Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Papaya Collage - Halloween Style!

I had so much fun turning a beautiful non-Halloween stamp set into something dark and deary! I got my inspiration from two cards. One fabulous card made by Vicky Hayes, she really brings artistry into stamping! The other was Kim Allen, who created a glow behind her candelabra on a recent awesome Halloween card.

This card uses masking, which is the current challenge over at Pink Paper Bakery!

This card is also a perfect card for the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop! It's week 10 out of 13, yikes! Only 3 exciting weeks until Halloween. Does that mean I'm going to have to take down my decorations?


 I really had trouble capturing this card with my camera. This picture just doesn't do it justice.




Supply List
  • Stamps: Wicked Cool (118738 wood/ 120600 clear), Papaya Collage (126610 wood/ 126612clear)
  • Paper
    • Basic Gray card stock (121044) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (folded)
    • Sahara Sand card stock (121043) - 4" x 5 1/4" + a piece for the lovely frame.
  • Ink: Basic Black (126980), Basic Gray (126981)
  • Tools and Accessories:
    • Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) - Best stamping tool ever!
    • 1 1/4" circle punch (119861)
    • Post-it notes for masking
    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
    • Stamping Sponges (101610)
    • Blender Pens (102845)
Tip: Stamp the bird first, onto your card stock. Stamp it again on a Post-it Note and cut out the tail. Lay the Post-it (tail) over the tail on your card stock. Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the frame on top of the bird, so she (or he ☺) appears perched on the frame. Use Post-its and other images to add to the frame. Punch a circle from a Post-it and place it on top of the candelabra image. Sponge with Basic Gray ink, using Post-its (again!) as needed to keep the coloring inside the frame. Last, use your blender pens to color in the frame, and add shading around the bird.


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1 comment:

  1. Very cool with that stamp set!I like how it's monotone too. Thanks for adding it to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop!

    Hugs,

    Terry

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