October 2, 2016
Halloween is coming and I’m getting in the spirit. I made this card for a friend who just started a new job. The current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge inspired me to use a lot of embossing powders.
Close up of the embossing
Size: Vertical Top fold A2 card
Extra Details: I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. I still struggle with lining up background stamps and getting a perfect impression every time. I still love the way the background turned out, it feels very Halloween-ie to me.
Next, I die cut a smallish stitched rectangle from water color paper. I created my own custom sentiment. I saw this sentiment on a Halloween decoration at a local store and fell in love with it. I used black ink and clear embossing power on the black parts of the sentiment and the little spider. For the ghost and Boo, I used silver embossing powder. I felt that my ghost was a little lonely on the bottom of the panel, so I added some stars with white embossing powder.
Once all the embossing was dry, I added color to the panel. I used Distress Inks for everything. I carefully ink blended some purple and green inks on the background using a foam tool. I water colored the ghost with the same ink. I added some very light grey ink to the ghost for shadows.
For added texture, I flicked some water on the panel and soaked it up a clean paper towel. I added my panel to my black card base and was done.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Powder Power
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Chevron Backdrops, Riley’s ABCs, and Sally’s ABCs
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Versa Fine
Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Hickory Smoke
Hope you enjoyed the card