Sharing another card using Tim Holtz's awesome "Mini Halloween" stamp set. This is number two of a four card series that I started while on my "craftcation" in August. Remember the Skeleton Card from a few weeks back? That was the first. All four cards feature the same stamp set and pattern papers.
I started with a raw chipboard slide frame that I colored using Rusty Hinge Distress Stain. I wanted a distressed look, so I was not concerned with making sure that the color was even. I then brushed on a layer of "Rock Candy" Distress Crackle Paint.
The "Mini Halloween" stamp set images were stamped on white vellum. I stamped them with StazOn Jet Black ink so that I wouldn't have to wait long for the ink to dry or worry about smearing.
I wanted a very linear design to accentuate the slide frame, so in addition to the scalloped pattern paper, I also added a row of "Walnut Stain" Distress Stickle dots and a skeleton paper/ribbon combo strip. The ribbon is woven through holes punched using my 7 Gypsies border punch kit.
The button was not quite the right color, so I modified it with Gold and Copper Alcohol Ink Mixatives.
I really had a lot of fun creating this series. With each card, I got a new idea for the next card! Stay tuned for the next two!