Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Undertaker….

Hello Friends! I'm so excited you love those Bird Crazy stamps and dies as much as I do. Thank you so much for leaving comments on the last couple posts. I loved hearing from all of you and your choices for names were awesome!

I don't know about you but I love Halloween. I think it's one of my favorite holidays, maybe because it brings you back to your childhood. Although I can't really remember what I dressed up as a child I do remember the fun, the excitement and the CANDY! 

My card started with this colorful background. Start by spraying some Distress Spray Stains (Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves) onto a piece of Manila Cardstock and let dry. Don't overlap the colors too much or you will get lots of brown. I added the bats with the "BATGROUND" Layering Stencil and Black Soot Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. You can also add a little texture with the Distress Spritzer and a neutral color of Distress Marker like Hickory Smoke. One of the NEW Distress Colors for 2015! 
The Cabinet Card is painted with Distress Paint (Black Soot and a little Seedless Preserves and Twisted Citron) dry brush style and then spattered with a little Picket Fence Distress Paint.  
Love this Tim Holtz "UNDERTAKER" stamp set from Stampers Anonymous. So many great elements…backgrounds, focal points big and small, the Happy Halloween in a great font, and the spider…EEK! 

and the BATGROUND Layering Stencil……the name is perfect!  

The Undertaker is stamped on to Watercolor Cardstock using Archival Ink. Use an Ink Blending Tool and Distress Ink (Twisted Citron and Gathered Twigs) to add a little color around the edges to make him spooky. I think Twisted Citron is the perfect color! Die your Black and Cream Trimmings with Seedless Preserves for the hatband and tie on the side. The Heirloom Rose in a dark purple is the perfect touch. Don't forget the Corked Vial of poison, add it to the bow with a Loop Pin and a Screw Eye in the cork. 

The Halloween was stamped on to Manila cardstock with Archival 
ink. Color the Halloween with a Detail Waterbrush and Seedless Preserves Distress. Spritz over it with Hickory Smoke Distress Marker and trim it out with scissors. The Plaquette has a little Black Soot Distress Paint rubbed on it, looks old and creepy now! 

Adding little details to your projects makes them special…like the Corked Vial with a Poison label, stitching around the Cabinet Card, paint rubbed on the Plaquette, the spritzing….What details do you like to add to cards?

"TRICK OR TREAT"
Richele

Here's all the goodies I used from Simon Says Stamp!

16 comments:

  1. Spook-tacular Card ... love those colors ! Okay and way cool hat embellishment too !

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  2. Fabulous Rochele,moving those rich autumnal tones. Wonderful card and I love that bat background. Tracy x

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  3. So spooky and fun! Crushing on your color choices. I like to add lots of layers to my cards including using texture fades, paste through stencils, and embossing powders.

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  4. I love your card Richele! The ribbon and flower on your undertakers hat is very cool and I LOVE your "batground"! Halloween is one of my faves too and the undertaker stamps set is awesome. I can't wait to see what else you create. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. As always, Richele....such a wonderfully done piece of art! Your work always blows me away.

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  6. What an amazing card. Halloween is my favorite holiday.

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  7. You really are the Mistress of Halloween Richele! I love the fabulous bat background (can't wait for mine to arrive now) and the skull looks very dapper with the embellishment on his hat! Great colours, fantastic design! Anne x

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  8. LOVE it!!! I can't wait to get these new products!

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  9. Absolutely amazing card Richele!! There is absolutely so much to love here. The rose on the hatband, the corked vial hanging from the loop pin, the black soot shading on the plaquette, and Seedless Preserves (love it with the Twisted Citron!). Ok -- I'm not quite ready for summer to end ... but this card is beginning to draw me toward fall. Thanks!! Mary Elizabeth

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  10. OK--because of the name of the stencil -Batground- I'm now humming the old Batman theme...Nananananananana...BATMAN!!! :) :) LOL! Very clever stencil name, Tim!! :) :) and FABULOUS card, Richele!! Love how you dyed the natural trimming purple! This whole scene if Fantastic!! XOXO-Shari

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  11. Love, love, love your card! I am patiently (sort of) waiting for both stencil and stamp set to arrive. Not sure why I love Halloween, but I agree with you about it taking me back to my childhood. Love the detail you added with the bottle.

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  12. Me too - Halloween is the BEST! I didn't see the big deal with the bat stencil before but I love what you've done with it here. Sweet!

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  13. Spooky! Love the bats. TFS Richele!

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  14. Fabulous Halloween card Richele, love that Undertaker set and can't wait to get my hands on it and the Batground stencil is wonderful, fabulous colour palette offset perfectly by all of those wonderful black bats!

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  15. I just love this card Richele! Your color choices are fabulous dear. Could you please provide some theme ideas for the decoration of garden event location rentals? I want to host garden birthday party this year.

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