Hi friends, I’m back with my sixth Halloween project for 2022! The inspiration for this card came from a couple stamp sets I had purchased quite some time ago but never had time to use them. You know how it is… I hope you enjoy this installment in my Halloween 2022 series.
Using Canson XL Bristol Smooth cardstock, I first stamped one of the owls from Katzelkraft’s “Les Super Chouettes” stamp set using Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink Pad (since I knew I was going to being coloring the images with Copic markers). I then stamped the image a second time using masking paper so I could fussy cut it out and mask the original owl stamped on the Bristol Smooth cardstock. Next, after applying the mask to the owl, I stamped the Picket Fence Studios “All the Gourds” stamp on top of the masked owl and let the ink fully dry before coloring it with the Copic markers.
After coloring the images, I painted the owl’s eyes with a Sakura Black Glaze pen then put tiny white dots on them with my Artistro White Extra Fine Point Paint Marker Pen and used the same white marker pen to put some white highlights on the pumpkins. For that special shine on the owl’s eyes, I applied a thin coat of Ranger’s Glossy Accents.
To assemble the card, I trimmed the colored image to the extent of the pumpkins, cut a piece of Cardstock Warehouse’s Sirio Ultra Black cardstock to accommodate a thin mat around it, and then cut a piece of glittery purple specialty paper from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Deco Sheets so that it would provide another thin mat around the black cardstock. Using my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, I taped all three of these layers together and then adhered it to a piece of orange harlequin pattern paper from Echo Park Paper Co.’s Halloween Magic 6×6 Paper Pad that had been cut to A2 size using Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Rectangle Stack dies.
I completed the card with a Happy Halloween sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Spooky Salutation Sentiment Strips and used Waffle Flower Foam Strips to adhere it to the card front. Lastly, I adhered small back gems – three on each side of the lower edge of the card – using Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium and glued the card front to the card base.
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Until next time…