Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 19 of the 31 Days of Halloween - The Farmer and His Wife Party!

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Hi again from Laurie!  It's already day 19 of the 31 day Halloween Blog Hop, so I hope you have been busy making some fun Halloween stamped goodies!

For this one, I decided to use a non-Halloween stamp and make it Halloween-y! 

I used the American Gothic Party stamp, which is one of my favorite Lost Coast Design stamps.  I stamped my image with black ink onto white card stock.  I added some color to their faces and colored the farmer's vest orange, in the spirit of the season.  I then cut out some of the background behind the figures so I could use my own background.  I mounted my stamped image onto a blue/gray background I created with some Distress Oxide Inks.  I tucked a shining full moon into the left corner and added a couple of bats flying around.  Last I gave Mr. and Mrs. both witch's hats and parked a pumpkin in the lower left corner.  I colored the frame with brown marker and used gold marker to outline the inside edge - trying to give it the look of a vintage picture frame.  Then mounted this to white then black card stock.  A fab Halloween card!!

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  1. Love the additions to the American Gothic.
    The orange/black on his sweater is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. Love American Gothic!! Great card!!

  3. Fabulous card! Love the American Gothic Party stamp and the pops of orange with his vest! Love everything about this card.

  4. Too fun! Love the way you 'Halloweened' it up!

  5. I love how you have made this iconic image creative. It makes me smile. Thanks for the inspiration. Bonnie (LeighSBDesigns DT)

  6. This is all the details!

  7. This is so funny. The looks on their faces!! Love the smiley moon and the hats and bats. Fab project. Hugz

  8. This is brilliant Laurie, one of my favourite stamps! xx


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