Hello Roadies! Guess what tomorrow is? It’s my favorite holiday…Halloween! I have been so excited and inspired by the classic Halloween color scheme that I had a gel printing session with black and orange acrylic paints. I have recently begun experimenting with monoprinting on my gel press, and love getting messy with acrylics. You never know how your print is going to come out, which is what makes it that much more fun! For these prints I cut strips of scrap paper to use as masks on my plate which created the striped patterns.
I use cheap printer paper to make a bunch of prints at once while I have my gel press and acrylics out and messy. I choose one of these prints and cut it down to card size for today’s project. I thought it would be perfect to pair with the Boo Crew stamp set. After cutting it down to A2 card size I stamped the spider banner along the top and a sentiment on the bottom corner. I used Versafine onyx black ink (which is a deep black pigment ink) then clear heat embossed on top so it would stand out from the background pattern.
I stamped five of the cute little ghosts from Boo Crew onto white cardstock using the same black ink and clear embossing to coordinate with the other stamped images on the background. I used different faces on each ghost so they each have their own personality, and I think they go great with the sentiment #squadghouls!
I fussy cut the ghosts out, leaving a small white border, then popped them up on craft foam for dimension. I arranged them in a row along one of the stripes in the background. This completes the card front! I kept the design clean and simple because I love the contrast between the grungy textured background and the bright clean ghosts on top.
But we can’t forget about the inside! I always save my scraps when cutting down card front panels, because they make great decorations for the inside. I layered two thin scrap strips along the bottom, then stamped another ghost and tiny eek! sentiment. Along the top I stamped the same spider banner as the outside, then in the middle I finished it off with a classic Happy Halloween.
Thanks so much for joining for another card. Let me know, do you like candy corn? People seem to either love ’em or hate ’em. I think they taste gross, but love the way they look! They make super cute decorations (or card backdrops). If you celebrate too, I hope you have a lovely Halloween!