So, I have a confession for you, I love, adore, relish, and cannot get enough of Halloween. It is my very favorite holiday, it has always been my favorite. In honor of that adoration, I have my first Halloween card for this season.
I apologize for again I using stamp sets that are retired but it is so much fun I thought that you all might not mind too much. This is Wanda’s Pantry and Midnight Feast from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.
I started this card by creating the center label. I stamped the Witch’s Brew label using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I then cut out the label using Spellbinders Label Four. I then added the aging with Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.
I dabbed a little Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold Distress Ink into the circle at the top of the label. I then added a touch of Glossy Accents over the circle. My witch smudged a little but I decided that it was okay and didn’t take too much away from the overall look.
Next, I cut the next size up of label in white cardstock. I inked this with Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. I then applied Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder over and heat set it. I copied my label again, this time in black.
Next, came the background. I started with a piece of white cardstock. I inked the green inks in the top left corner and worked them into the purple shades. I then added a little distress around the edges by inking with Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs. I then stamped my bats with the Tuxedo Black Ink.
Next came my dripping goo band. I punched out the goo using my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch and white cardstock. I inked the goo with Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. I then applied Black Embossing Powder and got pretty vigorous with my tapping off. This allowed the green to show through. I then applied Clear Embossing Powder and heat set that. This gave the goo a high gloss. I added the black mat, assembled my card and then added a few tiny green and purple gems.
Really Halloween makes me so happy! I must get a jump on our costumes if I have any hope of getting them done before the holiday gets here!
Stamps: Wanda’s Pantry & Midnight Feat – Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Tea Dye, & Vintage Photo Distress Ink – Ranger, Tuxedo Black Memento, VeraMark – Tsukinkeo
Paper: Neenah Solar White & Basic Black – Stampin’ Up
Other: Drippy Goo Punch – Martha Stewart, Spellbinders Label 4, Black Embossing Powder – Ranger, Clear & Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Gems – The Paper Source, Glossy Accents – Ranger