Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Trick or Treat

Hello scrappers! Apparently fall is upon us, so I figured I might as well embrace it and make a Halloween card. I started by printing a digital image from Tiddly Inks and colored it with my Copics. I actually printed and colored 4 so I was able to knock out several cards in a pretty short period of time. Coloring the image is the most time consuming part, especially since I'm still a beginner in the Copic world.

After I finished coloring I cute each image out using a Spellbinders die. I used a larger size die to cut some coordinating pattern paper to layer my image on.

In this picture you can see the spider webs I cut with my Cricut. The little pieces are pretty delicate so I'd recommend using your spatula when removing the image from your mat.

Next I inked up a large rubber stamp to create a background for my card. I find it easier to place my paper on top of the stamp as opposed to placing the stamp on the paper. I've found that I get a more even impression.

And here's what it looks like after stamping.

I couldn't get a good picture of it, but I did distress the edges of the black piece of cardstock. I adhered two spider webs to the corners of my first layer.

I trimmed a piece of vellum to fit just inside of the black layer. I didn't want to cover the distressed edges. I placed my adhesive just in the area behind my image so it wouldn't be visible. Vellum can be a little tricky to attach and I haven't found an adhesive that doesn't show through, so some creativity is required.

  • Dark Grey and Orange Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
  • Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Mischievous'
  • Vellum: Papertrey Ink
  • Spider Webs: Chic and Scary Cricut Cartridge cut at 2-inches
  • White Ink: Papertrey Ink
  • Ribbon: Stampin Up
  • Tim Holtz distressing tool
Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you back here soon. Have a great day!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kate this is a great card. Love the colors you chose and the great tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady!

Joy said...

Too cute to spook !! Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

Michelle said...

You bad girl - making such a cute card, now I may have to go and look at these digi designs. BTW your colouring is fantastic.

Kate said...

Fabulous card - and such a super image! What a fantastic technique for the spiders' webs too! Thanks so much for sharing the information for that.
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
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Southernbelle said...

Love this! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot!


My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is fantastic!! I love how you created several all in one shot! Those background spots look awesome and the image is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot this week!

Kymberlee said...

Very clever use of the vellum :)