Woohoo!!! It's soon time for Halloween, the start of Fall, pumpkin pies and the end of the Florida heat wave! I love this time of year, I'm not a summer girl but rather one that loves the change of seasons, the cooler air, and the brilliant colors of mountain landscapes. I also love creating for Fall, Halloween in particular....is one of my favorite times of the year. So to kick off the upcoming season, I created a card made almost entirely from Sizzix dies and below, I'll show you how I made it. I hope you enjoy!
Here's how I made it...
From Sizzix, you will need the following dies:
Bewitching Hour by Tim Holtz
Tattered Banners from Tim Holtz
In addition to the dies, I also used patterned paper and chipboard pumpkin from K&Company, ribbon from Making Memories, grundgepaper, a scrap piece of quilting batting, alphabet stamps and black ink, gesso, black soot crackle paint, mini black buttons and vintage photo distressing ink.
First diecut a witch from grundgeboard using the "Bewitching Hour" die, paint it with gesso, and set it aside to dry. Once dry apply a medium to thick layer of "black soot" crackle paint then set it aside to dry as well. Once dried it will crack and reveal the white layer underneath, I then distressed it some more using vintage photo ink.
While those are drying, emboss a piece of pattern paper with a Halloween texture fade, then lightly sand and distress with Vintage Photo ink.
Machine stitch around your embossed paper
Diecut a scallop circle from quilting batting
Next, diecut banner from pattern paper, distress the sides and stamp sentiment using alphabet stamps and black ink
Now assemble the pieces on your card and adhere with hot glue and a tape runner. Then finally add small piece of ribbon to the upper left of the card, a pumpkin chipboard embellishment to the with witches' broom and buttons to the lower right then adhere the card front to a prescored card. It will measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 when finished. YAY!!! :)
I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope it inspires you to create for Halloween! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!