Sunday, October 19, 2014

Eerily Batty

I LOVE Halloween!  Tomorrow I start my Halloween card countdown for the Michael Strong Yahoo Group.  Today will be a preview of the horrors to come!

First I stamped on the tree from the Spooky Silhouettes stamp set.

 Then I used the leftover paper from a Tim Holtz movers and shapers bat and used some embossing paste and added in a few bats.
 When the embossing paste was dry I sprayed on some home made mahogany Bister spray right in the middle of the tree.  It was pretty watered down so it came out kinda pink.  Then I sprayed on some Dylusions Crushed Grape aound the edges.
 The bats didn't stand out enough so I painted them with black distress paint.
When it was dry I added some crackle accents which made the pink come out even more. 
 I added a ribbon dyed using the Seam Binding Ribbon Dying technique from the Oct/Nov 2014 issue of Technique Junkies and added a pink and purple paper border. 

Stamps:  Michael Strong (Spooky Silhouettes)


  1. Thanks for all the details you shared about how you made this card. Very interesting how the watered down bister came out pink! Love the colors you chose for that card!! Love the layout's just perfect! hugs, Laura

  2. I love this card!
    And I always appreciate it when bloggers tell 'how they did it'. :-)


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