We have a beautiful fall day in Minneapolis, so I am blogging on my deck. Football is on inside, but I just can’t sit there and watch it when it is this gorgeous outside.
So Friday was cool and drizzly. I decided to make some cards and got three completed that evening. I am writing about the first card I made which was my response to the Stamp Nation Color Challenge. The colors given were Royal Treatment, Mandarin Spice, Green Tea, Eucalyptus and Daydream. I had just received my Spooky Hollow stamp from Catherine Pooler (which I got on sale) and decided I needed to get the kids Halloween cards going so I can focus on Christmas cards at the end of this month and early October.
I love the look of the haunted house and the moon and the stars. I stamped the pumpkins from Autumn Blessings and used the oak leaf from Hello Autumn, both by Catherine Pooler. Hello Autumn is a layering stamp set, so it was fun to try different color combinations.
I started by stamping the pumpkins in Sauna. I put some Mandarin Spice, Orange Twist and Icing On The Cake on an acrylic block and colored over my stamped pumpkins using a Tombow blender pen.
I stamped the oak leaves in Limoncello, Sauna then Orange Twist and Icing On The Cake for a brighter look or Mandarin Spice subbed in for Orange twist for a more subdued look. I fussy cut out my pumpkins and leaves.
For the house, I stamped on some Neenah 110lb cardstock and heat embossed with a mixture of black embossing powder. I had 3 or 4 different brands that were low so I mixed them all together in one container.
I put Royal Treatment, Icing On The Cake, Black Jack and Sauna on an acrylic block and colored in the house. I again used a Tombow blender pen. I fussy cut out the house. I cut off the weather vane while fussy cutting. This is why you need the dies. I stamped the tombstones in Twighlight and colored them in using a blender pen. I fussy cut those out as well.
I ink blended Day Dream, Royal Treatment and a little Black Jack on a card panel to create a night sky. I blended Green Tea and Eucalyptus on a card panel to create grassy hills. I really like these color combos for the night sky and grass. I cut both panels out using Lawn Fawn’s largest Stitched Rectangle die. I cut grassy hills out using Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders. I stamped the moon and stars from Spooky Hollow all over my night sky panel using Versamark Ink and Wow White Embossing Powder. I then stamped the fence across the night sky card panel and embossed with my black embossing powder mixture. I stamped my sentiment on the front layer of grass and embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder.
It is time to assemble the card. I glued the sky panel to an A2 card base. I then glued the larger/darker panel of grass to the card. I attached the house and the tombstones to the grassy hills. I then added the front layer of grass to the card panel and attached the pumpkins. I added the oak leaves to the upper corner to make it appear as if you were standing under the tree. I used Art Glitter glue to do all of the adhering.
I am really happy with how this came out. I need to make another one so both kids get a card.
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