31 Nights of Halloween - Night 30 - Special Guest Kulbir Kirkland

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Good evening, Whimsy friends!  

Tonight we welcome back the lovely Kulbir Kirkland for some creepy inspiration.

Hello friends I am so excited to back as a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps 31 Days of Halloween. I have always wanted to create a spooky tombstone ectetera tag. The Grim Reaper stamp set was so perfect for it.

I used the small tombstone etcetera tag and covered it it with gesso. After it had dried I started layering on hickory smoke , pumice stone and a little bit of black soot. After a couple of coats I added on some translucent grit paste and some crypt grave paste.

I added on some crackle paste for added texture. Using collage medium I started gluing pieces together and clamping them in place...yes I raided my husband's workshop :) I stamped the grim reaper onto the tag only because I could cut all the cool little bits on the bottom of his robe. I stamped the image onto a piece of distress water color paperwork and fussy cut it.

I colored the grim reaper with my distress inks and layrered it on top of the one I had stamped. I don't think I really needed to stamp it onto the tag since the smoke was covering the bottom of the reaper. Always learning :) I really wanted the illusion of smoke so I got some batting and sprayed it with hickory smoke oxide spray and glued it in place. For the R.I.P I wasn't able to stamp on top of the paste so I ended up embossing it onto clear acetate and put it in between the cross and the top frame. For the sentiment I used silver cardstock and stamped it with archival ink and ran it through with Tim Holtz Foundery embossing folder.

To finish off the tag I used some moss and glued it in random spots. I had so much fun putting this tag together. Hope you liked this project and if you give it a try, please do share. Happy Halloween my crafty friends.

You can find links to the supplies I've used below: click on the picture and it will take you directly to the product. If purchased through the link provided I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate all your amazing support. Looking forward to sharing many more projects and techniques including my favorite mixed media.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. Hope you will subscribe to my blog for future posts. See you again soon with another crafty project.

Thank you, Kulbir, for this awesome inspiration!  To see more of Kulbir's work, please check her out on Instagram.

Grim Reaper Clear Stamps


  1. I love the effect and the Grim Reaper! Great project!

  2. Fantastic and spooky! Love your creativity.

  3. What a cool project, love how the reaper pops! Thank you for being our special guest this year!

  4. This is a great project! I just go the tombstone myself and this helps visualize how it looks all creeped up! Love the fog idea and all your layers. The grim reaper is too cute to be considered grim! Well Done!

  5. Seriously cool creation, love this! xoxo


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