Halloween Embossing

I thought I would try something a little different today while creating a halloween card. While this is not a new technique, it is not one I often play around with. Today I thought I would try embossing some halloween stamps onto black cardstock and then use ink to add color. I pulled out some Waffle Flower stamps and Spellbound paper I picked up at White Rose Crafts for this card.

Step One: Trim a piece of black cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using the Boo stamp set and Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, I stamped the images and embossed them.

Step Two: Using Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide and a waterbrush, add shadowing to the bear ‘witch’.

Step Three: Using Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citrus, Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxides blend inks over the entire card.

Step Four: Spray the entire card with Frost Sheer Shimmer spray.

Step Five: Adhere the black cardstock to a piece of 6×6 inch printed cardstock from the Spellbound Fancy Pants paper pack. Pull out a sheet of Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock and trim four pieces to a quarter of an inch. Surround the black embossed cardstock with it. Trim off excess sparkle cardstock that hangs off.

Step Six: Stamp a sentiment onto some white cardstock. I used a sentiment from the Woodware Halloween Fun stamp set. I also used some Distress Pens in coordinating colors to help highlight the inks blended into the cardstock. Adhere the sentiment banner onto the card. Using some Nuvo Drops in Auburn Pearl Crystal Drops.

Do you try different techniques when making different holiday cards? Let me know in the comments below.

Until then, Happy Crafting!

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