Spooky Card Series with Not 2 Shabby - Critter Costume Party 1

lundi 7 septembre 2020

 Hey there,

Today I'm very pleased to be guest designing for Not 2 Shabby! I will share three cards during this month featuring the super cute Critter Costume Party stamp set, and the first one is an interactive spooky green mood card.

Like always I started by stamping the images using an alcohol marker friendly ink, I cut them all using my scan n cut and colored everything using my alcohol markers.

When the coloring was done, I cut a panel out of Strathmore bristol cardstock using the reveal wheel die set and circle add-on by Lawn Fawn. I cut a slightly bigger circle out of masking paper, and covered the hole in the panel, and next I created a spooky background using twisted citron, mowed lawn and black soot distress inks.

When my spooky sky was done, I made it more interesting by splattering water all over the panel. Next I added a million stars using liquid stardust, and to darken my sky and make it more creepy, I added drops of black soot distress ink mixed with water.

I removed the mask and cut two grass borders to ground my scene that I colored using hickory smoke and black soot distress inks.

Next I cut a 5,5 x 4,25" black card base and stuck a black shimmery panel on top of it. And I moved on to the interactive part of my card: I cut two wheels, a black one and a white one, a small circle, and I also took a small brad in my stash.

I wanted the inside of the wheel to be white in order to match with the moon, so I cut the scallop edges off the white wheel and stuck the white circle in the middle of the black wheel.

Next I put the brad into the small circle first and next into the wheel at the back and I opened the brad to keep the pieces together. I applied foam squares on the small circle around the brad, I lined up the wheel behind my spooky panel, and next I pressed down onto the card base to attached just the wheel.

I applied foam squares at the back of the spooky panel on the four edges and stuck it on the card base as well. And to totally complete my background, I attached the grass borders, and on one of them I white heat embossed my sentiment 'Happy Halloween'.

Next I attached my four images using foam tape. And to tell the recipient of the card how to use the wheel, I cut two arrows out of grey cardstock, I started by attaching one with the pointy end at the bottom, next I cut the head off the second arrow and stuck it at the top to create a double arrow.

And finally I added a few white blizzard nuvo drops here and there to make the sky even more spooky cute.

(click on the picture below)

- Reveal wheel die set by Lawn Fawn
- Reveal wheel circle add-on by Lawn Fawn
- Outside in stutched rectangle stackables by Lawn Fawn
- Grassy knoll die set by Hello Bluebird
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Distress inks: twisted citron, mowed lawn, black soot, hickory smoke
- Sakura white gel pen
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn
- White blizzard nuvo drops by Tonic Studio
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Masking paper by Simon Says Stamp
- 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock
- Black shimmery cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Black licorice cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Narwhal cardstock by Lawn Fawn

1 commentaire:

  1. Loving this card, the music you had playing in background was spooky enough lol. I love the little dog hanging onto the broom with all his might. What a great way of using the wheel to have just an image moving. Your colouring n blending is amazing to watch and I’m sure I know the way to add the colours to get the perfect blend, I suppose it’s just going to take a lot of time practicing and lots of spare time I do have, so it’s going to be my task each day to just practicing colouring various little critters. I have Archival ink pads that I use for stamping this should be ok for using with the Soectrum Alcohol markers won’t it, or would you suggest something different for a better result?. Again thanks for sharing a great card. Cheers Nessa xx