Happy Halloweenie Card

Here are the photos and instructions for making the Happy Halloweenie card. Enjoy!


Happy Halloweenie/Boo Poem stamp set (Stepping Stones Design)
Black Soot ink (Ranger Industries) (or black ink that is water resistant or set with embossing powder)
Watercolor pencils - tan, yellow, red, brown
Waterbrush or paint brush and water
Glossy Accents (Ranger Industries)
Cardstock - white, black, orange
Ribbon - black with white polka dots

Card size - 4 1/2 x 5 1/2

1. Stamp image with black ink on white cardstock.

2. Line edges of image with watercolor pencils.

Close up of colored image.

3. Use brush to create watercolor effect; paint along pencil line pulling color towards center or image to create a blended look. Let dry.

Start with light colors moving to darker colors. Clean brush in between colors.
Even though this image is blurry, you can see how to pull the color to the center with the waterbrush
Notice how the bottom image is smudged looking? That's because I applied too much water and the ink I stamped the image with smeared. So either heat emboss your ink, use one that is water resistant, or don't apply too much water.

4. Apply Glossy Accents to hotdog bun, mustard, and dog's tongue. Note: when applying Glossy Accents, start by outlining design and then fill in the middle. If bubbles appear, lightly blow or use a toothpick to pop them. Let dry (depending on how much you apply, it can take several minutes to a half hour to dry).
Apply Glossy Accents by outlining and then filling in area.
The shiny spots are where the Glossy Accents were applied.

5. Cut out stamped image.
Don't worry about cutting it right on the line, just cut around the image.

6. Make card base from white cardstock. Cut 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece from black cardstock for card front; adhere.

7. Cut 4" x 5 1/4" piece from orange cardstock.

8. Cut 2 1/2" x 4" piece from black cardstock; adhere to center of orange cardstock.

9. Tie ribbon in knot around orange cardstock; apply adhesive behind knot to help it stay in place.

10. Adhere orange cardstock to center of card front.

11. Adhere stamped image with foam square to card front.

12. Stamp "Happy Halloweenie" using black ink on inside of card.

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