Saturday, October 18, 2014

Something Creepy For You Halloween Card

Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 18.  Barbara here with an extra posting for Altered Pages, who is also one of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop sponsors.  Our Design Team is participating in this month-long hop, so if you would like to hop along, the blog roll is on the side bar!  Smeared and Smudged has a lot of prizes in their daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

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Welcome to Day 18 of the 31 Days of Halloween
Be sure to check back each day and see what our design team creates with our partner products from Art Anthology!  Also, be sure to post a comment right here  each day on the blog for a chance to win a prize package from ArtAnthology and

Well, I seem to be on a roll making Halloween cards.  I just love them.  I had this cool stamp from the Altered Pages Mailbox Muse and have been dying to use it. 

Trim graveyard black card stock to 10" x 6-1/2", fold in half to make 5" x 6-1/2" card.

Trim purple damask print paper (Botanical Odyssey) paper just slightly smaller than the card.  Paint edge of paper with a thick line of AA Imperial (purple) paint.  This paint dries dimensional, so it looks like you heat embossed the edge with embossing powder.  
Die cut the largest accent tag from the yellow polka dot paper (Check-In paper) and highlight the embossed areas and around the perimeter by leaving the paper inside the die and inking with Milled Lavender distress ink through the die.  
Stamp stack of skulls image onto the accent tag with Gothic Purple StazOn.  I used a stamp positioner to ensure accuracy.

Make a mini rosette from purple multi-stripe paper (Botanical Odyssey) and ink edges with Milled Lavender ink.  Adhere Raven rhinestone to center.

Paint a chip tag with white gesso.  When dry, ink "Something Creepy for You" stamp with Versamark ink and black embossing powder.
Paint with Art Anthology Imperial dimensional acrylic paint.
Add a 4" ball chain through tag, and wrap around a foam dot placed where your rosette will be adhered.
Attach rosette to pop dot, and color giant rhinestone with a purple alcohol marker.
Lastly, I added black bling to the artisan tag, as shown in the finished photo.


Altered Pages:  Graveyard Black card stockKaisercraft Botanical Odyssey paper pad; Kaisercraft Check-In paper pad; Muse Gothic rubber stamps; Glitz Raven Giant Rhinestones; Bazzill Chip Tags; white gessoBlack StazOn ink pad; Black Bling
IMAGINATION Crafts/Tsukineko: Gothic Purple StazOn midi ink pad; 
Other:  lavender distress ink, dies, clear stamp

So glad you stopped by today, and remember to leave a comment for a chance at the awesome prize from Altered Pages and Art Anthology at the end of the month.  



  1. Love your card, and wonderful mini rosette with little owl. Great stage by stage info!

  2. Spooky yet cute card! As always great job Barbara!

  3. Very cute, Barbara! Great card to send to a kid. Spooky but not over-the-top. :-)

  4. Such a cool card! Love the skulls stamp! Thanks for such a great tut, so much I learned from it. Great techniques, thanks so much!~kim

  5. Fantastic tutorial. Your Raven Rosette is amazing.

  6. Love the owl on the rosette! So cute. I have never thought to emboss and then paint, will definitely be trying that technique! Great card!

  7. That is a cool stamp! Love the rosette too - the colours and the owl! Great card!

  8. This is such a great card! Love that stack of skulls stamp and I always enjoy seeing your process.

  9. That's one wicked cool card, so elegant and still creepy!

  10. Great card. Love the colors and textures.

  11. I love the skull stamp in the middle of that wonderfully cut out tag. Works well together

  12. Fab card, love the rosette with the owl. great color combo and skull images.

  13. FAbulous! Love the stamps and the tag with the rosette is just wonderful. xxD

  14. wonderful card! Love the striped paper rosette, the stripes make it look like each petal is a separate piece of paper.

  15. Love that you have all the add-ons, very cute stuff!

  16. Such a cute card! I love the rosette and your little hang tag.

  17. very creepy cool! love that stamp too!

  18. Rolling on great with those Halloween cards! I love the OWL of course and how you colored each fold on your mini rosette! Adds that little bit of extra!