Special Guest - Marie Marco



Hi, Whimsy friends!  If you haven't guessed it, we at Whimsy Stamps LOVE Halloween!  We've invited lots of fellow Halloweeners to share some amazing inspiration over the next month and a half.

First up is the awesome Marie Marco!  She is going to WOW you with her creations!

Hello Crafty Friends! 
I’m Marie and it’s my first time ever being a guest for a special Halloween blog post at Whimsy Stamps ! I’m so honored and excited to be here to share my Halloween πŸŽƒ Card because Spooky season is my favorite season of all!! 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=18JV729sW-0v0b-luR5gcoCTV99Y3h6n_

My Halloween card today features images from the Eye Scream Stamp Set. This set just spoke to my soul! It’s such a beautifully, creepy and unique stamp set! I haven’t seen anything like it before! 

The first step I took to making this card was to die cut an A2 size panel from Bristol Smooth Cardstock in order to do some ink blending. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1yrI8BTXlPZ0M6a1a77FI_N6VYrZvI2qe
 
After inkblending, I added a few water splatters for texture, and I let it dry for a few minutes while I created a border frame from black cardstock. Using A2 sized nesting dies, I cut my border. After cutting my border, I used a white colored pencils to color in some white stripes reminiscent of Beetlejuice stripes! 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1PDLg_p8UEbpPczHZjqk10DFEEqKht7CO

The fun part of any card I create is the coloring part! I first stamped my images in Antique Linen distress ink on Arches Watercolor Paper. I then colored them using watercolor pencils in the noline coloring style I love and adore so much.  After coloring my images, I fussy cut them using a small pair of detail scissors.

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=197_GSOpFpjTqzfs5EDrufiDVXLoNjHyL

 When all my images had been cut, I started on my inked background panel by stamping out my background in a beautiful spiderweb design using Whimsy Stamp’s  Web Background Rubber Cling Stamp. I heat embossed my spiderweb background using black embossing powder. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=18l_vvCCM53lbVUEr9zIy3lKVeMJOEAk_

I cut out some black bats using the dies from the Build-a-graveyard Die Set as accents to my card! 
I played around with positioning my images and then glued them all down using liquid glue and ScorTape. For some of the eyeball bats, I used some fun foam at the back of each to add some dimension to my card, and that finishes off this super fun and Spooky Halloween Card! Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share in my Cardmaking Passion! 
Have a wonderful day! Happy Halloween πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ•·πŸ•ΈπŸ¦‡

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1xvsH-fyFw7D8O_qZT5x8po_JywEgl0FI
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1MyeSoPw1LTYjMGQZfXFzXp3MCMnpgwq_https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1tHtST7SG91kbAlFEgigoqzaQU9SEGDO2https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1jLM36fW4jjwUNPjFNyCWF1OyeyJHPTHqhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Tsb556qkURDwz49fCy0Sf_7TsPqymyxT

Thank you, Marie, for that awesome inspiration!!  
To see more of Marie's work, please visit her blog.






4 comments

  1. Amazing eyeball coloring Marie! The details are eye catching! Really like your spider web embossed background; the whole card is just spooktacular!

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  2. This is SO WICKED COOL Marie! From one fellow Halloweener to another you killed it with this post - LOVE! Thank you for being our special guest hope you enjoy the rest of the Halloween card-making season!

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  3. This is a amazing! You're coloring is stunning and I'm loving that creepy ink blended background! TFS

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  4. This is AWESOME!!! Your coloring of the eyeball bats is perfection, and your background is spot on! Great creepy vibes!

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