Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Dark & Twisted, Mysterious, and Spooky! It's a Halloween Card!

 It's Tuesday which means that you've got Kathi here to share a project with you! It's the end of August and Halloween stuff is in the store, so it's time to start creating Halloween projects! Here's my first card of the year, which was imagined to be a wizard's room where she captured some bats and put them into  bottles. The other bats are very confused and are trying to liberate their brethren.

Here's the card!

Removeable adhesive was used to adhere the Gothic Arch Mask from the Gothic Arch Small Stencil Set by Darkroom Door to the center of a panel of mixed media cardstock.

Using a stamping platform, Morning Mist VersaFine Clair Ink by Tsukineko was used to stamp the Brick Wall Background Stamp by Darkroom Door over the mask. I had to re-ink and stamp a few times to get good coverage for the brick background. 

The Gothic Arch Mask was cleaned and set aside. 

The Gothic Arch Stencil was placed onto the image panel, covering the brick wall, and secured with tape. 

Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Tsukineko was used to stamp the small rounded bottle from the Bottles Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set by Darkroom Door onto the image panel and onto repositionable label paper which was fussy-cut to be used as a mask, taking care to keep the bottle's outline intact.

The bottle stamp was cleaned, moved to the right of the existing bottle, and stamped with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink onto the masked image panel and onto repositionable label paper, which was fussy-cut to be used as a mask.

Repositionable Scotch Tape was placed across the base of both bottles in the open arch area.

Della Blue and Graphite Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps was brushed over the tape and the bottles in the archway. 

The masks were placed over both bottles and Della BlueGraphiteViolet Chalk, and Blue Lagoon Elements Inks were brushed over the masked images to deepen the colors.

The masks were lifted and the tape was repositioned. Distress ink was brushed below the tape to create a niche for the bottles to sit. 

Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink was used to stamp the smaller bats from the Twisted Tree Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set by Darkroom Door in the bottles and the larger bats, standing on the lid of the bottle and flying in the night sky.

The masks and stencil were removed and the panel was heat set.

The bottle outline mask was placed around the left bottle and Della Blue and Graphite Elements Inks were lightly brushed along the perimeter to add depth and dimension. The outline mask was moved to the right bottle and the process was repeated.

A white pencil was used to add highlights to both bottles.

The Gothic Arch Mask was placed back over the arched window. Graphite Elements Ink was brushed over the bricks to color the wall. Russet Orange Elements Ink was pounced onto the brick with my pouncy tool to add some visual interest to the bricks.

A Carbon Black chalk pencil was used to outline the Gothic Arch Mask. The mask was removed and a cotton bud was used to soften the chalk. 

A Brown Ochre chalk pencil was used to create shadows under the bottles.

The image panel was trimmed to 4.75" x 4.25" then edged with black ink.

VersaMark ink was used to stamp the three sentiments from the Twisted Tree Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set onto black cardstock. White Detail Embossing Powder was added, the excess was shaken off, and the sentiments were heat set. They were cut with some flag dies, then the flag portions were trimmed.

The image panel was adhered to a black card. The sentiments were adhered to finish the card.

Please pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping, for step-by-step instructions, notes, and complete supply lists.

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