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This week I am totally outside my comfort zone with a Halloween card using the Amazing Paper Grace Halloween Add Ons by Becca Feeken. I normally work with soft pastel shades and dark purples and blacks are totally alien to me but it is good to challenge and stretch oneself. Also, Halloween is not a very big tradition here in New Zealand and I have never really done Halloween cards before so it was time to play with the Halloween dies by Amazing Paper Grace and use some newly learned techniques such as ink blending to make this card.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
To make my card I have created a top folding 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base out of white cardstock. I cut a piece of white cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I die cut a small circle using a small circle die out of masking magic paper. I added the small circle to the top right corner of the card before ink blending using Distress Oxide inks – Salvaged Patina, Shaded Lilac, Villainous Potion, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot. I sprayed some glimmer mist and white pearl paint to create a sparkly night sky effect and I then took the circle mas off and added some Antique Linen Distress ink to the circle for the moon. I used the outer masking paper to mask around the moon and added some Pearl stencil paste to the moon for a pearly finish. When this was dry I then added the coloured panel to the front of the card.
I die cut the tree, fence and bats from the Amazing Paper Grace Spooky Boo and Spooky Cottage dies sets. These were then adhered to the front of the ink blended card to create a back scene.
I die cut a frame using the largest dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Hemstitch Rectangles Dies out of black cardstock and a shadow frame out of purple glitter card.
I stamped a scrap piece of card with Wow embossing ink and heat embossed with silver glitter embossing powder and then die cut the cobwebs out of the glittery silver card. I adhered the cobwebs behind the top left and bottom right corners of the black frame and then adhere the purple shadow frame behind the black frame. I cut a piece of acetate 3 3/4″ x 5″ and adhered this behind the frame. I added silver star and pink/purple sequins to the front of the card and then adhered the frame to the front of the card with foam strips to create a shaker card.
I die cut the spiders and cat out of black cardstock and added them to the front of the card and also added the Boo sentiment which was die cut from the embossed glittery silver cardstock.
To finish I coloured two small bitty sparkles with a dark purple Copic marker and added them to the cat for eyes.
Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:
Other Products Used:
Purple glitter card from my stash
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper
Heartfelt Creations Black Cardstock
Wow Embossing ink
Ranger Silver glitter embossing powder
Lawn Fawn Pearl Stencil Paste
Distress Oxide inks – Salvaged Patina, Shaded Lilac, Villainous Potion, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot
Distress ink – Antique Linen
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Kuretake Gamsai Tombi Watercolour Paints
Gina K Designs Masking Magic
Trinity Stamps Star sequins
Craft Medley Sequins – Princess
CTMH Bitty sparkles
Copic Marker BV08
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