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Today, I have two cards, my first card is a fun Halloween card created with the new Frightful & Delightful stamp set and coordinating dies illustrated by Beth Silaika, which is part of Gina K. Designs’ brand new release! I chose some bright, fun cardstock colors with added stenciling for some texture and interest to create my card. The die cut images were perfect for adding some Halloween fun and whimsical feel. All of the stamps, dies, ink, cardstock and embellishments are from Gina K. Designs. Let’s get started!!
I will be doing all of my work today on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat.
To start, I cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel out of Key Lime Cardstock using my Guillotine Paper Trimmer. I then took the second largest rectangle die from the Master Layouts 1 Die Set then placed the window die from the Master Layouts 5 Die Set and centered them over the panel and ran them through my Big Shot Die Cut Machine.
Next, I place the window panel onto my Make Art Stay-tion and place the Brick Wall Stencil over the top of it then adhere down using the magnets. Using my Blending Brush I blend Key Lime Ink over the entire panel, then take my Mini Blending Brush and blend Fresh Asparagus Ink around the edges of the window frame to add some depth.
To create a backer to my window where I want to add a spider web, I cut a 3″ x 4 1/4″ piece out of Wild Lilac Cardstock, added a little Adhesive Dot Runner to the back and placed it into the center of my MISTI Stamp Positioner. I then placed the window panel over the top to determine my stamp placement. I want to line up the image so that the ends of the web look to be connected to the window frame except where the spider will be. Once I have it lined up, I pick up the stamp with the door of my MISTI then remove the window panel. I prep the purple panel with my Anti Static Powder Tool then ink up the stamp with Versamark Ink and stamp it onto my panel. I then add Black Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool.
Now that the spider web is stamped and embossed I take the window panel and add Liquid Glue onto the back of it, just around the window frame. I then line up the ends of the web so that they look like they attach to the panes of the window and press the panel into place. Next, I take the largest layering rectangle die from the Master Layouts 1 Die Set and cut out of Black Onyx Cardstock, running them through my Big Shot. Using Liquid Glue I mount the two panels together.
Next, I create the elements that will be mounted onto my card front. I take a piece of Slate Cardstock into my MISTI and prep it will my Anti Static Powder Bag then stamp the spider image from the Frightful & Delightful Stamp Set using Versamark Ink. I then add Black Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool. Taking the coordinating die from the Frightful & Delightful Die Set I cut out the image, running them through my Big Shot. To add some slight shading to the image, I use my Mini Blending Brush and blend some Slate Ink onto the body.
For the ghost image, I place a piece of Vellum into my MISTI and prep it with my Anti Static Powder Bag. I then stamp the ghost image from the Frightful & Delightful Stamp Set using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool. Using the coordinating die from the Frightful & Delightful Die Set I cut out the image, running them through my Big Shot.
For my third image I prep a piece of Black Onyx Cardstock with my Anti Static Powder Bag then stamp the bat from the Frightful & Delightful Stamp Set using Versamark Ink. I then add Black Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool. I use the coordinating die from the Frightful & Delightful Die Set to cut the image out, running them through my Big Shot. I again add some ink blending with Black Onyx Ink to the top of the wings and head using my Mini Blending Brush.
Now it’s time for my greeting, I place a piece of Tangerine Twist Cardstock into my MISTI and prep it with my Anti Static Powder Bag. I then choose a greeting from the same Frightful & Delightful Stamp Set and stamp it using Versamark Ink then add Black Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool. To cut my greeting out, I take the smaller plain layering circle die from the Master Layouts 3 Die Set and center it over the greeting then run them through my Big Shot. To help my greeting to stand out I create a shadow layer by taking the plain circle die from the Master Layouts 5 Die Set and cut out of Black Onyx Cardstock, running them through my Big Shot.
To assemble my elements, I add a Black Foam Square to the back of the spider and bat then adhere them onto the card front. I then stack two layers of the same Black Foam Squares and add them to the back of my greeting and mount it also onto my card front. *Stacking the foam squares helps the greeting to sit a bit higher than the other elements. To add the little ghost, I add two very small drops of Liquid Glue to the back of the eyes (to prevent the glue from showing through the vellum) and gave the glue several seconds to set up just a bit then pressed the image onto the card front. To help hold down the rest of the ghost image I also added the tiniest amount of Liquid Glue to the lower right area, behind the embossing. *Because glue shows through on vellum, I allow the small drops of glue to “set up” for a few seconds before adhering. This prevents the glue from oozing when the image is pressed into place.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card, it was a fun card to create… the little images are so cute! This set is not only great for greeting cards but would also be fun to create special treat bags for the little goblins in your life! Be sure to check out Gina’s Facebook page for even more inspiration! If you miss Gina’s live presentation, be sure to catch the replay on her YouTube channel to see all of the new products up close and she always has a fun card project at the end!
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