Hello and welcome to my blog and the October OSAT Blog Hop. This month we have a Spooktacular hop for you. I have created a super fun card and a cute fun Halloween filled dimensional project for you. Here’s a look at my projects for this month’s hop.
Crystal Ball Card:
For my card this month I wanted to create a Halloween card but with a little twist. And the Snow Globes Shaker Domes and the Snow Globe Dies allowed me to do just that. I wanted to create a crystal ball on my card and with both those items (by the way they are not just for Christmas) allowed me to create the perfect card that fit the bill. I started out my card by cutting the snow globe shape from my card front. Which was a piece of the Monster Bash designer series paper on a piece of Mango Melody cardstock. Once I had it cut out I wanted to add a little darkness around the edges. So I masked off my mat on my card front and used a sponge and sponged on so Tuxedo Black ink. I did this just around the edge of the card so it looked like it was sitting back.
Once that was completed and I had the Snow Globe Shaker Dome in place I added my sequins and another piece of the Monster Bash Designer Series paper over that to enclose the shaker. For my sequins I used a mix of sequins from past Paper Pumpkin Kits, and some other spooky colored ones I had on hand. I then cut out the base with a piece of Mango Melody Cardstock, which I added my sentiment to using Versamark ink and some Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then used a couple sponge daubers and added some Mango Melody ink and Tuxedo Black ink around the edge of my die cut shape. This allowed for more of a vintage look to the crystal ball base. I then added that to my card front with liquid glue. I looked at the card and thought it was cute but it needed something else.
That’s when I had the idea to make a wood shelf or table top for the crystal ball to be sitting on. So, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to 4 x 1 15/16 and colored it with my Stampin’ Blends to create the wood look. For the coloring I used Soft Suede (combo pack) Crumb Cake (combo Pack), Bronze, and the light Basic Black. I keep layering the colors until I got the look I wanted. I then used the sponge again and darkened the back and sides. I then used the snow globe dies one more time and cut out the opening to fit the base. I then added that to my card front and added the it to my Smoky Slate card base.
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