Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! Today, I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog with this fantastic Halloween themed card featuring some of my very favorite critters raiding the candy buckets for a sugar high!
I had the general idea in my head so I stamped out my critters from Mouse House and Bunny Burrow and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and moved on the the harvest buckets. I started with just one and quickly decided it would be fun to fill in the background with a couple more that they had already emptied. I used copics on colored cardstock to give the buckets a little dimension.
I die cut the largest slimline stitched panel and inked it up with ripe persimmon and dusty concord distress oxides. I spritzed it with water and pulled out my layered lakeside mountain stencil to add some clouds. I did this with texture paste. It gives such a fun dimension and look to the sky. Next I used the same stitched panel to create my ground. After inking it with gathered twigs and tea dye distress oxides I spritzed it with water and used the slimline scenic borders dies to cut the ground.
At this point I die cut bunches of candy pieces that come with the harvest bucket dies from white cardstock. Then I used my copics to add color to each of them. I arranged them how I wanted in the bucket, next to it and in the critter hands and used liquid glue to adhere them all in place.
Finally I moved on to assembling my card. I adhered the sky to a card base and the ground to that. Then I added the background pumpkin buckets with liquid glue and the one with the face with foam squares. The critters are all popped up with foam squares as well.
To finish things off I pulled out the sentiment for almost everything set and stamped the “Happy Halloween” sentiment on a banner from the 4-bar die set. I popped this up with foam squares too. The last finishing touches were black glaze pen to the critter eyes and noses and glossy accents to the noses that were colored in.
I really just can’t get enough of this cuteness! These critters are adorable and thinking about a little story of them raiding kids’ candy buckets on Halloween cracks me up!
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