Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Happy HOWLoween!!!

You know how sometimes a stamp just attracts all your attention? Well, this Happy Howloween stamp is that stamp for me this month. Normally, I'm not a big Halloween card kinda girl (don't hate!), but I AM a big doggy-lovin' girl. And this stamp is just so darn cute, it turns me into a Halloween card lover.  Check it out!

Are those pooch ghosts not the cutest? And I had so much fun making this card. I was inspired by some backgrounds I had seen recently and as I started looking through my embossing powders, I found one that was absolutely perfect for this stamp. It was a glittery-black. Just look at how that  background makes these adorable doggies pop!

I will admit this card took a little time. But it was a labor of love! I began by embossing in black and coloring in this adorable stamped image with Spectrum Noir markers. I fussy-cut the top portion of the panel and left the bottom part straight, since it would be hidden behind a frame. Using a black marker, I ran it around the edge of the trimmed image so no white edges would show on the dark background. I then added dimensional foam tape to the back and set the piece aside while I worked on the rest of the card.

For the background, I die cut four of the same frame out of black CS. On one of the frames, I removed the inner portion. This one will serve as the top frame for the image. The remaining three frames were stacked and glued together to give it some dimension and sturdiness.  Using my Versamark ink pad, I pounced the entire background of the stacked piece and embossed it using the glitter/black powder.  An easy alternative to embossing powder would be coloring the background using the Urban Graphite Nuvo Glitter Marker. (I used it to draw a frame around the sentiment layer.) I repeated the embossing process for the top frame and added foam tape to the top 2/3 of the frame (since the bottom portion will be attached directly to the image which was already popped up).

I cut out a moon from goldenrod CS and colored over it with the gold Nuvo Glitter Marker from the Moroccan Sunset set and added that to the background. I then attached the doggy image to that and then placed the open frame on top.  Look at the dimension on this card!

For the sentiment, I stamped it on white CS and trimmed it down, then used the Urban Graphite marker to create a frame. This was then attached to the piece using glue and foam tape. The completed piece was then attached to a black A2 card base.

I love how the project turned out and I'm so happy to share it with you! 

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I'm glad you stopped by to visit and hope you found a little inspiration today.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!