Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Halloween featuring "Halloween Traditions" Stamp Set

Creepiness is all around the blog this months with Pumpkins, spiders, webs, puppies, ghosts, tombstones and more.  I decided to focus on the creepy spider web that was just calling my name! It is the stamp set, "Halloween Traditions" that is included in your Creative Cafe Kit.
 Mary-Ann here to take you through how I put this creepy card together.  

I started with a 5x5 card base of the lime green.  I cut a white piece 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.  I then cut a black piece 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I found three nesting circle dies (here you could use three different size glasses or whatever you can find that are round).  I placed them on my black paper and sent it through my cutting machine.

I then placed my black on top of the white and lightly traced where the circles were going to be.  Now, set the black paper aside.  I used extra scrap paper or sticky notes to block off what I didn't want stamped.  I inked and then placed the web stamp in the center of the circle.  I repeated this process, moving my sticky notes around blocking off other areas I didn't want stamped.  Once this completely dried, I went back and erased the pencil marks.  

Now I back the entire black piece with foam tape.  On the webs, I stamped spiders and embossed with silver embossing powder.  You can do any color you prefer. I then placed clear gems in the center of each spider body.   

Once all the layers were in place, I added a spider with a long web down the left side.  I just turned the stamp upside down to use the straight line.  I stamped the ghost with white ink on white paper, and used white embossing powder to get this look.  I took a black pen and colored his facial features.  Added the sentiment and a gem and I was done.

Keep coming back if Halloween is your thing!  
You should see all the Spookiness on Instagram and Pinterest.  Be sure to follow.  
Come back soon for more design team inspiration.

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit Too Cute to Spook
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit Too Cute to Spook -featuring paper pad by 
            Doodle Bug-ghouls and goodies 
Ink:  Memento Ink - Black and white, Black pen, Silver and white Embossing powder.
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap Happy Glue, Foam tape
Embellishments:  Doodlebug gems included in your kit
Tools/Dies:  Spellbinders nesting circles


Unknown said...

I love this! So cute- and not all "orange and black" the green is my fav!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Thank you!

Karen T said...

I love the overlapped use of the web- and overlay of circles, very creative!