31 Nights of Halloween - Night 6 - Special Guest Toni Maddox


Hello, Whimsy friends! Today we welcome back the amazing Toni Maddox to the blog!

Hi, everyone!  How could I say no to guesting for the Whimsy Annual 31 Nights of Halloween event?  Whimy Halloween products are among my absolute favs!

I decided to use the "failed" background from my Halloween Caveman Zog post. I thought it turned out too dark plus my cat spilled water on part of it (thanks, cat--argh!) but it's perfect for a graveyard scene. 
I had sponged the card front with Distress Oxide Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, and Mustard Seed. I then stamped the Goth Skulls randomly on the background using Candied Apple and Salvaged Patina. To use the background for this card, I stamped the WTF?! Background Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black.

Once I had the background done, I started on building the scene using the Build a Graveyard and Spiders & Webs dies. I printed the "Rest In Pieces" sentiment and airbrushed both the gravestone and Ranger Grit Paste graveyard dirt with my Copic Airbrush.

I added the fence, bats, hissing cat and skull from the Build a Graveyard set so my little Zombie Boy would have the perfect backdrop to tell us about his mother. LOL.  I used the sentiment from the Cute But Psycho set cut out with a Comic Speech Bubble, distressing the latter with a bit of Distress Oxide Black Soot remaining on my brush.

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great rest of your week!  If you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

Thank you, Toni, for this fun inspiration!

Goth Skulls Background Rubber Cling Stamp
Build-a-Graveyard Die Set


  1. The little guy is so cute, and I have made same sentiment a thousand times not only mom but dad as well lol…. Great job… give that cat a hug

  2. Such a fun card with that sentiment, great background!

  3. Love that fun sentiment! Awesome background design and colors, and great dies and stamps to created your scene!

  4. I know the feeling. Not only my mouth, but
    the way I dress when I'm around the house
    and there's no one going to e coming.
    Funtastic card. thanks for sharing

  5. This card is fantastic! Awesome attention to detail!

  6. LOL! This is GREAT, love the blood splats too! Thanks for being our special guest and sharing in our Halloween festivities Toni!

  7. what a funny sentiment, true, but funny! great details!

  8. A perfectly creeptastic creation! And that sentiment just makes me laugh. Thanks for guesting with us Toni!

  9. Fa-BOO-lous card Toni, really clever design!
    Love from Sue…xxx

  10. oh this is hilarious - love the card and the sentiment


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