Thursday, October 22, 2015

More cards.................

Hi everyone, have been keeping busy making more Halloween cards.  I was poking around Pinterest and came across an old technique that Tim did on a Christmas tag back in 2008.  He painted a tag black and then clear embossed a flourish on it.  Over the top of that he painted some juniper paint.  Before it dried he wiped with a cloth over the top of it, leaving the embossed flourish showing thru.

I decided to try it with some Halloween colors.  I used black cardstock instead of painting some black but then I clear embossed this Raven stamp I have.  It is about 4 x 5 so it covered most of the front of the card.  Then I painted over it with orange paint.  Using a damp cloth, I swiped over the entire thing leaving the stamped images free of paint.

I added some other embellishments across the front along with a couple of bats and a spider that I made out of shrink film. The gray web looking stuff is actually cheesecloth that I colored with Pumice Stone Distress stain.  The 'hocus pocus' words are stickers. Love how the background turned out.

The other one I made, I used a another technique that I saw on Pinterest.  Apparently it was a technique that Tim used in his latest online class, somewhat altered.  They used aluminum foil to cover a piece of cardstock, glued it on. Then they embossed it with a leaf flourish. Then they covered it with black paint to get it in the crevices and wiped the excess off.

So.................. using my Halloween inspiration, I covered a piece of black cardstock with aluminum foil. I let it dry a little first so it wouldn't crack or tear.  Then I embossed it with the spider web embossing folder.  Then I covered that with black paint and wiped the excess off.  It turned out really cool looking, don't cha think?

I added some orange cardstock under a black 'Happy Halloween' ribbon, a big spider I die cut and coated with glossy accents.  A couple bats, a crossbones and a die cut '31' round out the rest of the embellishments.

I still have a witches' hat I wanted to decorate.  Have had it for several years and never got it done so I'm thinking now is the time.  I used to wear black halloween hats to the "Black Hat Society" tea parties I used to attend when I lived in FL.  Really miss those ladies and those tea parties.  One of them, Gloria, actually sent me an invitation to the Halloween tea party she's giving this year.  Sure wish I could attend.  I'll make and wear my hat and be there in spirit. Love you girls!!



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