Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Hello again, Crafty Friends!!

Did you know that the "holiday" season will officially start in just a few short weeks??!

EEEEEKKK!! I am beyond excited!
Especially because the seasons officially kicks off with my all time favorite holiday... Halloween!!
 I don't just love it because of the candy either! I love it because my birthday happens to land on the day before All Hallows Eve!! And, every year we have a masquerade birthday bash on Halloween night. 

Guest dress up in costumes, eat, and take a break from the party to take the children trick-or-treating. Then we come back and eat and continue partying and the kids rummage through their haul. It has become a annual tradition! So much fun and so many memories!!

So in the spirit of all things Halloween-y I made this super sweet card, for Team Pink and Main, that is sure to give you a tooth ache!

Supplies Used
Sweet Halloween (Pink and Main)
Sweet Halloween Dies (Pink and Main)
Planning Fall (Pink and Main)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Die-namics Blueprints 29 (My Favorite Things)
Mixed Media Stack (DCWV Inc.)
White Embossed Stack (DCWV Inc.)
Solar White Cardstock (Neenah)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Momento Tuxedo Black (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Colored Pencils (Spectrum Noir) 
Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir)
White Opaque Marker (Recollections)
Chalklets (EK Success)
3D Dots (EK Success)
Glitter Gel Pen- Clear (Sakura)
PITT Artist Pen XS (Faber-Castell)

I start by stamping my images from the Sweet Halloween stamp set with Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.

 To color my images I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink based markers. Then shaded with color pencils for more depth.

For the the images above, I used the following colors:

Cupcake- HB2, HB3, GB4, and OR1;
then shaded with 081 and 017.
Caramel Apple- DR2 and CR9; then shaded with 
Candy Corn- LY3, GB4, and OR1; then shaded with 017 and 013
Candies- HB2, HB3, BP1, GT3; then shaded with 081, 053, 054, and 029
Chocolate Bar- TN4,TN9, EB3, and EB4; then shaded with 090, 094, and 103

I rubbed hot pink chalk onto for cheeks on the cupcake. Then added highlights throughout using a white opaque marker.

I also colored the wrapper of the chocolate bar with a glitter pen to give it the look of foil.

When I was happy with all my coloring I die cut my images with coordinating Sweet Halloween Dies by running it through my Big Shot.

Then, I used my MFT Blueprints 29 dies to die cut a mat from DCWV's White Embossed Stack , and a frame from holographic paper from the Mixed Media Stack.

I used my Mega Runner to attach my frame to lime green cardstock (also from the Mixed Media Stack), then hand cut around the frame with scissors and attached it to my white embossed paper cut-out. Then, mounted it on purple shiny metallic cardstock (also in the Mixed Media Stack).

To make my cut-out pop off the card I mounted all my pieces with foam adhesive. Attaching them into the windows.

Then, I made a cardbase from more Neenah White Cardstock and mounted a  4.25"x 5.5" piece of gold glitter cardstock directly on top.

I stamped the phrase "trick or treat" from the Planning Fall stamp set and cut it out by hand forming a double ended fishtail banner.

Finally, I hand doodled around the inside perimeter of each window with a PITT Artist Pen in XS. with the same pen I also added tiny little eye lashes.

I think this batty cupcake is just too stinkin' sweet!!

I hope you enjoyed today's project!!

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I'm super excited for the holidays to begin as well Mitsy! I've been making Halloween, Fall, & Christmas cards already! I don't care that it's 100 degrees outside! LOL Sounds like you guys have a wonderful tradition for Halloween, especially since your Bday is right there with it! :) Your card is awesome! LOVE the cool images and the layout... simply wonderful my friend! Have a great day! :)

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