Hi! It's Carly and I'm thrilled to be here today for the beginning of our new #throwbackthursdays! I'm excited to revisit and re-imagine ideas from past blog posts and our family of super talented designers!!!
The Ellen Hutson blogs are like a GIANT idea book right at our finger tips that we can search for inspiration, techniques, information and of course, ideas! For today's card I needed a little Halloween inspiration so I typed "Halloween" into the search bar at the top right of the blog.
The results were wonderful of course! I was totally inspired by Krystie Hersch's layout & glitter, Jean Manis' use of Memory Box die cuts and Julie Ebersole's use of Distress Inks. You can see the original cards by clicking the links below:
Using all of this wonderful inspiration, I created this little card:
1. First I started with a 3.5 x 5 card using Solar White cardstock. To create my background, I masked a rectangle on my card front using Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper but Post-It Tape or Frog Tape would also work well. With my Ranger Ink Blending Tool, I applied Distress Ink Shaded Lilac and Twisted Citron.
2. Next I misted my card with a bit of water to further blend my Distress inks and I added a few big drops by unscrewing the bottle and tapping the sprayer over the background.
3. While my background was drying, I die cut. From the Black American Crafts Pow! Glitter Paper, I cut the Memory Box Dies Batty Border and the Memory Box Dies Grim Cauldron. Using Solar White cardstock I cut the Memory Box Dies Witch Kit. And then I cut the Witch Kit again using Desert Storm cardstock.
4. To add detail to my die cut pieces I used the Ink Blending Tool to add Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade and Twisted Citron to the potion bottles. Then I gave them a good coat of Glossy Accents and set them aside to dry. I also added a little detail to the broom with a Clean Color Real Brush Beige 072 marker but a similar color Copic or Pan Pastel would work well too.
5. To make my clear rhinestones match, I gave them a quick color with Copic Sketch Marker YG23.
6. I assembled all my pieces together over my dry background, adhering the bottles and broom first. And then I 3D mounted the cauldron over them.
7. Inside I used Mama Elephant's Bella Letters to stamp a cheeky message but Happy Halloween would be cute too!
To find more Halloween stamps and dies in our store use this link!
Thanks so much for joining me for our first #throwbackthursday!