Hello Hello Hello!! Happy Monday!! Sorry for the sporadic posts lately–It’s just I’ve been hard at work, behind the scenes, creating cards and tags for a few custom orders I’ve received! YAY!! But that doesn’t mean that I can’t slip in a spooky Halloween card here and there to share…..Boo!
I just love this Haunted plate from Oxford Impressions/Austen Gallery. So many eerie images, so many possibilities! Let me explain what I did on this Haunted Poe card..
Supplies I Used:
- All Images from the Haunted Plate (Oxford Impressions/Austen Gallery)
- Distress Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Archival Ink (Ranger), Staz-On Ink, Clear Embossing Powder
- Manilla Stock, Ivory Stock, Vellum
- Water Brush, Heat Tool, 2″ Square Punch, Distresser, Ink Blending Tool, 3D Dots, Double-Back Tape
I knew Mr. Poe was going to be my focal point for this card, so I heat embossed his image using Staz-On Ink in Jet Black and clear embossing powder on manilla stock. I chose Dusty Concord & Mustard Seed DM’s and my water-brush to give Poe’s portrait some color. I really like how the embossed image acts like a resist…
The background was fun to do—I used Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed Distress Inks and my ink blending tool and rubbed all over my manilla stock then spritzed with water and dried with my heat tool. So goth and macabre, indeed. I used Archival Ink in Jet Black to stamp all of the background images with–
The vellum headstones are stamped with Archival Ink in Jet Black and Tea Dye Distress Inks–see, there’s another really faded headstone behind this one….And can you see the little pieces if stamped Ouija Board back there, too?
The Haunted Halloween banners are ivory card stock, treated with Dusty Concord & Walnut Stain DI’s. I then crumpled up the banners a little an rubbed with Walnut Stain to highlight those folds. The moon is stamped with Mustard Seed DI and fussy cut then I inked the edges a little with more Walnut Stain DI.
Once my background was eerie enough, I distressed the edges and inked with Walnut Stain DI. I added mini 3-D dots to the top headstone to give it a little pop, then positioned Poe’s portrait and banners and adhered with more 3-D Dots.
And there you have it…..an eerily fun and haunted card just in time for Halloween! I wonder who may come a knock, knock, knocking on your front door this Halloween?
Until next time….Keep it Artsy Fartsy! Thanks for stopping by!! XOXO-Shari