Friday, October 2, 2015

Watercolored Halloween Card

I have two inspirations when I made this card. My first inspiration is Kristina's Watercolor Halloween Card which you can  view at the following link, I was inspired by how she watercolored the elements in her card. 

My second inspiration is this week's Target ad which featured their decorative pumpkins. 


It is Paper Smooches Designers Draft Challenge this week. 

I first stamped the pumpkins from the Spookalicios set onto a watercolor card. I created a Post-it mask so I can stamp the pumpkin side by side. I applied a mask using Molotow masking pen to the edges of the pumpkin since I will be watercoloring the background. I am using the Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi for this card. 

I removed the Molotow mask. I watercolored the pumpkins based on the inspirations given to me by the Target pumpkins. I used the dot from the Sassy Script set. I tried watercoloring a circle but I end up with some other shape. I splattered some white watercolor onto the background sky. 

For the vampire, I stamped this on another watercolor paper. I watercolored it. I mixed the white earl and black from the Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi set to paint the coat. For the color, I mixed the white pearl and the dark purple. I fuzzy cut this and ran a black marker on the edge.

For the sentiment, I cut a vellum speech bubble using Cricut Artiste cartridge. I stamped the sentiments from Spookalicious and Chit Chat sets using Versafine ink. I embossed this with clear powder. 

The vampire was adhere using foam tape. I applied dots of liquid glue behind the stamped sentiment to adhere the vellum to the background. I adhered bat sequins for additional embellishment. I bought these from Michaels.

To finish off the card. I adhered this panel to an Authentique Halloween patterned paper, then to a white note card.

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Ahhhh...fantastic Halloween card. Love the mix/match of patterns on the pumpkins. Thanks so much for playing along with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

  2. I saw your card featured on the Paper Smooches FB page [] as one of our "FB Featured Players" from the September Designer Drafts challenge--- congrats! 

    I love how you were inspired by the pumpkins--- and you created several similar images on your card! FUN!

    THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at PSS! Hope you play along again soon:) HUGS <3 Sav 

    1. Thanks for letting me know. I don't have FB. I will try to join with the Sparks fun before it comes to an end.