Ghoul Morning, friends! It's almost that time of the year .... when ghouls come out to play. I have a couple of easy projects for you featuring the new Halloween stamps by Chocolate Baroque. All you have to do is ink and stamp - that's it. I also want to show you how well Chocolate Baroque's older Halloween stamps coordinate with this latest release.
My first card depicts a dark and creepy night where ghosts wander in the fog. I inked up the background with Distress Inks: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood. The trees and greeting are from the new Hocus Pocus A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black. The clouds are from the older Spookilicious A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Smokey Grey.
The trio of ghosts in the foreground are from the new Put A Spell On You A5 sheet, which I heat embossed on vellum with WOW Bright White EP . The ghosts in the background (seen in the picture above) is heat embossed directly on the card. The single bat is from the older Spookilicious A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.
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The second card is slight more "cheery" ... on account of a few smiling pumpkins. I started by stamped the images, masking them off before creating the sky and ground.
Again, I inked the sky with Distress Inks: Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Milled Lavender. I masked off the moon with a die-cut circle and coloured it in with Faber-Castell Polychromos. The flying bats and crow are from the new Hocus Pocus A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx. For the ground I used Fossilised Amber, Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy and a touch of Vintage Photo.
The scarecrow is from an older A5 sheet called Witching Time, stamped with Memento Paris Dusk. The plan was to use alcohol markers but I ended up using my Faber-Castell Polychromos. These stamps work so well together! I finished my card by dangling a spider on one arm of the scarecrow and resting a crow from the other. The spider and the sentiment are from the Put A Spell On You A5 sheet and the crow is from the Hocus Pocus A5 sheet.
The pumpkins on the ground and the spider are from the new Put A Spell On You A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Smokey Grey. I coloured the pumpkins with Faber-Castell Polychromos. You could even paper-piece these pumpkins and speed up the process. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Majestic Blue.
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So there you have it - a couple of Halloween cards. Believe it or not, I had fun making them and I hope you've got some ideas to make your own too. Thank you so much for stopping by today.