Thursday, August 2, 2018
BOO to you when one makes two!
Wanted to make BOO Day cards with new stamps that came in the mail yesterday from
so I began making one card and ended up with two.... Here are the cards I made:
All I knew I wanted to do on the card was have a distressed ink background.. Trimmed a piece of white/GP card stock 4 1/4" by 5 1/2". Used various distress inks and covered the whole white/GP piece:
With that covered with ink I decided to cut this in half so I now had two pieces that were 2 3/4" by 5 1/2":
By cutting this into two pieces I could make two cards using this one distressed background piece. Picked out two of my new stamps and stamped each background piece using the MISTI and black ink from Memento. With the Halloween greeting stamps stamped I added bats and a witch to one card front and for the other card front I die cut some white glitter ghosts.
With these distressed card fronts being smaller than the front of a card I decided to use white/GP for both of my card fronts. The white card stock acts as a frame for the distressed pieces. For the ghost card I used a card stock base of turquoise cut and scored at the top:
With the turquoise card base cut and scored I put the white/GP card front on that using the ATG. With my greeting stamped onto the distressed piece I decided to use regular black ink and sponge that on the edges. Added two small pieces of holiday washi tape to the upper and lower corner of this piece. Used multi ghost dies from my stash and cut those out of white glitter card stock. Used a small circle punch and punched out three black circles to put behind the ghost eyes and mouth to show them off. I used TomBow glue to put the black circles behind the ghosts. Set those aside.
Cut a piece of black card stock a bit larger than the distressed piece and put that behind the distressed piece using the ATG. I did not want to use pop dots for the ghosts but I wanted them to be a little raised on the distressed piece so I doubled up on the glue dots -- put one glue dot on and then put another one over that so the ghosts are a little raised and put them onto the the distressed piece:
Cut a piece of white craft foam to fit behind the distressed piece using double sided tape and put this in the center of the white card front. The craft foam gives it dimension and lifts it off the card front. Added three coloured sequins to this card front.
For the second card I only did stamping - the greeting, the witch, and the multi bat stamp. This card is on a purple card stock base:
Once this card was stamped, sponged and on the white card front I added clear sequins using micro mini glue dots to the stamped piece:
Using the white card front not only frames the stamped distress piece but it really makes all the distressed ink colours stand out. Also they give these cards a different card front look. My new stamps from sosuzystamps are great and stamp beautifully!! Love the font on these stamps and that gives the BOO cards a spooky look. TFL