As I’ve mentioned before, this is a week I’m making Halloween Cards. But, when I went to look for Halloween Cards that I’ve posted in years past, I stumbled upon a really old Christmas Card. As I looked at it, I realized that it’s a card made with the old Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio app. Hmmm.
The Era of My Digital Studio
It wasn’t until after I worked on my 2020 CASEd version of the card that I recognized the card as being a digital card. I realized that I NEVER made anything that perfect! It was back in 2009 when I attended the 2009 Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City that My Digital Studio was first introduced. I was so excited about it and spent a great deal of time over the next couple of year getting to know and become proficient in its use. I really do miss it! But onward we go!
This is that digital card that I chose for my Throwback:
A 2020 Version of the Card
Now that’s more like it! A real card with real cardstock texturized with a real Embossing Folder and real die-cut images and real stamped images! Of course, it also has the real “not quite lined up” images. But, hey, that’s what a read card is like!
I just love how many spider webs (or cobwebs) are in this card. To begin, there’s the Cobwebs Embossing Folder. Then there’s the little Spider Webs from the Banner Year Stamp Set. And finally there are the spider webs all over the background layer from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper set. Oh, there are larger spider webs in there, too. But I’ve managed to hide them with all the other stuff on this front of this card.
And about the “Spooky.” That’s a great stamp for Halloween that’s in the Festive Corners Stamp Set. There’s also a corner Spider Web in that set, and I was sure to include it as the inside of this card.
Spooky In a Frame
Did you remember that the Ornate Frames Dies were first introduced in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog as a Halloween die set? Absolutely because of the detailed frames one often finds in a Haunted House. I can just imagine this element of this card on display in a Haunted House! There are two dies in play here. One is the very ornate outer frame, which I die-cut using Basic Black Cardstock. The second is the simple frame that surrounds the actual words. It fits perfectly onto the middle of the ornate frame for a spooky layer, don’t you think?
And Those Fun Stamped Spider Webs!
As in my last Tuesday’s post, I had three layers on which to stamp an image. This time I did just stamp the same image on each square. But I didn’t try to make them all line up with each other. After all, when have you seen a cobweb line up with another cobweb! But I think that the best part of these little images is the Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of each – which I colored using the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend. I think this definitely adds to the “Spooky”!
The Bottom Line
Even if something is just too perfect, don’t forget that it may still have something worth basing a new card on! I’m sure as I go on this fall and winter I’m going to come across more of these digital cards. I wonder how many will be worth CASE-ing for a Throwback post!
Happy Stamping as we get closer to Halloween!