Wicked Halloween Card | Stencils, Ephemera & Frosted Crystal

Halloween is fast approaching. Too fast for me and all the Halloween craft ideas that are still swirling around in my head. But who says we have to stop just because Halloween is over?! This year, I really may just continue the Halloween crafting a little longer. As for now, I've got a Wicked Halloween Card to share with you using a mix of goodies from Tim Holtz and Scrapbook.com.

Wicked Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Jack O Lantern Stencil and Tim Holtz Halloween Ephemera and Paper Dolls

I decided to try a little something different this time and pulled out some ephemera to mix in with some stamping and die cuts. I began by creating the background using a piece of orange cardstock from the Scrapbook.com Rainbow Paper Pad trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches. I stenciled it using the Jack O Lantern Stencil and Black Soot Distress Oxide. I then added some texture stamping using the Tim Holtz Rest In Peace Stamp Set with Black Soot Archival Ink. I then got a bit messy and added some Distress Crackle Paste to the edges and let it dry. Once the paste was dry I inked the edges with a bit of Black Soot Distress Ink and then added some mess machine stitching.

Now because this paper is not really made for adding heavy mediums such as Crackle Paste, the paper did warp. I personally didn't care as it just added to the mixed media/grungy feel I was going for.

Next I grabbed various bits of ephemera from a mix of an older Halloween Ephemera Pack and Halloween Paper Dolls, but you can find lots of good ones in the newer packs as well. I played around with the placement and began adhering the layers. When I got to the paper doll, I decided to try my hand at coloring it using the Frosted Crystal/Distress Crayon technique. The Frosted Crystal is an embossing powder that adds a frosted looking texture to things. And because these is texture on what was once a smooth surface, the Distress Crayons have something to grip to and the color stays a bit easier. I covered the entire surface of the paper doll with embossing ink, sprinkled it with the Frosted Crystal and then heat embossed it with my heat gun.  The trick with this powder is to not overheat it, so once you see the powder start to change move on to the next area. With the Frosted Crystal applied, I then used my Distress Crayons to color the dress, bow and to add a touch of pink to her cheeks.
I then continued with adhering the layers and also included a couple of stickers from the Tim Holtz Halloween Sticker Book.

For a final bit of interest, I added a couple of bats die cut from Scrapbook.com black glitter paper, which can be found in their Mixed Metals Paper Pad. To finish off the card, I layered everything onto a piece of black cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my Wicked Halloween Card! I hope it inspires you to continue your Halloween crafting!


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