Wednesday, October 6, 2021


Hello and welcome!  Today I'm sharing a card that I made for Halloween to be sent to my granddaughter this year.  I'm sharing it with two challenges with Halloween themes - the Paper Players and Just Us Girls.

For this card I turned to one of my favorite stamps from Stamping Bella and I decided to CASE this card I made with it last year, with a few changes and additions.

Love those crazy pumpkins!  First step was to ink up and color the pumpkins with Copic markers. I determined where the moon was going to be on the panel, stenciled the bats in black ink and clear heat embossed them, then masked the pumpkins and the moon so the background could be ink blended.

Distress Oxide inks were used to create the background, then I removed the moon mask, inked the circle up with Fossilized Amber, then used a moon stencil to create the "craters".  The sentiment was cut twice from black and once from purple glitter paper, layered up and adhered to the vellum shadow.  The vellum has been covered on the backside with a piece of double sided adhesive, so it could be securely adhered to the inky background.  After using the deckle rectangle die to cut the panel, it was adhered to a piece of fun foam then added to the orange card base.  

I debated about whether or not to splatter the panel with water drops for that cool oxidization and opted to do so, covering up the moon and the sentiment before splattering. I think I got a bit carried away lol!, but I do have to say IRL the water spots are more subtle than in the photos.

Thanks for taking time to visit, I really appreciate it!

Take care and stay safe!


Stamps:  Oddball Naughty Pumpkins (Stamping Bella)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Burnt Orange (Simon Says Stamp), Black, Frosted Glitter Paper  (Memory Box), vellum
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne; Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Crackling Campfire, Seedess Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain and Black Soot DOX
Other:  Deckled Frame die (Waffle Flower), Spooky dies (SSS), Layered Bats stencil (SSS), Moon Stencil (Tim Holtz), Copic multiliner, Ultrafine Clear embossing powder.
Copics:  YR18, 09, Y38, 17, E29, 37, YG 97, 95, 93, C3, W9, 7


Celeste Goff said...

Such a fun and colorful card! Love the pumpkins and the fun touches of glitter!

Nancy said...

Is there any type of card that your struggle with, Stef? Awesome scene and the spooky in glitter was a great idea! Terrific job! Thanks for playing at both Just Us Girls and Paper Players!

Debbie Crowley said...

Steg, what a great spooky card! Those pumpkins have certainly had a spooky night. Beautiful coloring and great layout. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

Ida said...

Great card. Love the pumpkin image you used and your sparkly spooky sentiment die.