Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Bring on the Boos!

Have you ever wanted to make a really different sort of Holiday card?  Well, with the Making Spirits Bright stamp set that's as easily done as said.  What a great set of sentiments with a great set of images!

I decided to use the adorable Bring on the Boos image with matching sentiment.  I separated the two and made the sentiment into a word bubble simply because it suited the style I had decided on.  I chose the colours from the Just Add Ink challenge simply because it forced me to think outside the usual Hallowe'en colours.  The finished result is different---and in this case, different is good.


My base cardstock is Basic Black.  My next layer is Crushed Curry and then another layer of Basic Black, but this layer has been embossed using my retired Spider Web embossing folder.  I very lightly sponged a bit of Whisper White Craft Ink over the raised web embossing to give it definition. On a piece of Whisper White I stamped the image, making sure I didn't ink up the sentiment.  On another piece of Whisper White I stamped the sentiment, making sure I didn't get any ink on the image.

I coloured the liquid in the glass and the cocktail pick using my Crushed Curry marker and then coloured the iris of the eyeball using my Bermuda Bay marker.   Then I fussy cut the image and covered it with Crystal Effects.  While that dried, I cut around the sentiment to make it into a word bubble.


I have a friend who always has Hallowe'en parties and will be thrilled to use this as her invitation.

For more cards using these colours, check out Just Add Ink.

16 comments:

  1. I just noticed that's an eyeball..lol, fun card Heidi. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thanks, Nikki. Yes, it's an eyeball. LOL

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  2. This is indeed perfect for a Halloween party invitation, Heidi! Great, fun, use of our challenge colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink!

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    1. Thanks, Christine. I think this is a fun stamp set. Can hardly wait to use the others.

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  3. Ha I just realised there is an eyeball in the glass Heidi! That tiny detailed cocktail really draws you right into the web - right to that creepy eyeball! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I kept the one single "pop" of Bermuda Bay to the eyeball. It does "pull you in" doesn't it?

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  4. Great card - clever use of the challenge colours to make a Halloween card. Awesome fussy cutting around the glass! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. That fussy cutting was not fun, but it had to be done.

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  5. Fun card and very unique. I'm sure your friend with love it. I like how you have added the ink to the web to make it stand out. Chantell JAI

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    1. Thank you, Chantell. Yes, I think the web needed that little tweak to really show up well.

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  6. What a fab idea for a Halloween party invite! Awesome fussy cutting to make that word bubble.

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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    1. Thanks, so much, Trish. My friend loved the idea when I showed her this morning.

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  7. Great halloween card and I like how you have made the eyeball your feature in the cocktail glass, clever. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thank you very much, Mae. I really enjoyed your challenge.

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