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Spooky Salutations

Hello friends! Vicky here and I’m excited to share one of my Halloween 2022 card projects with you.

This card started simply with me playing with Lindy’s Magical powders to create some general ‘moody’ backgrounds for the upcoming Halloween card making season.

I started this card project using some Canson XL watercolor paper that I applied Lindy’s Magical powders to in the “Gag Me with a Spoon Gray” color. After I achieved the look I was going for, I set that aside to allow it to dry for a couple hours.

Next, I stamped the spider web across the top of the page using the Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz “Life of the Party Stamp” stamp set with embossing ink and white ultra-fine embossing powder.

I wanted to use the Whimsy Stamps “Fuzzy Spiders” stamp set but did not want to add the spider as a die cut image, so I had to get a bit creative. I selected which size spider I wanted for the card, then using a VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad I stamped the spider onto the background, covered it with black ultra-fine embossing powder, heat set it and allowed the embossing powder to cool while I plotted the white part of the eyes situation.

To get the opaquest white coloring of the spider’s eyes, I painted a couple layers of Winsor & Newton Designers gouache with a small paint brush and crossed my fingers that it would cover the background showing through the eyes… it worked!

I finished off the card panel design by ink blending a little Black Soot Distress Oxide ink around the edges to draw the eyes to the center of the card.

My final step was the sentiment. I got out my new Simon Says Stamp “Spooky Salutations” sentiment strips and selected the greeting I thought was most appropriate, matted it with some black cardstock and popped it up with some Simon Says Stamp black foam squares.

The final detail was to add some embellishments. I chose to use the Picket Fence Studios “Moon Shade” Gem Mixes and placed those strategically around the card panel for a little sparkle. Next I added Ranger’s Glossy Accents to the eyes and this card was complete!

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