Saturday, September 26, 2015

Beware It's That Time Of The Year

Hi everyone I hope all is well with you. Can you believe it is already Autumn and Halloween will be here before we know it. Today I have two Halloween cards to share with you. I had so much playing with the mummy and open coffin stamp by Just For Fun as well as the Stamptangle Wicked Spider. If I was mean I would give the spider card to my son. Lol! He is totally freaked out by spiders.

I wish you could see the texture for the mummy. I glued an ironed used dryer sheet to card stock and when it was dried stamped the mummy using Jet Black Stazon ink. I like that the lines are not as crisp as they might have been with other inks. The coffin was painted with gouache. The card base was airbrushed with markers. I also airbrushed the spider web embossed panel with a silver marker.

I tried to stamp the sentiment on cheesecloth which I had applied to card stock covered in gesso but it didn't work out. I ended up stamping on non stick baking parchment and gluing the cheesecloth over. I love the added texture it gives. I also on purpose left it tattered looking. :-)

This was such a fun card to do. I used paint in my airbrush to get blood spatters on my spider web embossed panel. My spider web is cut with my electronic cutting machine since I didn't own a spider web stamp. I painstakingly glued white crochet thread on the spider and then while the glue was still wet sprinkled glitter on it to give it that gossamer look. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of orange card with black ink and clear embossing powder used. I don't own any black embossing powder and in the past when I've used it I've gotten a  mess so stamping with black ink and embossing with clear works.

The spider is stamped on a scrap of black and copper embossing powder used. I then hand cut the spider out. and pop dotted it on the card.

If you are making Halloween cards you still have time to order stamps from Just For Fun. The spider, mummy and open coffin are from their Summer 2015 collection. They also have a lot of other neat Halloween stamps.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Oh man, what interesting and awesome cards. Love the mixed media you used.

  2. Great minds! I have a mummy in the coffin card on my desk. Back to the drawing board! TFS. Hugs, kReN


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