Trick Or Treat Card with Halloween Bat Dies and Stencils

Trick or Treat smell my feet! Give me something good to eat! Today, I have this Trick or Treat Halloween Card to share with you featuring one of the new faBOOlous Halloween stencils from I sure hope you're in the mood for more Halloween inspiration, because later in the week I'll be sharing my first ever Halloween Banner!

Halloween will have to take a little break though, because on Saturday, October 1st, I'll be switching gears as Tim Holtz begins sharing his new Christmas products with his Sizzix Christmas YouTube Live!

Trick Or Treat Card by Juliana Michaels featuring with Halloween Bat Dies and Magic Potion Stencil

To get started, I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper placed the Magic Potion stencil over the paper and used Ranger Ink Detail Blending Brushes to apply a variety of Distress Oxide Inks.

When working with multiple ink colors on the same stencil, I found that doing the larger shapes first, such as the hats, and then going back and doing the smaller shapes helped prevent any accidental ink smudging. I also cleaned off the stencil after doing the hats and cats (since they were both done in black ink) and then added the other ink colors.

Once I had the stencil work completed, I spritzed the design with a bit of water to activate the oxide ink and add a bit of distress. You could certainly skip this part if that's not your style. Once the water/ink was dry, I stamped some images from the Exquisite and Undertaker Stamp Sets in Hickory Smoke Archival Ink. I also added some ink splatters using Distress Halloween Mica Spray Stain in Fortune Teller and Wicked Elixir. I then trimmed the piece to 4 x 5.25 inches and added some machine stitching with black thread around the outside edge.

Next, I die cut some bats from black glitter cardstock using the Mixed Metals Glitter Paper Pad and the Halloween Bats Dies. I adhered them to the front of the card with double sided foam adhesive and trimmed off the parts that overlapped the stenciled panel.

I die cut 31 from silver cardstock using the Tall Skinny Number Dies. I then added the sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Unraveled Stamp Set. To finish of the card, I layered it onto a piece of black glitter cardstock from the Mixed Metals A2 paper pack which is already cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. 

Trick Or Treat Card by Juliana Michaels featuring with Halloween Bat Dies and Magic Potion Stencil

I hope you enjoyed a bit more Halloween inspiration today with this Trick or Treat Halloween Card!

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