Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Bird Crazy Flying Witch Card!!!

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!
You know...Crazy Birds make any project fun and happy! They really just might be the most versatile stamp goodies ever, and you just can't go wrong using them. They always make me happy when I see them on other people's projects, and always make me happy creating my own little characters with them.
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 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.
Now I know that Alcohol Ink will lighten and even smear Archival Ink when you stamp first, but I like the softer look. So I painted in the Alcohol Ink with a paintbrush on the images. Yes, the border Jet Black did smear, but it was the look I wanted for this, and I wanted bold color as well. After painting everything in, I die cut the pieces, and then used the soft clothe to really make them shine. I always do that when I work with Alcohol Ink and Gloss looks nicer. Then I used Distress Markers to color the edges, and even highlighted a few things, making them darker. They worked well on the surface. Then I gave them all a blast with the heat tool.
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!
I wanted a different kind of edge for my base card, so I dug through the stash and found an old pair of Deckle scissors. Then I used a Picket Fence Distress Marker to add a little highlight on the deckled edges. I think it came out really cool. Finally, I layered everything on the base with lots of foam tape to give it a really good dimension.
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!