I’ve been working on a 13 Days of Halloween Cards series and what a work out it has been! This is my first Halloween Series for my YouTube channel and if I learned anything – it is to start a little earlier. I thought 13 cards would be “no big deal”, “it’s just 13 cards”. IF I were just making 13 cards, it really is not big deal to get done in 31 days – but to film, edit and upload is another story. I have had great fun – I just feel this series is taking longer to do than I initially thought.
In today’s blog, I thought I would share Day 8. I really had to think outside of the box a little because I only have 4 Halloween Stamp Sets and I feel the series may become dull if I continue to use the same images.
In today’s card, I took images from a variety of stamp sets to use as my “Trick or Treaters”. When I was looking at my supplies, I thought “Hey, these boys and girls are perfect for my card”.
The background was originally cut to 4 1/4 inches tall x 9 inches wide. While making the background, I trimmed it down a little to approximately 4 inches tall x 8 3/4 inches wide. First, I cut a large circle from some scrap paper and added that to the center of my panel. This is where my moon will be. Next I grabbed the Mini Cloud Stencil from MFT Stamps and used the following distress inks: tumbled glass, spun sugar, dusty concord, stormy sky and black soot to make clouds in the sky.
I then removed the scrap paper and used a warm grey copic marker (W2) to make random markings on the moon. Antique Linen distress ink was used to finish adding a little color to the moon.
Next, I stamped Happy Halloween onto tiny tags with small alphabet stamps using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The small tags were then placed on orange and black bakers twine to create a banner.
A fence was die cut from the Rolling Hills die by MFT and the green grassy pieces were cut using the same die. The panel was then cut down and added to the card base using fun foam.
Now to add our characters. Some were taller than others and they had to go to the outside as to not hide the banner. I then used the shorter of the images in the center, being careful where to place the pirate so his sword didn’t cover the banner.
Once I have my images down, I add lots of pumpkins behind the children and work on the inside. On the inside of the card, I added the grassy border I cut originally for the front panel and the last trick or treater that did not fit on the front.
Overall, I really love how the card came out. It was extremely time consuming, taking over 2 hours (and most of the images were colored previously). If you want to see how I made this card, you can head over to my YouTube Channel for more.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get inspired to rethink what is in your stash!
Mini Clouy Stencil by MFT Stamps
Distress Ink: Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Beautiful Girl (Retired) by MFT Stamps
Space Explorer by MFT Stamps
Party Like a Pirate by MFT Stamps
Mummy (Retired) By MFT Stamps
Grassy Edges Die-namics by MFT Stamps
Rolling Hills Die-namics by MFT Stamps
Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set by Newton’s Nook