This week the design team is bringing you projects created with a Halloween theme. Click HERE for the current Beary Sweet Sketch Challenge - it's a fun one!
The most important thing I can tell you about my card is this: It kicked my butt! Haha! I've been admiring stamp-free cards lately, and decided to give it a go myself. Honestly, it felt a little like my very early card-making days... and it was uncomfortable. BUT I stepped out of my current style box and tried something different, about which I'm very happy. I used a ton of "product" and still let the paper tell the story. I like that.
The card is a combination of Cosmo Cricket's Haunted (in-store only) and My Mind's Eye "Halloween Wishes". I've gone and used black card stock as my base once again... it's a trend!
This swirl is part of Pink Paislee's Artisan Elements pack. They are paintable swirls and bits that you can spritz or paint to match your project. Love! I dripped a little Black Soot Distress Ink onto the swirl and tilted it around until it covered the whole element. It took a long time to dry, but it was worth the wait!
The cream and black diamond paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and randomly inked with Charcoal chalk ink to give the hint of dark. I decided it needed more, so I sprayed (too much?) Pearl Glimmer Mist all over. If I planned this out, I would have sprayed with GM *then* embossed and inked. I was worried that I would lose my embossing when the paper was wet... luckily, no. Phew!
"Boo" started out as unfinished die cut letters. I dripped slate alcohol ink (the closest to black I have) on each letter to give it a dark base and set it aside to dry. Once it was ready, I layered black Stickles to cover completely and set aside once again. It's very sparkly!
- Paper: Bazzill Basics Raven; Cosmo Cricket Haunted - available in-store or on the phone; My Mind's Eye Night Light "Halloween Wishes"
- Medium: Stickles - Black Diamond; Glimmer Mist - Pearl; Distress Ink - Black Soot; Color Box Fluid Chalk - Charcoal
- Embellishments: Bazzill Tulle; Petaloo flowers; We R Memory Keepers Designer Snaps (on sale!); Pink Paislee Artisan Elements; Bazzill leaves and American Crafts die cut letters from ooold stash. :)
- Tools and Adhesive: Cuttlebug embossing folders; Scor-Tape
Our current Beary Sweet Challenge can be found here.
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