Thursday, September 30, 2021

Stamper's Anonymous Halloween 2021 - Wicked Hipsters and Bold Frights Halloween Cards

October is almost here, and this is finally my last of the Halloween makes and my last Stamper's Anonymous Halloween project from the Tim Holtz Live! Talk about fun! These two, an old married couple, have unique personalities and just crack me up. She is loud and shrill and oh so fun, and he is dry and grouchy. They both have the best head of hair ever...oh my word do I love them! Enjoy!

Starting with the sentiments from Bold Frights for the cards first, stamp the sentiments onto Kraft Cardstock, using the Stamp Platform and Black Soot Archival, and immediately pour Clear Embossing Powder over and heat emboss. Cut the sentiments as shown so that the word 'Halloween' will make sense with the sentiment. Choose the words you want and the word 'Halloween' from the Chit Chat sets, ink the edges in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and stick them to black cardstock adding a little Collage Medium for extra adherence. Trim around them. Mount the 'Halloween' also on orange cardstock, and trim around it.

Cut a Kraft Heavystock card base to 4 x 9.25 inches when folded, times 2 if making both. Cut a black cardstock mat to 3.75 x 9 inches, 2 of them. Cut Watercolor Paper with a Deckle Trimmer to 3.5 x 8.75 inches, 2 of these. Set card bases and black mats aside for now. Plan out the cards by placing the sentiments and stamps from Wicked Hipsters where they will go so you know where to start stamping.  
On the bumpier side of the Watercolor Paper, stamp the pearl necklace where it needs to go using the platform and Black Soot Archival, stamping a few times so the image is nice and crisp. Then stamp the bowtie on the other piece doing the same. 
Place the lady hipster in the platform and stamp her above the necklace, only stamping once as this image will be covered up, except for the loose hairs around her head. Using another piece of Watercolor Paper, stamp her again, this time on the smooth side of the Watercolor, and stamping her a few times so the image is nice and crisp. Stamp the gent hipster above the bowtie once, and then again nice and crisp on the extra piece of Watercolor. Cut the couple out from the extra piece of Watercolor, and just cut around their heads, leaving the extra hairs and ends of the mustache off as they are too hard to cut anyway. Set those aside for now as you will be working on the card fronts first.
Ink around the Hipsters on the card fronts using Antique Linen Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool, trying not to get the ink on the bowtie and necklace. Flick water over the card fronts for water marks. Add Gathered Twigs Distress Ink straight from the pad on the silicon mat and mist a bit of water into it. Pick it up with a paint brush and flick this over the cards. Blot off any excess and let dry or use a heat tool. 
Using the smallest Harlequin Shifter pattern in the trio of Layering Stencils (You can paint over the stencil in Black Soot to allow the paint to get in the recessed marks, wipe it off the top, and let dry, so you can see the marks easier for the shifting over of diamonds on the stencil.), lay it over the left side of one of the card fronts, and ink over the some of the diamonds randomly in Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink just so the diamonds are on the corner and down the side. It doesn't matter is you get the ink on the hipster, just don't get it on the bowtie or necklace. Do the same for the right side, and then the same on the other hipster card front. Clean the stencil of the excess orange ink with a damp paper towel. Place the clean stencil over the diamonds you just inked in, and move it over slightly, covering the orange diamonds with the solid parts of the stencil. Once those orange diamonds are covered, the other open diamonds need to be inked in with Black Soot Distress Ink, following the same direction as the other. Repeat on the other side and then the other card front. Clean the stencil. Ink the edges of both card fronts with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  
Using two sided tape, adhere the card fronts to the black mats and then onto the kraft card bases. Ink the edges of the cards with Gathered Twigs. Ink the edges of the Bold Frights sentiments with Gathered Twigs and then adhere them onto the bottom left of the card fronts, leaving a small gap between the words. Adhere 'Halloween' to the middle of the small gap with foam tape. Use two sided tape or Collage Medium and adhere the group of words to the bottom (I was thinking the top first, and then changed my mind and added them to the bottom instead.) of the card under the large sentiment. 
Using a small piece of acetate big enough for both pair of glasses, peel the top layer of protective coating off, and place the acetate (clean side up) in the platform. Place both pairs of glasses stamps over the acetate and close the lid to secure the stamps. Using Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint, add a drop of paint to the silicon mat, and pick it up with a clean foam on an Ink Blending Tool, working the paint in. Lightly pounce the paint on the women's glasses covering the raised image, and then stamp it onto the acetate. Repeat a few times until the glasses are nicely covered. Do the same with the men's glasses using Black Soot Distress Paint. When finished set these aside to dry, and remove the foams and clean with water to remove the paint and let them dry to use again. 
Take the cut out hipsters and use Distress Crayons to color them in, using the silicon mat as a palette and a Water Brush to pick up the Crayon and color in. I used Pumice Stone for the hair, Hickory Smoke for the eyes and nose, Antique Linen and  Picket Fence for the face, teeth, and necklace with a little Picket Fence in the hair, and Carved Pumpkin for the bowtie and hair bow. Also color in the hair and mustache that will be seen on the card fronts. Using Mica Stain (shaken up first and then cleaning the nozzle before capping up) add a few drops to the silicon mat and using the Water Brush, pick up Empty Tomb and add it to the hair and mustache, Jack-O-Lantern to the bowtie and hair bow, and Crooked Broomstick to the hair and necklace for a little shine. Add Collage Medium to the back of the hipsters, and adhere them over the coordinating card fronts lining everything up. Take the glasses and peel off the back coating and add Collage Medium to the rims and adhere them on to each hipster. Use a white gel pen to add a few highlights to the hair.

(Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Heat Tool, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Deckle Trimmer, Water Mister, Small Paint Brush, Two Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Glass Mat, Detail Water Brush) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Bold Frights, Wicked Hipsters 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Classic Kraft Stock, Chit Chat Stickers, Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Carved Pumpkin, Black Soot 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Shifter Multi Harlequin (smallest pattern) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Carved Pumpkin, Black Soot 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen, Picket Fence, Carved Pumpkin 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Empty Tomb, Jack-O-Lantern, Crooked Broomstick 
-Acetate, White Gel Pen
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. These are great! I really love that background!


  2. so cute! love the headband!!! Hugs!!!

  3. Wonderfully spooky cards. Great idea to use acetate to make the glasses so that you don't have to cut the inside...yes, please.

  4. These fantastic cards are the epitome of Halloween season cool!!!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


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