Monday, October 15, 2012


Here's another Halloween card with a soft grey monochromatic color scheme.  Loving the creepy skull!

A Couple Details:
  • The vintage skull anatomy drawing is from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed on ordinary white office paper, then mounted on grey cardstock, distressing the edges and inking them with Black Soot Distress Ink.
  • Large dots of Orange Peel Stickles make the eye sockets glow and add the only color to the card...spectacularly spooky!
  • For a shadowy stamp on the vellum tag, I used a black Stamp & Stick Glue pad.  I stapled the tag to the card with my tiny attacher.

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Sahara Sand’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye The Spider’s Web ‘Cauldron Bubbles’
Image: The Graphics Fairy ‘Vintage Anatomy – Skull
Stamps: Basic Grey ‘Spooky’, ‘Halloween’; Cosmo Cricket ‘Haunted’
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Black Soot’, ‘Walnut Stain’; SU! classic ‘Sahara Sand’; Palette Stamp & Glue pad ‘Black’
Embellishments: Darice baker’s twine ‘Black/White’; vellum tag; Stickles ‘Orange Peel’
Tools:  3M foam tape; Tim Holtz paper distresser, tiny attacher; foam ink blender


  1. Absolutely stunning!!! Love your monochromatic approach to Halloween as it adds elegance to it!!!

    Great artwork!

    die amelie xx

  2. Wonderful card, I love the monochromatic colour. The text below the skull is wonderful used against the focal image. Love the little skull in the ircular tag too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. The monochromatic colors are so perfect with your card! The orange eye balls gives it the perfect effect too! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  4. wow its fabulous, love the skull with the yellow eyes!

  5. Wow...very cool Halloween card! Love the white background with just the black stamping and the black and white twine. Very effective! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. Wow...what a great card. You are so creative! Hopped over from The Graphics Fairy and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy

  7. Cool card.
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges.

    Liv Solveig

  8. Oh love this spooky creation, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place.
    Shell xx

  9. Love that pop of orange sparkle in the sockets of the eye. Fantastic skull card! The background adds a lovely soft swirl. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  10. Great job! Those glowing eyes really jump out at you! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  11. What for a creepy card you made, with the glowing eyes. The rigth one for a nurse or a doctor in education ;O) Thanks for playing with CUYL

  12. Oooo, so spooky! I love that skull and your monochromatic colours are just so right! Fab Halloween card! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  13. Gorgeous card, really love it's simplicity but scary features. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry x

  14. Stunning card. So lovely design. I like the colors and and love the CAS style design like Plastic card which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.


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