Thursday, October 26, 2023

Halloween Card | Whimsy Stamps - "UFO" & "Boo" Die Sets



Here's a spooky shaker card that's out of this world featuring a UFO beaming up all of the ghosts in the graveyard! This design started with four distress oxide ink-blended backgrounds - 1) the lemony green full background panel 2) the orange sky with a beam die cut omit from the "UFO Die Set" 3) the spooky trees w/gravestones "Haunted Graveyard Border Die" and 4) the larger gravestone foreground panel using the "Howling Night Die Set".

Each piece was ink blended, spritzed with a shimmer mist, spattered with pearlized paints and trimmed to fit a 4 x 9" shaker card base.

The UFO was cut from heavy weight black card stock glitter, special holographic papers and assembled. Another UFO outline was cut from acetate and attached to the back of the piece. Three of the ghosts from the "BOO Die Set" were cut from heavy weight white card stock and one was attached behind the acetate "glass" window of the UFO.

The lemon panel was glued onto a slimline card base. The orange sky panel was backed with a piece of acetate to create the shaker window and popped up with foam tape. I used the window to determine where my ghosts should be positioned and glued them to the lemon panel. 

The spooky tree panel was positioned to cover the bottom of the light beam and adhered on top. Once I determined where the dark foreground panel should go, I heat embossed the sentiment ("Spirited Sentiments Clear Stamps") with Ranger's "Princess Gold" Embossing Powder and glued it into place on the card front. The final item to be adhered was the UFO die cut at the top of the light beam.

With the entire front window panel complete, I piled my shaker bits (This Calls For Confetti - Candy Corn Mix 2.0)  onto the ghosts, peeled off all of the release paper from the foam tape and very carefully pressed the top panel into place! I just love those mini candy corn pieces in this confetti mix! They are perfect for Halloween shaker cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I really appreciate it! Take care and happy crafting!


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Halloween Card | Whimsy Stamps - "Elvira Moonlighting" Die Set



Here's a ghostly figure haunting the graveyard under a giant crescent moon! This card started with the sky panel created with Uncharted Mariner and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. It was heavily spattered with water, shimmer mist and silver paint. The finished panel was trimmed to 5 x 7" and attached to an A7 card base. 

I selectively die cut the house with the "Haunted Graveyard Border Die" from kraft card stock and ink blended the house with "Gathered Twigs" Distress Oxides. I then used scrap paper as a hard edged stencil to ink blend the hills from the house leading to the graveyard in the foreground. I wanted it to look like a foggy backdrop for my ghostly figure in the front! Once I was happy with the blending, I trimmed the panel to fit and backed the house with pale cream cardstock to light up the windows.

I die cut the graveyard in the foreground (Howling Night Die Set) from a piece of light gray card stock and ink blended it to match the rest of the color palette. This panel was also heavily spattered with pearl watercolors to tie to the rest of the card, trimmed and glued onto the card front.

The figure (Elvira Moonlighting Die Set) was die cut twice from white card stock, glued together and backed with a black die cut. She was ink blended with Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg, Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxides and then stippled with white pearl paint. I used a piece of vellum and glued it to the back for her face/neck area and drew in her eyes with permanent marker. She was attached with glue and foam tape.  It's kind of difficult to see in the photos, but her face is slightly transparent and you can see the landscape through the vellum! It's a neat effect!

The moon and word sentiment were die cut twice from black card stock, stacked/glued together. I heat embossed the moon with a pewter-toned powder and highlighted the "Haunted" cut with silver paint. Both of these die cuts were glued into place and a few clear sequins finished up the card!

I really love the muted color palette on this design - it looks foggy, ethereal and very haunted!

Thanks for stopping in today and happy crafting!


Monday, October 23, 2023

Halloween Card | Whimsy Stamps - "Hocus Pocus Kittens" Clear Stamp Set


Here's a cute kitten (from Whimsy's Hocus Pocus Kittens Clear Stamp Set) who is looking for a few treats this Halloween! I created the background by blending Brushos Watercolor Crystals with pearlized paints and Distress Oxide Inks, trimmed it down to 4" x 5.25" and attached it to a top-folding A2 card base. 

The kitten was stamped with VersaMark Ink, watercolored as a golden tabby and die cut. I added a bit more shine by die cutting my word sentiments (Happy Large Word Die & Happy Halloween Word Die Set) from contrasting glitter paper and gluing them in place. The kitten was popped up with foam tape to sit on top of the "Happy" die cut and I added a few stamped bats and copper sequins to finish up the card!

Thanks so much for joining me here today and happy crafting!

Monday, October 16, 2023

Halloween Card | Whimsy Stamps - "Haunted Graveyards Paper" & "Monsters On Parade" Die Set


Hey There!

Here's a quick and easy design that uses Whimsy Stamps' great "Haunted Graveyards" 6 x 6" Paper Pack! All I had to do was to match the color palette with my die cut scenery and add some shiny zombies and the card was done! 

I trimmed the designer paper down to a 5.5" square and mounted it to a card base. Using the graveyard die from the "Howling Night" Die Set, I selectively cut the scene on a light gray card stock, extending it where it was needed to fill the 5.5" measurement. Then I ink blended the grassy details using the negative die cut with Distress Oxides to match the colors in the sky background. The panel was heat embossed with sentiment, trimmed to fit the bottom of the card front and popped up with foam tape. 

I die cut the zombies (From the Monsters On Parade" Die Set) and heat embossed them with black powder to give them some shine so that they would stand out from the background. The zombies were glued down and the excess was trimmed off the backside to finish up the card. This card only took about an hour to complete once I had the design figured out and that's pretty fast for me!

Thanks so much for joining me today and happy crafting!


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