Good morning! I hope you’re doing well. I have a sore throat that won’t die, but other than that we are good. Baseball and softball are exciting (with sliding and base stealing and triple plays!), the baby is growing and trying to get on his hands and knees, and I’m *so* close to having my craft room put back together. Soon.
This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper, we have a Halloween challenge going, and we have lots of fun design team projects to inspire you. So make sure to head over to the challenge blog and play along.
- My card base is Thick Whisper White, 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored and folded at 4-1/4”. I stamped the Crackle Paint background stamp on the base in Delicata Shimmery Silver ink.
- The ribbon on the left edge of the card is Basic Black 3/8” Scalloped Edge Ribbon, 4-1/4” long, stuck to the card using Tear & Tape. The ribbon is there because I missed stamping the left quarter inch and wanted to hide that.
- The focal piece is regular Whisper White, 5”x3”. I decided to experiment with the toothbrush-style makeup brushes (I got them on Amazon for under ten bucks, Yoseng brand), so I brushed on Gorgeous Grape around the bottom of the cardstock, darkest on the bottom and the sides. I kept brushing and brushing and brushing until the color was as smooth as I wanted it. Then I sponged Highland Heather around the edges of the top half of the card. I love the look I got from the makeup brushes, but it took forever. I think I still like sponging better so far.
- For the word “wicked”, I sprayed down a sheet of watercolor paper with water, then randomly dropped Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles on the wet paper. I left the paper to dry, then die cut the word using the Wicked dies. I cut three more “wicked”s out of Basic Black cardstock, then stacked all four die cuts together, adhering them together with liquid glue.
- I stamped “Have a” and “Halloween” using the Wonderfully Wicked stamps and using the Stamparatus to place the words exactly where I wanted them.
- I stamped two spider webs in the corners of the focal piece in the Delicata ink.
- I flicked Granny Apple Green ink onto the focal piece using the Stampin’ Write Marker and its lid.
- Finally, I glued down the stacked die cut, then without reinking the spider web stamp, I lightly stamped on the die cut to get some wispy stray webs on the word.
- I mounted the focal piece on a 5-1/8” x 3-1/8” piece of Basic Black cardstock, then popped that up on the card on Dimensionals.
- I finished the card off with some Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.
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