Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Halloween Night Ink Blended Background with Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting Stamps

I just love Halloween! This night scene is so fun to create - the inks blend nicely to create the spooky night sky. GooseBumps acts as a resist, protecting the colors of the moon and creating stars that come out as you apply the inks to the sky. These Lawn Fawn stamps are only slightly scary (well, the ghosts are actually adorable, especially the little one).

Making the Card

1. Cut white cardstock to about 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (the final size will be 4 x 5 1/4).

2. Watch the following video to see how to create the ink blended background. Be sure not to touch the GooseBumps until it dries... I accidentally touched the moon and put a fingerprint in it. (Ugh.)

3. Stamp the house, tree, and 3 ghosts on white cardstock. Color with colored pencils. If you want to see how I colored them with my Faber-Castell Polychromos, watch the following video (coloring has been sped up).

4. Optional: with a small brush add GooseBumps to the parts of the bats that are outside the moon (i.e. outside the previous application of GooseBumps). Let that dry then put another application over both bats to give them a slight dimension (it also helped fix my finger indent somewhat).

5. Cut purple cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.

6. Once the GooseBumps has dried, adhere scene to cardbase. Adhere final ghost with dimensional tape if you haven't already done so. I wanted mine to go slightly beyond the scene onto the card base to make it seem like it was coming out of the card.

  • Memento Inks: Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Elderberry, Paris Dark, Tuxedo Black
  • StazOn Ink: Jet Black
  • GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray
  • Memento Marker: Tuxedo Black
  • Ink Blushers
  • Optional: BrushStix, DoodleStix, Foam Pad
  • Cardstock: White (Smooth, e.g. Neenah Solar White), Dark Green, Purple
  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting
  • Colored Pencils (e.g. Faber-Castell Polychromos)
  • Hillside Die: ECD 914 Outdoor Edges
  • Dimensional Tape
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  1. Love this fun card! Great details and awesome night sky!

  2. Fun card! Love all the details!


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