Yes, it’s already the second week of October! Eek! I have yet to make any Halloween cards, so I thought I better get going.
To make this quick Boo to You card, I finally broke into my Tim Holtz Alterations Gothic Boo Die that I had picked up on clearance at Tuesday Morning a couple of years ago. I was so excited about this great deal when I got it, but this was the first time I’ve used it! I die cut both the Boo and the 31 from a piece of black (with tiny red and black embedded sparkles) DCWV Glitter Cardstock Classics. This glittery card stock has a clear coating so no glitter rubs off and it also provides a great high finish shine to the die cut pieces. To give a cohesive look, I also cut a piece of this glitter cardstock to be the card front mat of the background patterned paper.
I used an old Halloween paper scrap from another oldie but goodie (from 2013): American Crafts Night Fall 12 x 12 paper stack for the background. I had just enough to fit the card front and adjust the positioning so that one of the spiders could look like it was hanging from the top of the B. 🙂
Lastly, for the focal image, I doodled a simple sugar skull costume onto the adorable little Chihuahua from the My Favorite Things Lucky Dog stamp set. Using a Copic multi-liner pen in 0.03 pt ensured that there would be no bleeding when I chose to brightly color up this cutie with the following Copic colors:
For the inside of the card, I used another polka dot glittered paper scrap from the Night Fall stack and then a piece of white cardstock die cut with a MFT Cross-Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics die as the liner paper. For a little accent, I took a scrap from the card front background paper and fussy cut a bit of a web and spider. I also added three black bats that I die cut from black card stock using the Diemond Dies Bats Die Set. I am trying to make a concerted effort to decorate the insides of my cards, and I really like how this one came out cute but spooky. LOL
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Add A Bat Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Stamptember Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Make Your Own Background Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Masculine Card Challenge
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Close to Nature Challenge
Card Mania Color Challenge