Bold Frights

Hi crafty friends, hope you are all doing well. I have been having so much fun creating halloween cards with the awesome new Tim Holtz’s release. I received quite a few DM’s on this one. Since I never took pics of the original one that Tim showed on his live I had to re-do it and as everything they never turn out exactly the same :). Hope you don’t mind.

I started off with the bats. I sprayed a light mist of water and black soot onto leather cardstock. I did 2 layers of the black soot, drying in between and die cut the bats using Bat Crazy Sizzix 66403.

For the panel I used Distress Heavystock. I cut out an 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece for the background. I used a piece of sticky grid on the back of the largest circle from the Moon mask.  Placed it on the top right side of the cardstock.

Using my splat box I start spraying the card stock. I always start with a mist of water. The sprays I used  starting from the top were Distress spray black soot, pumice stone, prize ribbon ( I did not use this on the last card), wilted violet in oxide and spray, rusty hinge in oxide and spray and the last one spiced marmalade.  I dried the panel after the first coat, and went back in with few more coats always drying in between. I did a total of 3 layers.  After I dried the last coat I splattered the panel with water to create some texture. I did it a few times drying in between.

With the Moon circle still on I added ink splatters using the Halloween collection of mica sprays and Dina Wakley acrylic white spray. ( I think I may have overdone the splatters on this Either leave it to dry on its own or with a heat tool I tend to go with the heat tool only because I am inpatient. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I put on the moon stencil onto the panel and inked it using hickory smoke archival ink. I used archival because I still wanted to spritz the panel with water to wick the ink into the moon and didnโ€™t want that portion moving.

 Using Brutus Monroe Alabaster fine white embossing powder I embossed I Put a Spell On You sentiment from the super fun Bold Brights stamp set.

To finish off the card I I trimmed the panel down a bit to show a white border from the card base.    I added eyes and some highlights on the bats using a white gel pen. Popped up the panel onto fun foam and a 110 Neenah white card base.

Product Supply List

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below: click on the picture and it will take you directly to the product. If purchased through the link provided I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate all your amazing support. Looking forward to sharing many more projects and techniques using mixed media.

The bats are from Bat Crazy Sizzix # 66403.

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17 thoughts

  1. Kulbir, your card is fabulous! What a wonderful depth of colour and texture you achieved with your technique of building up the layers. I love it, thank you for sharing!


  2. I love this card! I commented on the Addicts group, but wanted to again here. Thank you for showing how you made this beauty. The colors are perfection!


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