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Happy Haunting!

This is such a fun Halloween card that I created with stamps, dies, and masking/ink blending. I've seen people do this sort of background to create a night sky, but this was the first time I've tried it myself. The key is the Distress Oxide Inks for blending. I've had trouble blending the regular Distress inks in the past, but the Distress Oxides blend like butter!

To start, I stamped the bear, bat, ghost, and sentiment from Waffle Flower's "Boo" stamp set. I then colored the images with Copic alcohol markers and cut them out with the matching die set. I also cut the same images out of a white foam sheet, which I then adhered to the backs of the colored images using ATG tape. The foam backing is for added dimension when I place the images on the card.

I then used a die to cut a circle out of masking paper and mounted it on a separate 4.25 x 5.5" piece of white 80-pound card stock. I created the night sky background by using an ink blending tool to blend Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, and Black Soot (regular Distress Ink). I started with the Fossilized Amber around the masked moon, then Wilted Violet/Faded Jeans, and then Black Soot around the edges. I also stamped the trees in Black Soot for a shadowy look.

After removing the mask from the moon, I blended a small amount of Fossilized Amber around the edges of the moon. Once I was finished with the blending, I used a 4 x 5.25" stitched rectangle die on the inked paper and a foam sheet to put behind it. I then mounted it on a 4.25 x 5.5" top folded landscape card made of 110-pound white card stock. I then adhered the images to the front of the card.

To finish the card, I stamped a spider web and spider, as well as a sentiment from another Halloween set on the inside of the card.

I'm so happy to finish this card...I've had it in my head since I first saw this stamp and die set from Waffle Flower. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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