i've mentioned before that i don't have a lot of halloween stash (i'm not sure why? i like halloween!) so it's always a bit of a scramble to pull something together. gina gave me a cool basic grey embellishment pack for my birthday though, and i have some falling-apart vintage kids books from which i found the adorable trick-or-treaters illustration.
my *ONE* halloween stamp is this ancient foam mounted bat, that i think came from one of the very first PSX sets i bought, when there was a rubber stamp store i used to absolutely love, near my mom's house. that place has been closed for at least ten years (maybe longer?) so the stamp has to be 12+ years old. and to answer your question, no, i have no idea what happened to the rest of the set, or why i hung on to just the bat, except he's really cute and still pretty useful, lol, so there's that. i mention all of this because the current retro rubber challenge is also halloween based, and i'm jumping in with them.
there's lots more scary-good halloween inspo from my ghoulfriends at SOS... hop, fly, waft or otherwise materialize yourself over there to check it out! ♥
Oh my goodness you can even make a collage Halloween card. Impressive. psst I have foam PSX stamps too. Fabulous card, love the children and your design is amazing (as always)ReplyDelete
What a super cool Halloween card! Love the papers, the bats, those trick-or-treaters! Awesome!ReplyDelete
Love it! And I love that you've proved there's life in the old bat yet, Jo xReplyDelete
Awesome card!! How cool that you found that image in a book!! Love it!!ReplyDelete
Lol, as a librarian, I'm wondering which book that is (I don't care that you cut it up-- I say USE THE OLD BOOKS!!!-- just curious!) And, yes, that bat is just adorable...ReplyDelete
Lauren, this card needs to be framed, it's amazing in every single detail. I love this sweet cut up image of the little trick or treaters, it's so endearing, love it. And all the details you added are just amazing.ReplyDelete
Fabulously done teammate and thank you so much for sharing this card over at RETRO RUBBER, we just love it when you join us in the gallery, hope to see you there next time.
I have to agree with Maria... this card front should be framed and used as home decor. Using the vintage illustration is a great idea! Lots of details and texture! I really appreciate your use of the bat image so that you could share this card with Retro Rubber! Love seeing you in our gallery!ReplyDelete
Lauren, this is such a fantastic card, as always. I too love the Bat, he is super cute and I can see lots of uses for him..do you want to lend him to me? LOL. Like the illustration from the kids book, clever idea. Thanks for joining in with us again at Retro Rubber. Claire xReplyDelete
So, so cute! That bat stamp is terrific! Wish I had it! Super great job on the card! Thanks so much for joining the RR challenge!❤️ReplyDelete
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DTReplyDelete
I too have a few of these really oldie but goodie foam mounted stamps! What a great use and the added details are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic card! These kiddos do not look like the ones that show up at my door as they are using covered in winter coats! Lovely layout and textures! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!ReplyDelete
Lovely card, I love how you fuzzy cut the images and added them to you card. The foam bat really adds to your card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.ReplyDelete