Greetings! I have a new Halloween card to share with you for White Rose Crafts. You may recognize this adorable bat stamp from a card I shared a couple of weeks ago. I needed to use it again, because it really reminds me of illustrations done by Edward Gorey, who I love.
The Bat is from Paper Parachute and I stamped it 3 times with VersaFine Clair Ink in Monarch on to gray cardstock. I fussy cut them all out. For my background, I used the Cobweb Stamp and Stencil from Dylusions. I had an old roll-off print from a gel printing session that had blue ink on it. I took the stencil and laid it on the left side of the background, and inked it up with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide. Then I shifted the stencil over to fill the panel further, and then I repeated it a third time. This stamp and stencil set is long and skinny, so it’s perfect for slimline cards, but I don’t love making those, so I adapted it to work for a standard A2 size.
Next I took the stamp and aligned it with the stenciled image and stamped it with Twilight VersaFine Clair Ink. It pulled out the blue from the roll-off print nicely. I splattered some black texture ink on to the background, and added a sentiment in black from Kaisercraft’s Summer Splash stamps. I inked my card base with a couple of shades of gray ink. My bats were popped up with foam squares.
This card was pretty quick to make because it was just some simple stamping and a bit of stenciling. It’s got a bit of creepiness to it, without being over the top (although I like over the top creepy). Please be sure to visit the White Rose Crafts shop soon, and use my code, “Alison 15” to save 15% off of your purchase. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Love all the layers of color, texture and interest in this!