Wednesday 27 October 2021

SHC - Halloween Stars ....

.... Morning! It's the last week of October, and the last day of the month is my very favourite holiday of the year - Halloween. My card for this week's Seven Hills Craft blog post is a non-traditional Halloween card. My mojo has gone AWOL and I've been browsing the 'net' for ideas. My card has been inspired by one designed by Therese Calvird - I changed the layout from portrait to landscape, change the theme, the colours and my card is layered. Here's the card:

Stamps: Altenew - Halftone Stars; Lawn Fawn - Celebration Scripty Sentiments, Scripty Autumn Sentiments, Happy Add On: Family
Inks: Gina K - Sweet Mango, Tangerine Tango, Key Lime, Lucky Clover, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Dies: C&9 - All the Letters
Accessories: White & Black Card

I'm submitting this card to Inkspirational - INK#250 where they want to see cards for Boys or Men.

I stamped my own background using the halftone stars in Halloween colours of orange, green and purple. I stamped a piece of card bigger than I needed and once I'd selected the area I wanted, but the panel to size. I used dies to cut out the word 'Halloween', along with three more sets in black card. I layered black letters together and finished with the patterned letter on top. I stamped the word 'happy' in bold black ink above the die cut word, and adhered the panel to a black mat layer. I added the whole piece to the front of an A6 (US size - 6¼" x 4½"). I used the inlaid die technique to inlay the letters.

Inside the card, I cut a black mat layer and on the white panel I stamped three stars to match the front of the card. I created the sentiment by using stamps from three Lawn Fawn sentiment sets - I like mixing things up!!

I took a close-up photo of the inlaid letter dies - you can clearly see the depth given with the black layers.

This card is for our son - he like Halloween too, but he's not into cute at all. So I was very happy to come up with a non-traditional Halloween card for him. That's it from me today. Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon.

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1 comment:

Marlena M. said...

WOW I love this technique! Such a fun card Deborah! Thank you for joining us at INk~

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