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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hello sweet friends!!

Happy Halloween to you all!! I hope you enjoy the festivities and aren't frightened by too many ghouls and goblins showing up at your door--nor in your stomachs after all that Halloween Candy!

Halloween passed VERY uneventfully here as usual, but I'm a bit sad about the fact that we miss such a big season of tradition, fun and celebrations. Oh well. When my daughters get older we'll definitely have to bring Halloween into our yearly calendar :)

Despite that we didn't celebrate Halloween here, I've been feeling an itch to make a card for the 'season', so here it is:

Here's a little Halloween girl for you, I was going to make her a witches hat but she was just too cute, so rather than go "all-out" I kept it simple and just tried to give a feel of spooky darkness (it's much darker in life than this photo shows due to the camera flash).

Here's what I did:
  1. Stamp the girl image on white cardstock using Memento ink
  2. Stamp the same image onto Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper, cut out and (temporarily) adhere over original image.
  3. Cover a small rounded section of the base of white cardstock (to form the ground)--(I just cut a piece of scrap paper into the right shape as I didn't want to use the Masking paper, because this was particular size and shape for this card.)
  4. Ink up the Cloud Background stamp with Stormy Sky ink and stamp. (**NB The masking paper protects the little girl image and makes it look like she's standing in FRONT of the clouds)
  5. Ink the Silhouette Grass Stamp with Scattered Straw ink, stamp.
  6. Using my blending tool, add some Walnut stain ink to the base of the card to create the ground/dirt she is standing on.
  7. Remove the masking paper, color the girl image with copics
  8. Stamp Hello Flags stamps onto scrap paper in desired colors.
  9. Adhere flags onto cardfront and either draw a black line between to create the banner's "rope" (or cut a thin strip of cardstock and adhere to cardfront underneath pennants)
  10. Distress edge of card with scissors or distressing tool
  11. Mount onto Black cardstock!

DONE!! It looks like a lot of steps but they're all VERY easy.

Here's what I used:
Hero Arts Clouds Rubber Stamp
Hero Arts Silhouette Grass Stamp
Hero Arts Sweet Wonderful You Stamp 
Hero Arts Hello Flags Stamp 
Foam Blending Tool
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Stormy Sky
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Pumice Stone
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Clear For Embossing (on inside of card)
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Scattered Straw
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Weathered Wood
Copic Marker X-Press Blending Card
Copic Sketch Markers
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper 12/Pkg 
Bazzill Cardstock Black OP 12 x 12 

Have a FRIGHTULLY wonderful Halloween dear friends!

Till next time--

Linda x

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