Something Wicked Halloween Card | Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022

Halloween Making Season is now upon us and I couldn't be more excited to share one of the cards I made for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 YouTube Live! In this blog post I'm sharing one of the cards I created using the new Gothic Tapestry and Exquisite Stamp Sets, along with the new Crest Layering Stencil.

Something Wicked Mixed Media Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gothic Tapestry and Exquisite Stamp Sets and the Crest Layering Stencil from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 Release

If you aren't into reading, I also have a video over on my YouTube Channel that shows you how I created this card. 

I began with a piece of Distress Heavystock cut to 5.5 x 8.5 inches. I found that by starting with this larger piece of paper it gave me more options when it came to trimming it down later for the final card size. In the end this card ended up being 5x7 inches.

For the stamping, I first stamped the skull image from the Gothic Tapestry stamp set with Distress Archival Ink in Black Soot. Next, I did some layer stamping over the skull using various images from both the Gothic Tapestry and Exquisite stamp sets using Archival Ink in Black Soot, Villainous Potion and Peeled Paint. I choose to use this particular type ink so that it wouldn't bleed when I add the next layers.

Once I had the stamping completed, I took the Crest Layering Stencil and placed it over the right hand side of my paper. I actually flipped the stencil over and applied the ink through the backside of the stencil. Just something to keep in mind if you want your design facing the opposite direction! I used Mint Tape to hold the stencil in place and used a blending brush to apply Distress Oxide Ink in Spiced Marmalade. I then moved the stencil to the upper left hand side and stenciled the design there as well.

Next I used the Mechanical Elements Stencils to add the number 31 to the bottom left hand side and applied Distress Oxide Ink in Spiced Marmalade through the stencil. To add some textural interest, I applied Distress Translucent Grit Paste through the stencil with a palette knife. Because I wanted the numbers close together, I could only do one number at a time. After I applied the paste, I removed the stencil and then sprinkled the paste with Wild Honey Embossing Glaze. I choose the Wild Honey embossing glaze because it's the most similar color to the Spiced Marmalade that I used with the Crest stencil. After I applied the embossing glaze, I set the paper to the side to dry for about 30 minutes or so. I then used my embossing gun to melt the powder. Both the grit paste and the embossing glaze are translucent so you can still see the stamped images through them! If you happen to be impatient you can skip the drying part, and just heat emboss it. However, if you go straight to the heat embossing, the Grit Paste tends to melt and you get a more smooth finish instead of the bumpy gritty look.

I will share that at first I only using the Embossing Glaze, but when I tried that, it just didn't match in color like I was hoping it would. By applying the Distress Oxide first, in a similar color, I got the look I was hoping for. Now if there was just a Spiced Marmalade Embossing Glaze, everything probably would have been just fine! In the end though, it worked perfectly and I enjoyed the process of playing around and coming up with the final look.

With the background completed, I trimmed the panel down to 4½ x 6½ inches, lightly inked the edges with Vintage photo Distress ink and added some machine stitching around the outside edge. I then adhered it to a piece of white cardstock that's 4¾  x 6¾ inches and also lightly inked with Vintage photo around the edges.

The sentiment is from The Scarecrow Stamp Set in Black Soot Archival Ink, trimmed into strips and the edges inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. To complete the card, I mounted these layers onto a piece of Tim Holtz Black Halloween Distress Woodgrain.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how this Something Wicked Mixed Media Halloween Card came together! So what is on your must have list from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 Release?


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1 comment

  1. Great card....loving all the inky layers...that is hard for a perfectionist to do...LOL...I need to just let go and not over-think-the-ink! My must haves...hummmm, EVERYTHING, of course....hahaha....but we will see how the budget goes...Halloween is just the best.


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