A "Spook"tacular Halloween Card


A "Spook"tacular Halloween Card!!

And here's how I made it...

This card is the first or maybe 2nd card in the prelude up to Halloween Eve! I don't have a ton of Halloween supplies so you may see the same stamp sets or dies used repetitively on those cards, however they will still be worth a look! 

This card has been so incredibly popular. I made it just fooling around with some new products that I had purchased and it was never meant to really be anything other than a test card. However it was rather striking so I ended up sharing it and the response has been super crazy. That being said I'm going to assume that this would be a great card to give to someone with some Halloween wishes since it's been so popular. 

No, here's how I made it...

The card started with the Spellbinders - Boo Dance Party Dies that I had picked up online at a pretty good price. 

These dies are amazing! They cut so well and the set is just incredibly cute for Halloween cards. Yes, I did have something similar to this from Stampin Up that I have used on many cards, however I found that those images were just to small for what I wanted so I upgraded to this set for $13 bucks Canadian.

Stifling my excitement to use these dies, I cut a piece of 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 white cardstock and my blending brushes. I blended Parakeet Party in on the bottom third of the cardstock layer, then switched to Bermuda Bay for about the next 3rd of the card and onto Starry Sky for top section of the layer. I then went back and blended each color into each other where they joined for a nice even blend. 

After allowing the ink to dry I used Falling Stars Stencil and some Ranger Ink - Snowfall Grit Paste to create some stars with sparkle and dimension in to the darker blue section of the layer. 

I stamped a random tree and a spider web onto the bottom right corner of the layer.

When the stars dried I used a white acrylic paint splatter on the background as well.

After that dried I applied another layer of splatter with some Cosmic Shimmer.

> Lightly tapping fingers on desk while I wait for this to dry. 

Actually, while all of the shimmer dried I cut out the the haunted house, and 2 bats from black cardstock using the Boo Dance Party Dies(above). 

I cut some small scraps of Parakeet Party cardstock and covered over the window holes from the back of the die cut to appear that the windows were lit up.

2 ghosts from white cardstock.

The moon - which I shaded with the leftover ink from the blending brush
 used for the background.

I glued the moon to the top of the card where I wanted it positioned and just snipped off the part that was hanging over the card layer. 

I attached the haunted house using foam dots, and added the tiny die cut path.

I then glued down the bats, after giving them some little tiny eyes using a 
white gel pen.

I used foam dots on the back of the ghosts and adhered them to the card front. 
I also used a black fine liner pen to color through the holes for the eyes. This created the illusion of the eyes being set back in the ghost body ( is it a body?) 

I stamped "Happy Haunting" in the bottom left corner. 

I added some highlight with a white gel pen to the places on the house where 
the moon would shine on it. 

Lastly, I layered the card front onto a piece of black cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 
and a glued it to the front of a white card base. 

That's it... it made a really "Spook"tacular card! 
Again, thank you to all of you for the amazing feed back on this card. 
It's much appreciated! 

I hope this card has given you some creative inspiration and that you are off to
 your craft space to brew up something fun! 

Happy Crafting...