I’m back today with a card that I created with the new Stampers Anonymous Monster Reunion stamp set (CMS381). How fun are these monsters? They are so full of personality and absolutely perfect for cards or Halloween treats…you just can’t beat aging monsters!
I stamped the image with Black Soot Archival Ink and then watercolored it with Distress inks and a Detail Water Brush.
The background paper was made by smooshing, blending and mixing a few colors of Distress Inks & Distress Oxide Sprays with water.
The Distress Marker colors used were Black Soot, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord.
The colors that I used to smoosh with water and dip my Distress Watercolor Paper into were… Seedless Preserves, Carved Pumpkin, Crushed Olive, Black Soot and some tiny drips of Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Sprays that I dripped onto my craft mat.
After I was done smooshing the ink onto the paper, I dried it with my heat tool and then stamped portions of the web from the new Stampers Anonymous, Life of the Party stamp set (CMS380) randomly onto the paper.
I messy stitched around Dracula and matted him to a piece of black cardstock that had been cut from the Sizzix Stacked Deckle nesting dies. I cut a piece of the Twisted Edge Thinlet (yes, this is one of my favorite halloween dies, an oldie but a goodie) and embossed it with some clear embossing powder.
I cut out a couple bats from the new Sizzix Bat Crazy thinlet set, out of a piece of Distress Watercolor paper that had been blended with Black Soot Distress Ink, then embossed them with a bit of Seth Apter Emerald Creek Rocky Road Embossing powder.
I took a couple of Loopy Christmas Hooks and bent them with my jewelry pliers, then painted them with a little Black Soot Distress Paint. The hooks are from the dollar store and are the perfect weight for bending and using for cards.
I adhered the bats to the wire with a dab of Distress Collage Matte Medium. Its best if the collage medium completely covers the wire. This helps to keep the bats held on tight! I set them aside to dry, then attached them behind the matted Dracula.
Then I matted it all onto a black card base…with that, my card was complete!
Thanks so much for stopping by today…have a great one!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Monster Reunion (CMS381), Life of the Party (CMS380)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Twisted Edge, Stacked Deckle, Bat Crazy
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Watercolor Paper, Black Soot Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Dauber
Distress Markers- Black Soot, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord.
Distress Oxide Spray – Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron
Distress Paint- Black Soot
Distress Ink- Seedless Preserves, Carved Pumpkin, Crushed Olive, Black Soot
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, Christmas Hooks, Emerald Creek Seth Apter Baked Texture Rocky Road
Another amazing card!!! You are just so creative.
Fonda Rush says
You’re right – these monsters have personality! Love your piece, especially how you applied the bats.
Sherry T says
How fun, Dracula is all personality and the bats are just fun! Love the colors, too!
Sherry T says
Hey Stacy, I have a question, please…Did you smoosh the card that Dracula is on before or after you colored it? This looks like a lot of inky fun!
Christina Sedor says
So amazingly creative Stacy xxx
Rita P. says
Wow. Such fun color choices and as always, creative flawless work on your part. I’d like to meet this monster, he has stories to tell.
Adore him… one reason I was convinced to get this set! ( stamps )
He is a handsome fellow! lol Great piece and love all the colours and textures you have put on there. The bats, way cute. This stamp set is really a good one. 😀 Happy Halloween.
Wow! This is an amazing card! Did you use the markers to water color Dracula or were they used on the background?