Hello my crafty fans!
First off thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog. It is such an honor to share my talents with you!
Today you will see step by step how I made my favorite Halloween card! No lie I will have a hard time parting with this one!
Supplies you will need:
- One ink blending tool ( I use ranger round ink blenders)
- One green distress ink
- Two shades of blue distress ink
- One fence die cut ( I use Darice brand)
- Stamp sets of your choice
- Glue or adhesive
- Shimmer mist
- Black ink
- White card stock
- Scrap white card stock
- Die cutting machine (optional)
- Score board (optional)
- Black cardstock
- Washi tape
I also used a clearly besotted stamp set called “Boo to you” for the pumpkins
Pictures coming soon
Once they were cut out and colored I placed them aside for later use.
I took my full sheet of Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock and scored it to 5″x7″ usuing my Martha Stuart score board. You can also use premade card bases.
I then taped my card stock down to my cutting mat using washi tape to prepare for the application of distress inks
Tip: you can use any hard surface instead of a cutting mat but keep in mind the distress inks can come off the paper onto the surface you are using.
Step 3:Get your blending tool and three distress inks.
For the sky I used a circular blending motion. This motion makes the sky appear life like with swirls and movement. Ive attached a short demonstration below. Stormy sky was applied first then Blueprint sketch was applied for the second layer.
For the grass: The first layer is done in the same fashion and the second layer is done with upwards hand strokes to simulate grass blades and give a little dimension to the grass.
Press play to learn how to apply upward hand strokes.
Step 4: Fence die
( if you do not have a fence die you can free hand a fence with a black marker)
Step 5: adhering your die cuts
Once you are completely satisfied with your placement you can glue them down to the card stock.
I used Ranger multi medium matte glue with a fine tip applicator to attach my fence to my card. This glue allows you to hide the fact that you used glue because it dries clear and does not leave any sticky residue.
Once I adhered the fence, cat and pumpkins, I used some 3d foam tape to make the sentiment pop and attached it to the top left corner.
I was so happy with the finished result and I hope you will be too. Be sure to show me your versions. Id love to see them!
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of these products. I am only a consumer much like you my faithful blog reader ❤️