Friday, October 6, 2023

Scrap N Stamp Halloween Hop--Ghostly Greetings!

Welcome to this months Scrap N Stamp blog hop! We, of course, are celebrating none other than HALLOWEEN! You should have arrived from the lovely MEGHAN K!

Full confession here..I do not like Halloween. Even as a kid, I never enjoyed it. However, I do like creating some spooky cards. Well, kind of spooky. More "spooky-cute".

I chose to use a variety of Tim Holtz/Sizzix products for my card today.

I die cut all the pieces from Mixed Media paper. I added colour using the "smooshing" technique with a variety of Distress Inks. This adds colour quickly while creating some fabulous texture! 

I used one of the pumpkins from the Pumpkin Duo Die Set, the hat and tie (which fit perfectly on that pumpkin) are from the Tailored Die Set. The foliage comes from the Funky Florals 2 set. The clouds are from Christmas Cutouts. The little skull on the top hat is from Trick or Treaters and the "31" is cut using the Alphanumeric Nomads set. The small bat is from an older set I had in my stash.

As you can see, all these die sets work wonderfully together and it also shows that I have a bit of an obsession with Tim Holtz dies and die cutting in general!!

To create the background, which is pretty much covered by my focal point, I used Transparent Distress Crackle paste along with the new Spellbound Stencil. I did ink blend some Broken China Distress Ink over it. This was done directly on a white card base.

I die cut an oval window into a card front, foam mounted it onto the base then foam mounted my focal cluster.

Because there is so much texture on this card already, I did not add any sparkle, shine, gems or sequins.

Hope you enjoyed this not so spooky Halloween card! Even though I'm not into Halloween, I had so much fun going through my stash of TH dies and creating!!

Now on to the treats!!

Leave a lovely comment on each stop of this hop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Scrap N Stamp Online Store!!  You have until October 24, 2023 to leave a comment. Winner will be announced on the SNS Blog on October 31, 2023. GOOD LUCK!!

But here's one more treat for your pillowcase...

Save 25% on select Halloween themed items until Oct 11/23!  Happy Shopping!


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