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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Have A Wicked Halloween....

Ohhh.... It is almost time to decorate the house and garden for Halloween.

Do I dare say that I love this holiday.

Here is a creation that I made for some girlfriends for card night a few weeks back.
I used a Tim Holtz Stamp for the skull and the Wallpaper stamp for the background.
And the sediment was from Close to My Heart.

SO what I did for the background....

What you will need:

Black card stock
Manila card stock
Distress stain in Fired Brick, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany
Water in spray bottle
Heat gun
Tim Holtz Stamps Skull and Wallpaper
Close to my Heart stamp "Have a Wicked Halloween"
Distressing tool Prima
Blending tool Tim Holtz
Distress inks in Black Soot, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain
Distress Stickles in Clear Rock Candy ((LOVE THIS STUFF))
Crackle Accents 
Glossy Accents
Ranger Perfect Medium
Black Embossing powder
Liquid Pearls in Onyx Pearl
Googlie Eyes
Silhouette Cameo
Creative Impressions Web Ribbon in black
Dimensional tape
Black or Brown Flower
Skeleton Hand or Part
Black Bling

Step 1:
I used Ranger Manila 12"x12" card stock, wet down the card stock with water
and used distress stains in Fired Brick, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany. Then let drip and spread out. Heat gun.

Step 2:
Used Tim's Wallpaper stamp as a background with distress ink in Black Soot and Walnut Stain. Over the whole sheet. Heat gun and cut up into 3 7/8"x 4 7/8". Distressed the edges of the paper with Prima's Distressing tool then took the blending tool and Walnut Stain to the edges. Heat Gun.

Step 3:
A liberal amount of Distress Stickles in Clear Rock Candy of surface of the card stock and rubbed in with my finger to get a look of streaked wall paper. Let dry naturally.

Step 4:
Ranger Crackle Accents on the top two corners and about an inch wide width along bottom edge. Let dry naturally. This is important to do this step your crackle will look better.

Step 5: 
Stamp skull image onto white card stock. Using Blending tool and Distress ink in Antique Linen around the edge of circle cut out. About 2" circle. Glue GOOGLIE eyes to the eye sockets with Glossy Accents.

Step 6:
Cut out on Silhouette frame in black card stock, inside circle is 2" Then using Liquid Pearls by Ranger in onyx Pearl dot the edge of cut out. Glue frame to skull. Also cut out on Silhouette cut out the easel back to the card in black card stock as well.

Step 7: 
Using Creative Impressions Web Ribbon adhere to the front of the card about 1" from bottom of background. Then using dimensional tape the skull frame top top portion of card. Cut 4"x 5" black card stock and glue the background to the black base.

Step 8:
Using Ranger Perfect Medium and "Have a Wicked Halloween" Stamp onto the easel cut out and use embossing powder in black heat gun. Then glue the easel back onto the back of the base front card.

Step 9:
Black or brown flower adhere to the right side front add the skeleton hand just underneath with beacon 3 in 1 glue. Add Bling jewels to the bottom right corner.



  2. the skull frame and googly eyes look familiar ;)! hihihi That hand is so freaking cool! Love it! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra