Saturday, October 28, 2017

Anatomy of a Halloween Card

This week's party continues here.

For my Halloween cards this year, I went with a color palette of black, purple, silver and gold and for my focal, used an image from The Hungry JPEG. 

I printed the image on photo paper and then trimmed to the size I wanted. I used a stamping technique called masking, where you closely trim a copy of your image, lay it over top of an image you want to color, and then apply ink so you color everything but your focal image. 

The image on the left is the one I want to color ; the one on the right is my trimmed mask. 

I used a purple ink and then randomly applied a black ink to my image. Once I was happy with my inking, I randomly sprinkled some gold embossing powder and used my heat gun to set the embossing powder. 

Once I had all my focal images done, I mounted them to purple glitter paper and then silver glitter paper. 

To make the cards, I used black metallic card stock cut to 5x7, and papers from a Recollections paper stack I'd picked up a couple of years ago at Michaels. Ironically, I didn't use it at the time but knew I would sometime!

I accented with a Halloween washi tape and a spider punched from scraps of the silver glitter paper. 

For the interior of the card, I digitally colored one of my hand drawn doodles to match my color palette,, bordered and layered the image onto a black and white background paper in PicMonkey and then added some text: 

As always, I have scraps of paper I can't bear to part with so I used those to make some tags I sent to friends to use for their treats etc. 

1 comment:

Michelle L. said...

Looove them! Only you would add purple to this color palette and make it amazing!