Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday! Today I have some more Halloween fun to share with you that I made with Tim Holtz’s adorable Blueprints stamps that I picked up this past summer out in California. On Monday, I posted a tag featuring the potion bottle from the set, and now, I have a pair of cards to share made with the same set that I put together for World Card Making Day.
You saw the Blueprint potion bottle already, but here are the other images in the Halloween Blueprints 2 set…. all colored and distressed and ready for action. I used Stampin’Up Blendabilities markers and Distress Ink to color the images, then outlined with Pumice Stone Distress marker. Aged the paper a bit with additional Distress inks, and spritzed everything with just a wee bit of water.
It is my goal to actually use more of my cards these days, instead of letting them pile up like I’ve done in the past. So keeping these flat and mailable were key. I added extra stamped images, like the creepy spiderwebs, instead of the usual bulky embellies that I love. And a bit of Distress Glitter, too.
The sentiment and spiderwebs come from another Tim Holtz set I picked up this summer called Mini Halloween. Boy, did I ever have fun in that store! The papers are from Authentique. Their Thrilling collection from last year.
I added a Papertrey Ink die cut banner and a simple twine tie, and off they go. But in my zeal to get these guys in the mail, I totally forgot to take some decent pictures first… so please excuse my Iphone photos… sigh…
I’ve really enjoyed seeing and reading about all of your World Card Making Day fun. Isn’t it awesome that paper crafters get their very own holiday? The only trouble is, that means that Christmas is only two months away!
Oh, and stayed tuned…