Creepin' It Real Halloween Card

I'm in full on Halloween crafting season right now and I couldn't be happier! Today I'm sharing my latest Halloween card with you and this one showcases an idea I've had in my head for over a year now. Ever since I got the Monster Reunion Stamp Set by Tim Holtz, I've wanted to color them, fussy cut them and create my own Halloween Monster Reunion Party! Well I finally made this dream a reality and here's the card I created! To make the party complete, I've mixed it with some fun new patterned papers and dies from

Creepin' It Real Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Monster's Reunion Stamp Set, Delicate Leaves and Autumn Leaves Die Set and Harvest Paper Pad


I began by stamping each of the images onto Distress Watercolor Paper using Black Soot Archival Distress Ink and then colored them using the Distress Watercolor Pencils. These pencils made coloring them a breeze and BONUS...the colors I picked are my favorite Distress Halloween colors! I used Villainous Potion, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen (skin and mummy) and Barn Door (lips and cheeks). I seriously love that I now have any easy coloring option that matches my go-to inks!

To color these images, instead of coloring with the pencils directly onto the paper, I pulled the color off the pencil using a waterbrush and then added the color to the image. To see me doing this in action, check out my latest YouTube video. I love the control I have of adding the color when I do it this way and I don't feel like I'm wasting so much ink as compared to using my ink pads for watercoloring.

Once the coloring was completed, I commenced with the fussy cutting. I have to admit, fussy cutting is not my favorite thing to do. But, there are times and ideas when it's necessary; and for me, this card idea was one of them! I do love them all gathered together and ready to hit the Monster Reunion Party!

To create the background, I selected some fabulous patterned papers from the Harvest 6x8 Paper Pad. For some added interest, I stamped some images from the Exquisite and Undertaker Stamp Sets using Hickory Smoke Archival Ink onto the spider web paper. I then inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink before mounting it onto another piece of paper from the paper pad. The finished card size is 4.5 x 6.25.

Next, I adhered the Monster's to the background paper. I used double sided foam squares behind each monster's head and behind the pumpkin for a little dimension.

To add a little texture, I added some die cuts using the Delicate Leaves and Autumn Leaves Die Set. The Delicate Leaves Set is fast becoming a new go-to for me! I cut them from a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper that I had sprayed with Frayed Burlap Distress Spray.

For the final touch, I added a sentiment from the Monster's Reunion Stamp Set.

Creepin' It Real Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Monster's Reunion Stamp Set, Delicate Leaves and Autumn Leaves Die Set and Harvest Paper Pad

Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out my Creepin' It Real Halloween Card!


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1 comment

  1. I couldn't be any happier either! Halloween crafts are my all time favorite! LOVE your card!


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