Has anyone ever told you you’re spooktacular!? Spectacular maybe but probably not spooktacular. I’ve pretty much fallen for this Halloween set in the Holiday Catalog. It’s hard not so smile when confronted by a spooky bird, a mummy-cat, a battyphant (what? you’ve never seen one before?) and a four-legged Halloween hopeful. Woof! Woof!
This is the spooktacular card eight stampers and I made at our Little Library in the Woods here in Mi Wuk Village CA Thursday afternoon. They got to use the Big Shot, Stampin’ Blends, fun new sparkly black ribbon, silver sequins and 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Top that off with the technique I challenged them with: masking.
Here are the tools we used:
The only ‘tricky’ thing about the card was stacking the little trio of critters. All were stamped using Basic Gray Classic Ink on a pre-cut Whisper White oval (next to largest I think). First I stamped the battyphant. Then I stamped it again on a sticky-note, fussy cut it out (with my Paper Snips) and laid in atop the first stamped battyphant image. Then I stamped the hopeful dog, right over the mask. Remove the mask the the hopeful dog is sitting ‘behind’ the battyphant. Finally I stamped the ghostly bird so its feet rested on the dog’s hat. Attach this layer to a piece of Basic Black card stock that has been die cut using the next to largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits set.
Color the images with Stampin’ Blends in colors of your choice or use the same colors we did. Remember, with the Blends, a light touch is all you need. They do all the work.
The greeting, any one of your choice, was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White card stock using Basic Gray Classic Ink. For ease in the class I used a retired large oval punch (119855) to punch out the greeting which was attached to the card front with a few Dimensionals.
Finally, the ribbon accent: tie an overhand knot in the middle of the 4″ piece of Black Glittered Ribbon but don’t pull it tight until you slip the 3-1/2″ piece of Silver Mini Sequin Trim through the loop. The pull it tight and attach to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot.
And now you’re spooktacular because you’ve made a fun card for a special person. Enjoy. Questions? Send me an email and I’ll answer it a.s.a.p. Or leave a comment and I’ll answer it in the comment section. You can get any of the supplies used in this spooktacular card in my online Stampin’ Up! store by clicking here or……click on any of the supplies shown above the card how-to description.