Thursday, October 1, 2015

Frightful or Delightful!

As you may know by now, this week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team is "Pumpkin Pie" so we're sharing some of pumpkin designs that were featured in the Stampendous July 2015 catalog.

Yesterday I shared a quick and easy stamped card for Halloween with you. Today I'm featuring a
card that is a little more work, but the WOW factor makes up for that, and it is SO MUCH FUN! I think this was my favorite out of everything I made for the July catalog!

The Dreamweaver Jack O Lanterns and bats stencils make for a spooky Halloween combination on this fun card. A Creative Palette background finishes off the Jack and bats perfectly.

CP811 Creative Palette
FREG025 Frantage Embossing Enamel aged copper
FREG026 Frantage Embossing Enamel aged black
FRG08C Frantage Glass Glitter Bronze
FRM04 Frantage Mica Flakes Tea Stained

DWLL531 Jack O Lanterns Stencil
DWLL525 Bats Stencil
DWDEP Dreamweaver Regular Paste
DWDMBP Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Neenah Classic Linen Cover Epic Black 80# 08126
Core'dinations Cardstock Burnt Sugar GX-VC570
May Arts Black jute SM08
Chameleons Pens - Y03, OR4, YL2, BR5, OL3
Double-sided tape

Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" black card in half to create an A7 card
Step 2:  Wrap 3 pieces of black jute near the left side of a 5" x 7" piece of Burnt Sugar cardstock, taping on the back side, and tape the cardstock to the front of the A7 card
Step 3:  Paste emboss the Jack O Lantern stencil (LL531) with Regular Embossing Paste on black cardstock using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader, remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry
Step 4:  Use Chameleon pens to color the Jack O Lantern image, cut the image out, leaving a small black edge all the way around the image
Step 5:  Use a Creative Palette, acrylic paints, and a brayer to create a background "sky" on black cardstock, let dry, then trim out a 4 3/8" x 4 3/4" piece of it
Step 6:  Paste emboss the Bats stencil (LL525) in the upper right corner of the sky background using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader, remove and clean stencil, let the paste dry
Step 7:  Mat the Bats on a small black mat and adhere near the right side of the card front
Step 8:  Adhere the Jack O Lanterns near the bottom left side of the card front
Step 9:  Sprinkle a combination of aged copper and aged black embossing enamels plus some bronze glass glitter, and tea stained mica flakes, along the bottom of the card by the Jack O Lanterns, heat from below to set, add more if desired

So while it takes a little more effort, it is SO worth it!

There's more "pie" for you at these designers today:

Don't forget the Blog Hop featuring Stampendous and Spellbinders starts today! Head over to the Stampendous Blog for all the details!

Happy Creating,


Sue D said...

Very spooky. I like the creative palette background.
Sue in Ohio

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is wonderful! The background is perfect for setting the scene.

Stampendous said...

STUNNING! The sky is gorgeous and wow what a great scene card for Halloween. Thank you for sharing!

barbara macaskill said...

Scrumptious!! LOVE the sky, the pumpkins are fantabuliscious and the bats are driving me batty! (in a good way)! Over all this is a magnificent card!!! I love all the techniques you used! TFS! Barb in VT~

Lea said...

It's frightful and definitely delightful! Awesome card! I love your background done on the creative palette!

Pammejo said...

Hauntingly gorgeous!!!! Love your background papers.

Maureen Hayes said...

I want to be scared but these jack o lanterns are so darn cute! Love how you created this. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me.

Maureen from GA

cghundley said...

How fun and spooky
you card is! Great
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

I live in South Carolina.
The mica and powders look cool tfs♡

Unknown said...

I live in South Carolina.
The mica and powders look cool tfs♡

Unknown said...

Spooky, halloweeny card! Love it! Especially the brayered bg on black! TYFS!!

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your bat panel, LOVE your pumpkins, LOVE your textures too!!!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

The background is so cool! It looks 3d with the bats flying!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

The black embossing paste really makes the focal points on your card POP! Beautifully done background too Louise! I always love to see what you create.

Becca Yahrling said...

Love this beauty! Love the combination of products (Step 9) the pumpkins are sitting on.
Becca in Florida said...

So spooky delicious!
Beverly in Florida