Sunday, August 23, 2020

A Haunting We Will Go! Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous release!

Hello friends! I'm back today with a card using Stampers Anonymous set CMS408 Sketch Manor from Tim Holtz. Love this set comes with all the components to create the perfect Haunted Manor! 

Distress Oxide Sprays and Inks are perfect to create this night sky and full moon glow. 

Lets start with the Haunted Manor. Cut a piece of Woodgrain Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Spray a piece of Woodgrain Cardstock with Distress Oxide Sprays (Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce) then spritz with water to blend out the colors. Dry with a heat tool. 

Add more Distress Oxide Sprays (Iced Spruce and Walnut Stain) and spritz with water again and dry with heat tool.  

As the color is dried you will get a totally different color then you think. After the piece is completely dry run the piece through the Vagabond or die cut machine a few time to flatten out the Woodgrain Cardstock a little. 

Using a Stamp Platform Stamp the Haunted House with Black Soot Archival Ink (must be a waterproof ink). You will need to stamp a few times to layer the ink. Just look at how cool the woodgrain shows through! 

Add color with regular Distress Ink (Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet) this way the ink is translucent. Apply the ink to your craft sheet and pick top with a water brush and color the windows and doors. 

Create the background for a slim line card by cutting Distress Media Heavystock to 3 3/4" x 8". Spray card with Distress Oxide Inks (Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet). Be sure to add water to help blend the colors, dry with heat tool. Repeat as necessary drying between layers. Splater some Black Soot Oxide Ink over the background as desired, dry with heat tool. 

Adhere Halloween Label Tape to card where desired. Add black stitching around the card leaving the ends of the thread. I like to use a combo of straight stitching and zigzag stitching and I try to stitch crooked. 

Add a little BOO! at the top using the Label Tape. Ink the edges of the card with Black Soot Oxide Ink and then adherer to base card. Base card size is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" so it fits in a #10 envelope.  

Adhere the Haunted House with foam tape.  Stamp Happy Halloween on a scrap of Woodgrain Cardstock with Archival Ink., ink the edges with Distress Oxide in Black Soot. Adhere to card with foam tape adding a little dyed Mummy Cloth (Halloween Trimmings) under the message. 

Add a Tiny Clip to hold the BOO! on the card. 

Adhere Hardware Heads to the ends of the Halloween Label Tape using a little Distress Collage Medium. 

Love the added texture of the stitching. 

You can see how the woodgrain shows through and give the house kind of an eerie feeling.  

Cut a piece of cardstock for the inside and ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and then  stamp the flying bats and  a message. 

Thanks so much for stopping in!

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scrappergirl56 said...

Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat...Oh, yes, I remember saying that going TOT when I was a kid...LOL...Love the addition of the bats on the inside....such a cool effect with the woodgrain, and slimline card...

Paula Cheney said...

Okay, that is brilliant to flatten the woodgrain so you can stamp on it! What a great idea (and a great card).