Friday, October 30, 2020

Beware of Spooky Things!

 Happy Halloween Weekend!!!

Today's card is a combination of images from several packages at Polka Dot Orchard.  You'll find if you click on any of the names throughout the blog, they are linked back to the store for more information and purchasing.

I use Photoshop Elements to make my layouts for digital cards so my instructions are written as I 'add layers'.  There are many other software programs that work well in the digital world so don't feel you have to follow these steps.  Use what works for you. 

To make my project card, I started with the Haunted House from the Come On Over package by Jeanie Hayes.  I sized the house to about 3" tall and 2" wide.  Next I added the word BEWARE (from the same package) across the top.  I didn't worry about the size of the word at this point. 

The next layer ~ the moon ~ from the Spooktacular Night package ( also by Jeanie Hayes) and then the tombstones.  Lastly I grabbed the tree from The Arrival of Fall package (by Lea Keisling) and layered it behind the tombstones. 

After sizing the images to the proportions that looked visually appealing to me, I printed the card front on Neenah 110# card stock and used my Copic markers for coloring.   I used clear Wink of Stella on several of the windows and a few other smaller elements to give them a little sparkle.   

For the background, I used Seedless Preserves Oxide Ink with a die cut cloud stencil and a make up brush.

I die cut the colored image and the solid purple mat with Gina Marie Designs Labels #1 dies and then mounted both on a six inch black card base. Lastly I randomly added several silver mirror dots from Gina Marie Designs

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Bastel-Traum ~ #94 Create a Background 

Creatalicious Challenge ~ #197 Halloween 

SheepSki Designs ~ #43 Autumn/Halloween 

Sweet Stampers ~ #49 Autumn/Halloween 

The Crafting Challenge ~ Halloween 

Crafty Gals Corner ~ #212 Halloween Colours 

Lil Red Wagon ~ #573 Halloween 

Mod Squad ~ Spooky Mansion 

The Paper Shelter ~ Challenge 447 Halloween 

Always Fun Challenge ~ #186 Halloween


Serving a Risen Savior,


Polka Dot OrchardThe Arrival of Fall

Polka Dot OrchardSpooktacular Night

Polka Dot OrchardCome On Over


  1. Fabulous image for our theme, love all the colours youve used to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  2. Great card! love the way you combine the digital images.
    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  3. Such a beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  4. What a darling card! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  5. Such a sweet Halloween card! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna, DT

  6. Great colors! Thank you for joining us this week at
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

  7. so spooky... Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  8. This is fabulous! 💗 Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.
    Hugs and good luck
    Patrizia (acupofcards)
    DT bastel-traum challenge