Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Boo to You" Halloween Card

This is a Halloween card I made for my mom.  Every year she always sends everyone a card; every season.  I'm not good at this kind of thing, but this year I'm making her homemade cards for the holidays with my new found love for stamping and making cards.

I started out with Bristol paper for the main page and used Tim Holtz Distressed Inks for the Background colors; Antique Linen and Spiced Marmalade.  I then used the "Boo to You" stamp, which I bought from Michael's like umpteen million years ago, for the greeting. Really you can use any saying or sentiment you'd like. The main stamp comes from Rubbermoon and it is the Scary Neighbors stamp. 

Next is very important because I learned a lesson here.  I used an archival pigment ink and applied heat to dry it faster, then I took my VersaMarker and ran over the windows. My intention was to just emboss the openings in Gold embossing powder.  Guess what? When I poured the embossing powder over the stamped area it took it, so the entire Scary Neighbors stamp had to be embossed.  No worries though; I used a 3D Yellow Gel Pen for the openings and everything worked out fine.

I adhered the main image page to a piece of black cardstock and stuck that to the white card.  Finally, I cut strips from some Halloween paper I have left from the years of scrapbooking and glued that down to each side, trimming the excess off when I was finished.  The last element I added by drawing them in was the bats and the ghost.

3.75" x 4" Bristol Paper
4.125" x 4.25" Black Cardstock
4.25" x 5" Card and Envelope
Scary Neighbors Stamp
"Boo to You" Stamp
Black Archival Pigment Ink Pad
Gold Embossing Powder
3D Yellow Gel Pen
Black Micron Pen
Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Spiced Marmalade Distressed Ink
Halloween paper


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