Hey Everyone! I am so excited to be participating in this week’s edition of the Festival of Fall Blog Hop! This week is all about “Spooky Fun”, and I don’t know about you all, but I am quickly realizing that Halloween may be my absolute favorite holiday to make projects for!
For this week’s project, I am sharing an A2-sized card I made using the Sassy Girls- Spooky set by Sassy & Crafty! If you guys haven’t checked out the Sassy Girls Collection yet, you really need to head on over to the Sassy & Crafty site! They have been releasing at least 1 new set into the collection every month, and let’s just say I basically have full set syndrome with these ladies!
For this project, I stamped the witch sitting on a pumpkin from the Sassy Girls- Spooky set, and colored her up with Copic Markers. I fussy cut her out (she is just under the 5.5″ height of an A2-sized card in portrait orientation), and set her aside.
I wanted to do a foiling technique for my background that just screamed a Witchy Halloween. I took a 4.125″ x 5.375″ piece of Bristol Smooth Paper and blended the panel entirely in Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink. I then distressed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Initially, I thought this was all I wanted to do, but then I looked over to the side of my desk and there was this new bottle of Black Soot Spray Stain just sitting there, and I had a lightbulb go on. I grabbed my splatter box, placed the card inside, and did 2 healthy sprays of the Black Soot Spray Stain. I took my heat gun to the panel to get the stain to dry entirely. Next, I grabbed the Crackling Campfire Oxide Spray, and sprayed it twice over my card while in my splatter box. This gave me such a wonderful speckled and distressed Halloween look with the orange and black!
Once this panel was dried entirely, I took my X stencil from Sassy & Crafty, applied it over the panel, and applied a solid layer of iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo, and let it dry. Once the gel had dried entirely, I started up my laminator, placed a piece of Lily Pad Foil, part of the new Fairytale Collection by Therm-O-Web, onto the panel so the green foil side was facing up. I put the piece into my parchment paper pocket, ran it through my laminator, let it sit for a minute, and removed the foil sheet. Let me just say, I was in LOVE.
I took my foiled panel and adhered it to an A2-sized piece of Black Onyx Cardstock by Gina K Designs. I heat embossed the sentiment “Hey Pumpkin” in white embossing powder on black cardstock, trimmed it to a strip, and adhered it with foam tape to my project. I also applied foam tape to my witch and applied her to my project as well. To finish this card off, I used adhered a few Violet Blossom sequins from Buttons Galore, adhered the card to an A2-sized base, and was done!
Now, the spooky fun and inspiration doesn’t stop here! Be sure to head on over to the blogs of the other creators participating in this hop for even more Halloween tricks and treats!
Thank you so much for stopping by and hopping along with us today! We’d love to see what spooky creations you’ve come up with! Be sure to use the hashtag #craftyfestivalfriends on Instagram when sharing your projects!
Happy and Spooky Crafting, Everyone!
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