Happy Halloween everyone!!! I'm already sugared up, and I haven't even started passing out candy yet. Today, I have made a Halloween card with lots of Ranger Alcohol Ink, new Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, and his Stamper's Anonymous Bird Crazy line, for a sweet kiddo in our neighborhood. I'll give it to him when he comes Trick or Treating! I love passing out candy and treats to all the cuties in our hood!
|To make the background, I squirted, yes squirted, lots of Alcohol Ink...lightest to darkest...on Gloss Cardstock. Then I added drops of Blending Solution, and added more Alcohol Ink, letting layers dry, until I liked the look. I stamped the Grunge Alphabet on this in Wendy Vecchi's Violet Archival. This stamp is so perfect for Halloween backgrounds I think. I wish you could see it more with the finished card. Then I gave the background a good shine with a clean clothe. I also die cut a circle out of the Gloss, and added a little Cloudy Blue Alcohol Ink to it to make the moon.|
|On another piece of Gloss, I made thin stripes of Clear Gesso with a paintbrush, very randomly. With the Gesso was still wet, I squirted on Alcohol Ink, leaving white spaces.|
|I quickly wiped away the Gesso and wet Alcohol Ink, and this is what I got. The Gesso, made a light resist. I LOVE this!|
|I added a thin layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle to the whole piece, and let this dry. I die cut the Birch Trees out of it. I LOVE this die...it will be a favorite!|
|Still using Gloss Cardstock, I stamped the birds and Halloween gear in Jet Black. ALWAYS REMEMBER to dry your ink on the Gloss Cardstock with a heat tool or it will smear.|
|I inked in the edges of the Birch Trees with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and even rubber a little into some of the cracks! LOVE!!!!|
|I stamped the sentiment with Violet, and then outlined this and a few things on the witch with Stickles. You gotta have some sparkle on Halloween!|
|She is flying through the night sky in search of candy to fill her bucket!!!|
I hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable Halloween evening, and I hope you don't go into a diabetic coma with all that sugar! ;0)
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!