Today I set out to create a Halloween Card for 3 of my favorite little boys using the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge as my color inspiration. Their Momma loves Halloween and I know she will also enjoy this card. I tried some new techniques that I've seen done but hadn't ever tried myself. I will definitely try this masking technique again.
I took a 4 x 5.5 inch water color card stock and planned out my scene. Next I used a piece of 2 inch wide Post-It Tape to create the landscape. I have found Post-It tape to be a great resource for masking etc. and I use the pieces over and over again with my die cuts until it will not stick even one more time. I just did a free hand cut with a couple of swells to mimic a hilly ground. I saved the top part of the Post -It Tape for when I needed a mask so I could ink up the grassy part. I cut a good sized circle out of a piece of card stock and adhered it using temporary adhesive where I wanted my moon to appear on the panel. Using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool with Night of Navy, I went in a circular motion beginning at the top of the panel to lay some ink down. I wanted the sky to be lighter at the top and darker near the ground. As I moved towards the center of the panel I continued with the Night of Navy and then to deepen the intensity, I added Elegant Eggplant over the top. This gave me the night sky I was seeking.
Versamark then heat set it using Ranger Super Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder. I cut three very small ovals to make up the pumpkin and added a leaf from something I had previously cut. I heat embossed the greeting in Ranger Opaque White Embossing Powder on a strip of black card stock and cut the swallow tail ends on the left side. I attached that using foam squares for a bit of dimension. That panel was attached to a mat of Eggplant card stock and then onto an A2 white card base.
When I was finished, I remembered a Wrought Iron Fence Die that I've had for quite a while. It never seems to be the right size, but it was absolutely perfect for this card.
That's it for today. For not having any Halloween type stamps sets (only the greeting) I think this card turned out very well. Please feel free to comment or ask any questions you may have. Have a great rest of the weekend!