Hello again, crafty friends! I am back with a pair of fun Halloween cards using this amazing layering stencil from Simon Says Stamp. It is so good, that all it needs is a sentiment.

Card 1 Supplies

Simon Says Stamp – Layered Spooky Icons Stencil Set

CZ Design – Witch Please Die 

CZ Design – Reverse Witch Please Sentiment Strips

Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks

Simon Says Stamp – Small Blending Brushes

Simon Says Stamp – Fog Gray Card Stock

Pretty Pink Posh – 4mm Sequins

Memory Box – Black Glossy Card Stock

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Bearly Art Glue

 Scor-Tape

Making the First Card

I started with a panel of Fog Gray card stock, which is one of my favorite neutral backgrounds. Since I wasn’t using a white background, I used Distress Oxide inks for my stenciling. The pigment properties of the Oxides ensure that the colors will still be vibrant on colored card stock. I used the following colors: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, and Salvaged Patina. There are four stencils in this layering set, and you can easily get a great result by just blending one color per stencil. But of course I made it more difficult for myself because I wanted those lollipops to be different colors. It wasn’t really all that difficult – I just had to make sure that I masked off any parts of the stencil that were close to the spaces that I was using a different color. I use washi tape to do this. Once I was done stenciling, I cut my panel down to 4″x5.25″ and set it aside to allow the Oxides to dry.

I cut the word die from black glossy card stock and the shadow from white card stock. I cut the sub-sentiment using my paper trimmer and ran a black marker around the edges to get rid of the white core that you would otherwise see. I decided last minute to make this a full (or “infinity”) shaker. I just used some leftover stamp packaging and wrapped it around the panel using Scor-Tape. I left one side unsealed so that I could drop in some various colored sequins, and then I sealed up that last side. I used Scor-Tape to adhere this panel to a white A2 card base. All that was left was glueing my sentiments on top, and it was done!

Card 2 Supplies

Simon Says Stamp – Layered Spooky Icons Stencil Set

Simon Says Stamp – Outline Halloween Die 

CZ Design – Reverse Witch Please Sentiment Strips

Tim Holtz – Distress Inks

Simon Says Stamp – Small Blending Brushes

Vellum

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Bearly Art Glue

Making the Second Card

This is essentially the same card as the first one, except it’s not a shaker, and I used regular Distress Inks instead of Oxides (since my background is white). I used similar colors, although I believe I substituted Mermaid Lagoon and Carved Pumpkin inks, as well as the addition of Weathered Wood. I love this Halloween die because it not only has a shadow die, but the word die cuts out the letters and the thin outline. I cut the word out once from turquoise card stock and then again from green card stock. I inlaid the blue letters into the green outline and then glued this onto a vellum shadow. The sub-sentiment is from the same set of sentiment strips as the first card. There are just so many great sentiments in this set – it’s hard to choose just one!

That’s it for my cards today. I really love how they turned out. I hope they put a smile on your face.  Thank you so much for visiting me today – I appreciate you all!

Wishing you all a crafty day,

Allison

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