H alloween card made with the Graveyard Gate Stamp set.
Paper and Measurements:
- Black Card Stock - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- Grey Card Stock - 4" x 5 1/4"
- Whisper White Card Stock - 3 3/4" x 5"
Adhere your Grey card stock to the front and inside the card base.
Using the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set, stamp the Gate in Black ink on the bottom center of the Whisper White card stock.
Using the brick pillar stamp and Cajun Craze ink, align the brick pillar stamp at the bottom of one side of the gate. Then stamp the brick pillar on the other sides of the gate.
Using black ink, align the lantern stamp in the center overlapping the top of the pillar slightly to meet the pillar. Stamp the lantern stamp on both pillars
Using black ink, align the "You're Invited" stamp over the lanterns overlapping and centering the sign with the lanterns.
Use the moon from the Halloween Scares stamp set and ink with So Saffron ink and stamp to the right side and through the You're Invited sign. See card example.
Use the So Saffron marker to color in the light on the lanterns.
Using black ink and the crow stamp, stamp the crow on the top right side of the left pillar.
Using the cat stamp and black ink from the Halloween Scares stamp set, stamp a black cat at the bottom right in from of the right pillar.
Using a sponge for each color, sponged lightly the background of the whisper White using the following ink colors:
- Basic Grey
- Pumpkin Pie
- Perfect Plum and or Smokey Slate
- So Saffron
Sponge off on your guide paper and then sponge onto the Whisper White. You want your color to be subtle. Sponge over the sign, the lantern (but not where the light is (so saffron)). Also sponge through the gate and around the brick pillars. Blend your colors and make sure there is no white showing through. Everyone's color combination will look different. See example photos.
Select the twine you want to use and wrap the twine around the bottom portion of the Whisper White paper 3 times and tie a bow. Glue or tape your layer to the front grey layer.
I used the three small bats stamp and black ink from the Halloween Scares Stamp Set and stamped the bats in the yellow of the moon.
I then strategically stamped bats from the Graveyard Stamp Set using black ink in the sky area flying over the graveyard and sign. See card examples.
Lastly, I stamped the inside of the grey layer with the "Trick or Treat," stamp and then at the bottom left I stamped the tree, a couple of bats, the three small tombstones, and a mouse using black ink.
Decorate the inside of your card using the stamps of your preference.