooky card

    1. Thank you, Sandi. It was fun hopping with your team.

  5. VERY cool....I was on the fence about that marbled stamp, but I might just have to have it jump into my cart! Lovely spooky card!

    1. Thank you, LeAnne. I totally get those "jumping" stamps!

  6. Great design! I just love that Marbled Background stamp ... it's such fun to work with!

    1. Thank you, Rita. It is under used in my craft area.

  7. I love those cute bats, perfect setting on the marble paper!

  8. Great job on this challenge. Love the fun and the swirly background really adds that spooky feel.

  9. Soooktacular!!!!!!!!!! Love your creativity!


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