Monday, September 26, 2016

Distress Ink Halloween

I'm really early with a Halloween card this year. I am determined to get better blending distress inks so I decided to ink up a night sky for our grandson's Halloween card. Here it is:

The tree  is heat embossed in black and so is the bird. I created the sky with distress inks. They blended pretty smoothly. The background is a bit darker in real life. I splashed the background with water to create an erie look. I cut the panel down and matted it. I didn't think it needed a sentiment - it looks like Halloween, don't you think?

Card stock:  Recollections
Inks:  Versamark
Stamps:  Close to My Heart (retired) and Michael's
Embossing Powder:   Stampendous Detail Black
DP:  BoBunny Fright Delight Collection ( blog candy I won a couple of years ago on Virginia Lu's blog)

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Powder Power
Craft Your Passion #331 - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges #48 - Embossing
Brown Sugar Challenge #217 - Anything Goes

I have to make a Halloween card for a grandniece also. She may just get the same card-LOL!!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Looks great
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

  2. Very cool background - love the variations in color of the the blue. Thanks so much for sharing at the Craft Your Passion, Elizabeth

  3. Your blending looks great to me, Sheila! The water spots really are effective at making the card look even more eerie!! Gosh, Halloween already!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Cool, nice and simple scene, and the embossing really adds to it! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Maura

  5. I'd say you've done an excellent blending job, and looks like you have got good 'water droplets' technique too. I can't get that done well! Love the dark silhouette spooky tree on the night sky, and it looks so nice with the orange base. Good for you on early Halloween cards. I haven't done the 1st one! Always love seeing that fab header when I get time to hop over! TFS & Hugs

  6. Gorgeous Project perfect for the challenge thank you for taking part DT


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