Hello there…I hope you are all having a fantastic day!
I’m back with a short tutorial for you for a creepy halloween card and some treats that I created for the Stampers Anonymous Halloween Release a few weeks ago. These all use the new Monster Reunion Stamp Set (CMS381)
..a really fantastically fun set!
Did you know that there is a Picket Fence Distress Marker??? It was perfect for the mummy and worked well over top of the Distress Oxide background!
I also created a few treat bags with the set and combined the stamped images with a few Sizzix die cuts, which really made them pop!
It’s AWESOME to use all the tools you have in the tool box!
So let’s begin…
I started by blending some Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide inks with a blending tool onto a piece of distress watercolor paper in random areas. Then I sprayed the heck out of it with my distress sprayer until beads and drips were formed, then let the drips run down the paper, then I dried it with my heat tool. When It was dry, I picked up some of the drips from my craft mat that had rolled off of the paper and dried it again.
I don’t have specific photos of this…but you get the idea. It’s a SUPER EASY way to create a background.
In this photo you can see how it dripped and then I dried it with my heat tool…
a yummy oxide effect.
After I had dried it, I smooshed the paper into some leftover Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Ink that was on my craft mat… and dried it again.
Then I put it into the stamp platform and stamped the mummy with Black Soot Archival Ink. I left my paper in the stamp platform and colored him in with Picket Fence and Pumice Stone Distress Markers.
Be sure to leave him in the stamp platform exactly where you stamped him the first time, that way you can stamp him again and again after you color him in. A weird thing about coloring with the Picket Fence marker, it will show very light when you start coloring and as it dries, the white gets brighter and brighter, kind of like it’s oxidizing.
Here is the Mummy after I had stamped him with Black Soot Archival Ink a few more times… Just keep inking up the stamp, and stamping again and again until the lines are nice and crisp.
I created the background of the card by doing the same effect as I had done with the mummy background, then added some drips of ink and water flicks and dried it. I stamped some Ledger Script (CMS241) with Black Soot Distress Ink then blended a little bit of the Shifter Diamonds (THS110) with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide.
I embossed a little bit of the diamond pattern with gold embossing powder and then went back with the shifter stencil and blended in some Black Soot Distress Ink.
I cut a cobweb out of black cardstock and sprayed it with a bit of Distress Resist Spray to give the web some more dimension and adhered it to the top of the background.
I trimmed down the mummy paper to fit onto my background and cut a spider out of distress watercolor paper, colored it with distress markers and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Then I messy stitched it with black thread and my sewing machine. The mummy cloth was darkened with a little Black Soot Distress Ink and Antique Linen Oxide Ink and water, then dried with a heat tool. I tied on the piece of mummy cloth. Then I tied on an idea-ology bone.
I added a piece of thread to the back of the spider and adhered all the pieces together and added it to a card base.
With that, the card was complete…
For the treat bags I colored each of the stamped images in the same way with Distress Markers and a detail water brush. I used a few different Stampers Anonymous Stencils to create the background papers then cut them with the Sizzix treat bag thinlet.
Here are some closeups…
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look…have a fantastic day!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Monster Reunion (CMS381), Shifter diamonds, Shifter Chevron, Decayed
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Treat bag, Cobwebs, Frightful Things
Tim Holtz/idea-ology- Boneyard bones, Mummy Cloth
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Stamp Platform, Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Watercolor Paper, Black Soot Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Dauber,
Distress Markers- Picket Fence, Pumice Stone and a variety of colors
Distress Ink and Oxides- Frayed Burlap OX, Antique Linen OX, and a Variety of colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Detail Water Brush
Other- Sewing Machine and Black Thread
Freddie Sleijpen says
These are spooktacular ♡♡♡♡
Ann B says
Fa-boo-lous inspiration Stacy! I love the card and the way you layered the “monster” over that background, the depth you’ve created is amazing!
Christina Sedor says
Your creativity always amazes me Stacy xxx
The papers you create and use are so amazing, somehow they always look so perfect for each project! I love the Halloween projects, they are just so inspiring! Thanks for a great tutorial and loads of inspiration!
Rita Perfater says
Fabulous Stacy. I didn’t know about the Picket Fences Marker. I want to give it a try. There is always a pleasure to view your work and read your tutorials. So much information and inspiration. Thank you.
Sherry T says
Creepy cool stuff…love this cast of characters…
Just adore your background colour choice! I do love those Oxide inks!!! Great projects, detail is amazing. You do such awesome work Stacy.
Your projects are just amazing! I just enjoy the blog so much and how much I learn from someone as creative as yourself. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
Nancy Wethington says
Another set of amazing backgrounds. These are *must-save* techniques.