Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Halloween Card | Pink & Main - "Oh Nuts" and "Batty For You!"



I've got a fun Halloween card for you today that combines two of the NEW Stamp Sets from August's Release - "Oh Nuts" and "Batty For You." I did some selective stamping to create this haunted tree with my little batty friend just hanging out taking a nap totally unaware of what lurks inside the tree trunk! This kind of reminds me of the super creepy trees from the Wizard of Oz, which gave me nightmares every time I watched it as a kid!

To join these two images together, I simply covered up the top right portion of the trunk with a piece of a post-it-note and stamped the tree using my MISTI. This left me with an opening in the trunk and I stamped the bat on the branch next to it, covering up the end piece of the stamp in the same way so that I could draw the two together with a fine tipped permanent marker. I also freehanded a bit more grass to the bottom of the scene to ground the tree.

I watercolored the images based on my Distress Ink palette and carried the color to the outside of the stamped lines (to match my sky colors) since I was going to fussy cut the entire piece. I added a spooky yellow face to the opening on the tree to up the scary factor a bit and hand cut the image.

I created a mask for my moon with a circle die cut and ink blended my background panel using these Distress Oxide Ink Colors: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Black Soot. The panel was sprayed with pearl mist and spattered with white opaque paint/green metallic watercolor. I heat set the embossed sentiment and glued the fussy cut image on top. The panel was trimmed to 5.25" x 5.5", attached to a black card base and a handful of holographic star sequins finished up the card! 
Those bright yellow eyes really creep me out so I think I was successful in capturing the look I wanted! I hope this project gives you some ideas on how to easily combine stamp sets together with selective stamping and a bit of quick sketching!


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


  1. This is a fabulous Halloween card and not scary at all (just the way I like them :o)
    Fab colours and great techniques used. Thank you for sharing this with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  2. A brilliant scary Halloween card,the way you adapted the tree to add the scary face was brilliant,the bat does look rather cute though,hope all is well with you and that the covid numbers are falling

  3. Awesome use of colour, many thanks for joining in with our 'Sparkle' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. Wow, I love those vibrant colours. Love Dawn x

  5. OMG GIRL ... this is SO COOL! Your choice of colors is AWESOME and how clever to combine the two to create this fun scene! GREAT handy work and again LOVE the colors! YOU GO GIRL!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE. Who knows, there might be a prize without reaching that goal! LOL

    Please stop in for a visit!

    P.S. And thanks for sharing the details on how you did this ... such a huge help & inspiration!

  6. Wow! This is a fabulous card and I love the colors. That background is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Two Old Bats!
    Tammy DT

  7. WOW, Rachelle this is GORGEOUS! I love the stunning colors you used and your watercoloring is absolutely beautiful, awesome Halloween card and spooky scene, my friend!!
    Hugs, Tammy

  8. Beautiful deep colours, it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  9. That background and colors make my heart pitter patter!

    Thanks so much for joining us at TwoOldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com
    — Dalis

  10. Awesome card.

    Thank you for joining us for the August challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  11. WOW this card as well as the colors are amazing!! Very cleverly created and what an awesome bat and love the spooky tree! Thank you for joining our challenge at Two Old Bats!
    Diane TOB DT

  12. Love this colorful Halloween scene! Thank you for sharing with us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.

  13. Love love love the inky ground and background as well as your card! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  14. Wow, Rachelle, another adorable card with a fabulous inked background! Thank you for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.