Hello! It is no secret that Halloween is my absolute favorite day of the year. And any time that I can share a Halloween project, I am more than happy to do so. I haven’t had a lot of time to create Halloween things this year, unfortunately….but today, and a few other days this month, I will be sure to show you some fang-tastic things that I’ve been working on. Today’s card may tickle your funny bone. At least, I hope it does. Check out this paw-some group of ghostly pups from Stampendous!
SSC1322: Lick My Feet
My Colors Cardstock: Spanish Moss
Imagine: VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Sakura Koi Watercolors
Ranger: Distress Oxides in Frayed Burlap, Old Paper, Antique Linen, Iced Spruce
Recollections: 110 lb cardstock in white
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Scrap paper or masking paper
1. Stamp all 4 dogs on to inexpensive scrap paper or masking paper. These will be masks for your card.
2. Fussy cut the “mask” images.
3. Cut a piece of Recollections cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4.”
4. Use the masks to decide placement on white cardstock.
5. Stamp the dog that will be in front first with Nocturne ink.
6. Place the mask on the dog you just stamped, and stamp your second dog.
7. Add the mask to the second dog, while keeping the first mask in place as well.
8. Repeat these steps for the last two dogs.
9. Paint the pumpkins and the actual dogs with Sakura Koi watercolors.
10. Apply Distress Oxide Inks to your work surface and spritz with water.
11. Paint the Oxide Inks to the fabric on the dogs.
12. Paint a shadow with Payne’s Gray Koi watercolor.
13. Paint the ground with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
14. Stamp the sentiment with Nocturne Ink in the upper right.
15. Create the card base with Spanish Moss cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2.”
16. Adhere the stamped layer to the card base with EZ Runner.
I think that the key to this card is that odd glow coming off of the pups. It gives them more of a ghostly feel. It takes a bit of time to mask them off, but if you use a sturdy cardstock or even thin plastic, you ca re-use the masks over and over.
I don’t know about you, but if these guys showed up at y door, they would gets lots of treats! I had a lot of fun making this, especially when it came to choosing different grays to make their sheets varied. I didn’t want them to all blend in to each other. Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog to see more Halloween ideas. Thanks for stopping by. Have a spook-tacular day!
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