31 Nights of Halloween - Night 5

Well hello My Dears, and welcome to Whimsy Stamps fifth night of our Halloween Blog Celebration. I'm so glad you could join us again!

Today I’m sharing  a card I created using the Howling Night stamp set, and, oh my, it is awesome! I had so much fun creating this card.

I began by die cutting a circle from masking paper, and placed the negative piece over a watercolor panel. Then I stamped and fussy cut a moon from the masking paper and placed it in the circle. Next I blended Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot Distress Inks, and then spritzed and lifted water to create the night sky. Finally, I Splattered Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain, and sprayed Shimmer Spritz for stars. 

Ta-Da! When you remove the masking paper you have a night sky perfectly blended in a circle on your card panel. I removed the moon mask, and stamped it again in the circle. Then I softly blended white pigment ink over the stamped moon to create a halo effect. Next I stamped the tree branches with Versafine Clair ink, and added the die cut grass using the Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set.

I tried to stamp the howling wolf onto the card, but I didn’t like how it looked stamped over the silver distress spray splatters. So I decided to stamp, fussy cut it, and adhere it onto the card. Tip: Don’t forget to outline the edge of your fussy cuts with black marker! It makes a huge difference in the final product. I use a Faber-Castell PITT black B artist pen. 

Finally, I finished the card by tearing vellum, and heat embossed the sentiment in VersaFine black ink with clear embossing powder. Before adding the sentiment vellum, I gently blended Black Soot ink around the cardstock and the edges and the stamped bats. I layered the panel with craft foam over Tim Holtz idea-ology Materialize paper and black cardstock base.
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    1. Erin, that is gorgeous. Love your card. You are so creative!

    2. Wow, your night sky is just fabulous! Wonderful scene
      you created; love this.

    3. There is a lot of depth to the sky.
      You can look right into it and be
      far away. The wolf is great.
      Love him howling at the moon.
      thanks for sharing

    4. What a great background! I love your HOWL AT THE MOON!

    5. Awesome scene! Love that night sky!

    6. Your wolf (or, because it's a Halloween card, we'll consider him a 'werewolf') howling at the moon, is eerie awesome! The sky/forest...simply incredible! You've created a fabulously spooky sense of place!


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