I finally am ready to start THINKING about fall. Although I do hate to see summer go, this cute Halloween set caught my eye today. I decided to make a background stamp of almost the whole collection of stamps in this set. I placed them on my card the way I wanted them and then took my large acrylic block and set them over the stamps so I could keep my arrangement.
I then inked up the stamps with my Versarmark ink and embossed them with my new favorite embossing powder—American Crafts Zing brand Copper. I LOVE the way this looks.
I added some fall flower sequins and a strip of purple cardstock (leftover from my first Halloween card). I corner chomped the corners of the notecard and that is it! It is a tad simple, but I think the copper embossing powder helps to give it more interest.
If I were to do this again, I think I would stamp this background on a piece of cardstock and then add it to a notecard with a banner sentiment across the card front. It would add some dimension and make it a bit more detailed, since I think it has a bit too much black showing.
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Well, I am starting to feel a bit ready for fall. I do love Halloween and although I don’t really send out Halloween cards I may have to rethink that because this sweet witch stamp is too cute not share!
I stamped the witch with Ranger Archival Ink on some Strathmore watercolor paper. I really like this paper. It is a good value and gives great results. I then used my Distress Inks and Distress Markers to color her. I used Black Soot and Seedless Preserves on her dress and hat. I used Peeled Paint and Seedless Preserves on the stripes on her hat, dress, and stockings. I used Spiced Marmalade for the pumpkins. I just layered the color to add some shading and darker colors. I ended up using my heat gun to dry things so I could keep going. I used Crushed Olive for her hair and added some white dot detail using my Gelly Roll pen. I couldn’t resist adding some Wink of Stell to her dress and hat for a little sparkle.
I love how she turned out.
I then used some purple cardstock (from the multi-color packs from Michaels) behind my image and for the “Trick or Treat” sentiment. The Trick or Treat sentiment is from an old Stampin’ Up set. A similar sentiment would not be hard to find. I embossed the Trick or Treat sentiment with Wow Metallic Platinum Sparkle embossing powder. and cut out with my Fiskars circle punch. I added some white dot detail with Gelly Roll pen too. I used foam tape to pop the image off the notecard. I finally added some Paper Studio Baker’s Twine for a bit more detail. I sometimes find it hard to stop myself and didn’t want the card to be too busy. I think I prefer a more clean and simple design. I am not as good at the shabby chic look.
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