Monday, September 30, 2019

Halloween Inspiration No. 3

I fell in love with the Tim Holtz stamps, Monster Reunion the first time I saw them. So needless to say I was extremely excited to see the Simon Says Stamp - Stamptember release. As soon as they arrived I couldn’t wait to get in my craft room and play!!

To create these cards I started by cutting some circles out of vellum and adding some stitching. 

Next I started on the stamped parts. Using my stamping platform I stamped multiple times to ensure I got dark crisp stamped images. 

Using several different Distress inks with my water pen, I colored in all the images. 

Fussy cutting came next, and it probably took the longest amount of time. 

After I cut everyone out I went back in with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a piece of foam from a blender tool and kind of “grunged” up the edges. That way they got some extra depth and the bright white of the paper was muted a little. 

After getting a closer look at the bird I thought he needed a little of of blue to make him a little less muddy. 

Then I started on my background. Using Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink  I dabbed the paper into the ink on my mat about three times (or until I was happy with my coloring) and dried the paper using my heat tool in between dabbings. 

Using my blending brush I inked around the outer edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink  sprayed it with water and dried it with my heat tool. I then dabbed the edges of my background in the leftover ink on my mat and finished it by drying with my heat tool. 

In my stash, I already had this die cut.. it’s the Tim Holtz Bird Branch Sizzix die  so I chopped the bird off and painted the branch portions with Ground Expresso Distress Paint

I then took all my backgrounds and glued them onto a black boarder and onto a card base.  Using Distress Collage Medium I glued the stitched vellum circles to the card. 

Using my stash of old threads I created a “thread nest” under each animal using a complementary color. 

Using the sentiments from the Tim Holtz Monstrous stamp set, I stamped the sentiment using versa mark and used an opaque white embossing powder

I then cut out my sentiments and glued  everything on my bases. 

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I loved creating this piece, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Xo- Megan

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