Welcome everyone! Today I’m popping in with a fun Halloween themed card featuring some super fun goodies from the September Pink & Main release. I hadn’t had a chance to ink up these adorable bats and I really just couldn’t let that happen!
Today I pulled out a few stamp sets from the September release to create my fun Halloween scene. I started with the bat and sentiment from Batty For You and decided to add that sweet little peeking ghost from Hello Bootiful. I inked them all up and colored them with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out, stamped the second part of my sentiment and heat embossed it before die cutting it with a Large Sentiment Banner die.
I wanted something more than ink blending for my background so I took the tree from Oh Nuts and heat embossed it on a large panel. Then I did some messy fun ink blending with distress oxide inks to “color” my scene in. I used gathered twigs, seedless preserves and chipped sapphire. Then I spritzed the panel with water.
To frame everything up I cut an A2 rectangle and then die cut the next-to-largest Stitched Arches die from it. I added foam tape and popped it on the inked panel. Next, I used foam squares to adhere all of my images and sentiments.
Total transparency…I didn’t like my card at this point. So I walked away and came back later. I decided that the black frame and background were too stark for me. So this is where we remember that it’s just paper and we can change things!
I die cut the images another time from scrap cardstock and laid them over the colored images that were already in place. Then I carefully put the card in my splatter box and went to town with my favorite pearl and gold watercolors. I left it to try for a few minutes and just dumped the die cut masks in the trash.
I know this may be too busy for some people but I LOVE IT! Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the ghost and bat eyes and the candy in the bucket.
Last, I went over the word “batty” with a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen for some shimmer in the light. This card was quite a process and I loved all the stages! Mostly, remembering that it’s okay to walk away and it’s even more okay to try something out, it might even work!
Products used today:
Batty For You stamps and dies
Hello Bootiful stamps and dies
Oh Nuts stamps
Stitched Arches dies
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Distress Oxide Ink – seedless preserves, gathered twigs, chipped sapphire
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!