Amusing Challenge – Halloween

amuse studio rubber stamps

A few weeks back we focused on Christmas here at  Amusing Challenges – and this week I thought it would be fun to look at a holiday that’s a little closer:  Halloween!   Throughout the month I’ll have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc. This week your challenge is to use die cuts.  I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner.  August’s prize winner will receive 5 Cherry and 5 Petite Cherry sheets of A Muse Studio cardstock from me!

Cyndi did such a great job coloring this little scene from the A Muse Studio set, You’ve Been Booed.  I don’t know if you ever saw this as a vintage Amuse set but during the Every Day is a Holiday sale you can get this set in a larger size than in the past.   It makes it super fun to color and it’s 40% off!  Normally Cyndi is all about bling and sparkle but I love the simplicity of this card.  You can also see how nice the A Muse Studio cardstock is – colored on one side and white on the other.  Here Cyndi used Grape and Melon cardstock.  She finished it off with some raffia (how fun!) and a button from A Muse Studio.

amuse studio rubber stamps

I ended up using quite a few different cardstocks from A Muse Studio on my card!  Here is Pebble, Orange, Seattle, Seattle Petite Polka Dot and Seattle Chevron cardstock.  I also used some washi tape from the Halloween collection and onyx/white baker’s twine.  For the stamp sets I used Toil and Trouble and then white embossed a sentiment from Tiny Treats.  Both are from A Muse Studio’s Every Day is a Holiday sale.

amuse studio rubber stamps

In complete contrast to this layered card, my next card is pretty simple but features some masking.  I had some tickets laying around from another project, they were cut from Lime A Muse Studio cardstock using their Ticket Die.  I stamped them with one of the ticket rubber stamps from That’s the Ticket, also from A Muse Studio.  Then I masked one of the tickets, in a reverse mask where I cut out the inside of the image so I could use just part of the spider web from the stamp set, You’re a Scream.  The jars and mice are also from that A Muse Studio set (which is ALSO on sale during the Every Day is a Holiday sale) but they did not require masking.  The black patterned paper is one of the new prints from the 6×6 Fiesta paper back that made it’s debut in the new A Muse Studio catalog.  It’s a simple card but I love the pop of lime with the black/white!

amuse studio rubber stamps

PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge.  It’s a “die cut” challenge, so please join us before Sunday, midnight!

Want to see all the stamp sets on sale until August 31?  Click here for the PDF or here to go to my website.

It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!

■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.

■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)

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