Thursday, September 16, 2021

Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2021 - Halloween Doodles and Bold Frights Cards

Hi everyone! Today, I've got more Halloween. This time two cards made with the new Bold Frights and Halloween Doodles Stamp Sets from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous. The Doodles are a fav set of darn cute. Enjoy!
Cut Kraft Cardstock base to 4 x 5.5 inches when folded (times 2 if making two cards). Cut black cardstock mat to 3 7/8 x 5 3/8 and adhere to Kraft base with two sided tape. Ink the edges of the Kraft base with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Set aside. Cut White Heavystock to 3.5 x 5.25 inches for card front. Gather stamp sets and Moon Masks and plan out cards.
Working one card front at a time, place solid Moon Mask in upper left corner. Ink over this and the rest of the paper with Prize Ribbon, Wilted Violet, and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks with Ink Blending Tools. Keep blending and adding inks until nice deep sky is created. Repeat on other card.  
Keep Moon Mask in place and lightly mist Jack-O-Lantern Distress Mica Stain over sky area. Add a drop of Picket Fence Distress Paint to silicon mat and spray a tiny bit of water into the paint and mix. Pick up the watered down paint with a small paint brush and flick over the sky area for some stars. Do the same to the other card front. Clean off Moon Mask. Let these dry a few minutes.
Place open coordinating Moon Mask over the solid Moon area, and lightly ink in with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Remove mask and use a clean paper towel and smudge over the ink. Protect the sky area with paper towel and lightly mist Empty Tomb Distress Mica Stain over Moon area. Repeat on other card. Ink the edges of the card fronts with Hickory Smoke, and then dry thoroughly with a heat tool. 
Place card front in a Stamp Platform and add the sentiment from Bold Frights in lower right corner. Close the lid to secure the stamp. Rub an anti static pouch over the card front so the colored powder doesn't stick where you don't want it. Ink the stamp with Distress Embossing Ink, and stamp the sentiment a few times until you see a nice wet image. Immediately pour White Embossing Powder over the image, pour off, then heat emboss. Repeat with the other card front using another sentiment.
Place clean White Heavystock in the platform and stamp the images from Halloween Doodles in Black Soot skeleton, 3 bones, both pieces of candy, one potion bottle, and three candles. Remove, then stamp the ghost in Black Soot Archival onto white vellum. Cut out all of these pieces.  
Color in all the images except the ghost and skeleton using Distress Crayons and a Detail Water Brush, and using the silicon mat as your palette. I used Antique Linen on the candles, skeleton, and bones, Carved Pumpkin on the candy and bottle, and Gathered Twigs and pretty much everything. Adhere the skeleton and ghost to the card fronts on the left, using Clear Foam Tape on the ghost and regular on the skeleton. Cut a 1/4 inch wide x 3 inches or so or Kraft Cardstock, ink the edges heavily with Gathered Twigs and adhere above the sentiment to look like a shelf. Adhere the bones to the shelf on the skeleton card and the bottle and candles to the ghost card shelf.

(Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Glass Mat, Water Mister, Small Paint Brush, Stamp Platform, Anti Static Pouch, Heat Tool, Scissors, Detail Water Brush, Clear Foam Tape, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Mask: Moon (Smallest Size) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Prize Ribbon, Wilted Violet, Carved Pumpkin, Hickory Smoke, Embossing Ink 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Jack-O-Lantern, Empty Tomb
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Bold Frights, Halloween Doodles
-Ranger Embossing Powder: White
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Antique Linen, Carved Pumpkin, Gathered Twigs
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte
Thank you so very much for stopping by today. I'll be back again soon, but this time with a Christmas make, and then I have a few more Halloween makes. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Halloween always looks such fun round your way! Fabulous cards.
    Alison x

  2. Very clever and fun card, Anita.

  3. Spellbindingly sensational spooky season cards, Anita. The semi-transparent ghost is beyond awesome!!!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  4. These are so cool. The Ghost in front of the moon makes the moon look like it is glowing. Your Skelly looks amazing cut out....not so sure I have the patience for that much detail cutting...LOL.

  5. Love these cards!!! The moon and stars on the glorious night sky are so cool! Love your design and layout!! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!!!

  6. Well, what can I say? You know how much I love Halloween and these cards are such fun! The 'Boo' is my favourite sentiment of Tim's, your moons look amazing, I love the backgrounds you created and the skelly and ghost are quite simply perfect! Scary goodness... Hugs, Anne xxx

  7. Thank you for the step by steps! These are so cute and fun to make!


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