Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Double BOO to You Post
Working on house projects this week so while paint is drying decided to post two more BOO Day cards for Halloween. Here is the first card:
Went to a local stamp show last weekend and made a stop at the Just For Fun booth. I bought the trick or treaters stamp there and made one Halloween card using that stamp. This is a second card layout from their card sample board using that same stamp. For my card I used #110 weight black card stock from Mikes for the card base. Used a purple card stock for both front pieces to the card.
For the card front I cut a piece of white/GP card stock larger than what I would need for the card front. Covered that with distressed inks. Using the Paint Scratches background stamp from Technique Junkies I stamped that on the distressed piece using black ink. Set this aside.
For the smaller front piece I cut a piece of white/GP to the size I would need. Punched out a circle from scrap card stock for the moon and put that on the white/GP using removable adhesive. Covered this piece with distressed inks. Removed the circle for the moon. Stamped the trick or treaters near the bottom of this piece using black ink. I wanted them to be really dark so I inked and stamped them twice. For the "happy halloween" stamp over the moon I used a stamp from Impression Obsession. With that stamped I then used a black distress ink and sponged the edges of this piece. Put it on a piece of purple card stock using the ATG. Set it aside.
For the Paint Scratches card front piece I trimmed it to the size I needed for the card front. Sponged the edges with the black distress ink. Stamped a Just For Fun black cat stamp in the lower right corner and used a white gel pen for the eyes on the cat. Put this front piece onto a piece of purple card stock using the ATG and then put these onto the black card stock base. The smaller trick or treaters stamped piece has a small black craft foam sheet behind it to give this piece dimension on the card front. Just For Fun has nice sample boards at their booth and you can't leave there without being inspired for sure!
The second card:
Had picked up the Halloween trees stamp during a recent trip to Enchanted Cottage and never made a card with it until . . . This card stock base is purple with a piece of black card stock from Mikes for the front. I cut a piece of white/GP card stock larger than what I needed for the card front. Using a circle punch I punched out a circle from scrap card stock and put it on my card stock for the moon using removable adhesive. Covered that white/GP piece with the distressed inks. Once that was covered I removed the circle piece for the moon.
For this card positioning the trees was key. The trees stamp is Batty Trees from Great Impression Stamps. I used the stamp positioner to be sure I would have the trees where I wanted them. I wanted some of the spider webs to be over the white moon so for this card front I stamped right to left to fill the card front using black ink. Once the trees were stamped I trimmed this piece to the size I needed for the card front and then sponged the edges using black distressed ink. Using the ATG I put the card front onto the black card stock from Mikes. Then put these onto the purple card stock base.
For the greeting "Happy Halloween!" I used a stamp from Endless Creations and stamped that onto scrap black card stock with VersaMark ink. Embossed this using white embossing powder. Cut this to the size I wanted using the trimmer. Put this greeting piece onto a piece of black craft foam and put it on the lower left front of the card. Simple card to make but it has enough of the Spook Factor for Halloween. TFL