Pink & Main – Frightful & Delightful

Hi there! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this fantastic and fun Day of the Dead Halloween card. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I wanted to try it out with the awesome Spider Web cover die. I just think they’re fun together.

For this card, I started with the background first. I die cut the spider web from vellum and cut a white A2-sized panel to blend some distress oxide inks. I used black soot, hickory smoke and pumice stone in an ombre effect. Then I splattered it with water and some watered down black acrylic paint. I set it aside to dry and stamped out my Day of the Dead images. I colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Moving on to assembly, I added foam squares to the back of my images and adhered them to the vellum spider web. Then I hid liquid glue behind those to adhere my spider web to the inked panel. Carefully, I spread a super thin layer of liquid glue on the corners of the spider web and adhered them to the inked panel as well. If your glue is thin enough, it holds but you can’t see it through the vellum. Then I glued the panel to a card base.

I decided to change things up and use a sentiment from Fall Sentiments this time. I stamped it with VersaMark and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock. I trimmed it into a strip and popped it up with foam squares.

Then I moved on to finishing touches which were some glossy accents on the candle flames and parts of the girl. Last, I decided to add a little shine with some baubles from my stash.

I just love when a card comes out even better than I imaged in my head. I just love this design and how the bright colors on the girl pop against the gray tones.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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