Happy Monday everyone! I have another Halloween card to share with you today that features new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps.
I really love this card! It is really simple with just stamped images and inking. I love the way the background turned out, creating a real mood for the raven and the pumpkin.
The base of the card is simply kraft cardstock cut and folded in half to create a top fold card. I used an ink blending tool to brush the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. I cut a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper to fit the font of the card. I applied Pumice Stone Distress ink to the paper using an ink blending tool. I made sure to keep the center area of the paper lighter than the outer edges so that it would create a focus area. I misted water on my hand and flicked it onto the paper to create water spots in the Pumice Stone ink. I used a heat tool to dry the water. After drying, I used an ink blending tool to apply Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of the Specialty Stamping Paper.
I stamped the pumpkin blueprint image on the paper with Jet Black Archival ink and then adhered it to the front of the kraft card.
I stamped the pumpkin image again on manila cardstock two times. I cut one of the images out around the outline of the entire pumpkin (minus the leaf) and the second one out just around the front part of the pumpkin. I colored the two pumpkins using assorted colors of Distress Markers. I used a water brush to blend the marker ink. I used an ink blending tool to accent the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I adhered the two pumpkins together. I used a water brush and green Distress Markers to color the curling vine stamped on the Specialty Stamping Paper. I adhered the assembled pumpkin to the card front matching it up to the stamped image on the Specialty Stamping Paper.
I stamped, colored, and cut out an extra pumpkin stem and leaf. I adhered them in place on the pumpkin matching them to the image on the pumpkin and background. On the leaf, I adhered it only at the bottom of the leaf so that it could stand up off of the page.
I stamped a small mini raven on manila cardstock. I colored it with Distress Markers and cut it out. I brushed the edges lightly with Black Soot Distress Ink using an ink blending foam. I like to add ink to the edges so that the sides of the pieces so that the color of paper on the cut edge will blend with the finished piece. I adhered the raven to the card behind the leaf so that he would look like he was perched on the pumpkin.
I added a small piece of adhesive foam behind the bird’s head so that it would be more dimensional. I cut out the pumpkin label from one of the stampings on manila cardstock. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges and adhered it to the matching label on the card front.
Finally, I stamped a label from the Simply Stated set using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink on manila cardstock that was aged with Antique Linen Distress Stain. I stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment on the label. After cutting it out, I adhered it to the front of my card.
Super easy and still super spooky fun!