Happy Halloween! I hope your day is filled with lots of tricks & treats. Today’s ‘Card of the Week’ is inspired by Halloween. I had a lot of fun making this card and I thought I’d take a few snap shots of how I made it and the tools I used to make it as well. I used some of the new stamps I bought at the Ontario, CA, Expo this month. I’m so glad I purchased this Halloween stamp set because it’s so cute—and I know I’ll use it year after year. I also used another set I purchase from the expo—except it’s not a Halloween set it’s just your standard ‘cute’ kind of set. I really love that one too; namely, because it has this super adorable doily banner stamp.
I used a black cardstock for the A2 size card base, some newspaper patterned paper, and a strip of yellow and black patterned paper as well. I also used my doily banner stamp on top and accented the card with these elegant—yet spooky—chandelier stamps.
I love having a reason to use my distressing tools so I used my vintage photo distress ink (you can find these online, at Joanns, or Michaels). I really do adore how this vintage style technique looks.Here I used black embossing powder and my heat tool to get this clean image, then I cut it out.
Next, I adhered the yellow and black strip, and added some more sentiments.
Next I used my adhesive foam to create the 3D effect. You can find these foam adhesives at Michaels, online, or Joanns.