Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2020 - If I Play Dead

Happy September everyone! August flew by so fast for me. Today, I have my third card using Tim Holtz's new Halloween stamps from Stamper's Anonymous, and this one was so fun to make and easy too. It was made with the Examination, Anatomy Chart, and Snarky Cats Halloween Sets. Enjoy!
Ink tag with Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress Inks with an Ink Blending Tool (I made two cards, so I doubled everything). Mist with water to water mark. Apply same inks plus Gathered Twigs to the silicone mat, and pick up with a water brush and tap it over the tag to create droplets of color. Dry. Trim 1/2 inch off bottom of tag and set this aside for the sentiment. 
Stamp images from Examination and Anatomy Chart randomly on the tag using different colors of Archival Ink...Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Dusty Concord, and Spiced Marmalade. Ink edges of tag with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Mount tag on purple cardstock, punch hole, and add string. Set aside.
Cut paper from Abandoned to 3 3/4 x 6 3/4. Ink over it in Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and Dusty Concord Archival. Notice the circular floral design on the Adandoned Paper??? One of new backgrounds on the Renaissance Set looks a lot like it, fyi.
Lay Script Stencil over Abandoned paper and use Black Soot to stencil in the design with an Ink Blending Tool. Mount on black cardstock and distress edges. Mount on 4 x 7 kraft card. Then mount tag on card slightly turned to left.
Stamp sentiment on tag remnant, ink edges in Pumice Stone Distress, and mount on green cardstock. Adhere to bottom left corner of card.
Stamp skull and hand on heavy stock, cut out and ink edges with Antique Linen Distress. Use an Antique Linen Distress Marker to trace around lines and knuckles. Apply foam tape and Collage Medium to both and adhere to tag to make it look like the skeleton is grabbing the card with fingers propped up and coming from behind.
(Glass Mat, Heat Tool, Stamping Platform, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Distress Tool, Stamping Block,
Ink Blending Tool, Water Mister, Two Sided Tape, Foam Tape)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock #8 Tag
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs
-Ranger Detail Water Brush 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Examination, Anatomy Chart, Snarky Cat Halloween
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Abandoned Paper Stash, Classic Kraft Stock, Stripes Paper String 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Stencil: Script
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Antique Linen

I've got Five more projects to show you using these stamps, so stay tuned. And truly, thank you so much for coming by. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Love the stencilled text behind the tag and brilliant work with the anatomy stamps. They are so amazing - may need them (and not just for Halloween!).
    Alison x

  2. So fun, the hardest part for me would be cutting that hand out as I am detail cut challenged...LOL...

  3. This is seriously cool Anita! I love the gorgeous background with the stencilling and that hand is just so perfectly place. Love it! Hugs, Anne xxx

  4. Love everything about this but especially that HAND! Awesome as always

  5. Anita this card is so cool. I can't believe you cut that hand out but it's awesome. one the stenciled background too.

  6. HAPPY SEPTEMBER MY FRIEND!!!! love your make!!!

  7. Thoroughly awesome! I adore the skeleton hand reaching spookily around from the back. Fa-boo-lous touch!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


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