Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fang-Tastic Halloween Card

Hello Friends! Happy Tuesday! I'm flying in real quick to share a Halloween card. I didn't have a lot of time for this type of card this year, but I managed to squeak one out before the end of the month. I used the super cute Spooktacular stamp set and coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn.

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In the spirit of wanting to use what I have, I pulled out some really old patterned paper to create the circle there. It actually has purple stars on it, so it coordinates with the card stock. I adhered the patterned paper right down on the card base. Although, the camera doesn't show it, the card base had a subtle linen texture...it's quite nice! I stamped all of the images onto white card stock with black ink and colored them with Prisma Color pencils and I blended it out with Gamsol and a blending stump. I really like the results I achieved this time. For a little whimsy, I gave the bats googly eyes! Those things crack me up. I added clear Wink of Stella to the bat's wings and the moon, then adhered them with dimensional adhesive. I felt that the circle needed a little sparkle, so I put on a few clear sequins. For the greeting, I stamped it onto white card stock and die cut it. While it was still in the die, I sponged Black Soot Distress ink around it. I die cut the little yellow stars there from some glitter paper using the Stitched Journaling die set, also from Lawn Fawn. The greeting circle is adhered right down on the card base, too. It's a fairly flat card, with the exception of those eyes! :)

And of course I finished the inside...

Nice and simple inside, too. I cut a large circle with the Nestabilities die, sponged it with black ink and stamped the pumpkin. I colored this image with Spectrum Noir pencils from the Essentials set. And again, I blended them with Gamsol and a blending stump.  I added clear WOS to the yellow parts to make the Jack-O-Lantern sparkle and shine. A few more glittered stars and the greeting finished off the panel.

I can't believe that October is almost over! That's all I have to share today. Thank you so much for stopping by!


stamp set: Spooktacular(Lawn Fawn)
card stock: Vibrant Violet(GinaK Designs)  Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)
patterned paper: Matilda 6x6 Mini Deck(Cosmo Cricket)
specialty paper: Glitter Paper(American Crafts)
ink: Black Licorice Hybrid(My Favorite Things)  Black Soot Distress(Ranger)
dies: Spooktacular dies, Stitched Journaling Card(Lawn Fawn)  Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
bling: 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)
coloring media: Prisma Color pencils  Spectrum Noir Essentials pencils
other: googly eyes from my stash

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

What a wonderfully fun and festive card, Barb! I'm so glad you were able to create one. It's a winner. Your coloring is terrific and googly eyes are just plain fun! Great job!