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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Halloween (by Maria)

Hey halloween lovers!

 I have made some samples with the gorgeous new halloween stamps sets Book of Spells/Things that go Bump from Chocolate Baroque, I just love them. So I hope my samples will  give you some inspiration to make some cards as well!

All three cards are made in the same way. Spray the Dylusions inks (using the colours that you like), over your white smooth paper. Dry it with your heat tool, then you can take your spider web mask, place it on your coloured paper, take a baby wipe with a tiny bit of bleach on it,  and wipe over the top. You take the colours away, so when you take away your mask the spiderweb appears on your paper as a scary background.

On the first card my colours totally vanished, so after it was dry,  I replaced my spiderweb in its original place and with some Distress Ink, I coloured it again with soft yellow.  I was not satisfied, I wanted some more glitter on it. Again I put my mask in its place and with a baby wipe and some golden perfect pearls I went in every corner of the mask to have some shiny accents!

On the second card I took away the colours on some parts of the card with a lot of bleach at other parts with less bleach,  to have the special effect as you can see.

On the third one, I didn't use bleach, I just went with a wet baby wipe on the mask to lightly undo the colours. Please watch your paper, never rub but just dab your colours away.

The pumpkins I cut out and placed higher on the cards with 3D foam (once again)!
Have fun creating your Halloween cards, and don't forget to enjoy!



  1. A lovely set of halloween cards

  2. Gave techniek! En weer hele mooie en vooral vrolijke kaarten!

  3. Fantastically spooky! Love them all Maria. The third one makes me smile with the cheeky faces of the pumpkins. Amazing backgrounds.
    Flo xx

  4. Great spookylicious cards
    Jackie x

  5. They are all so lovely. The background on the first is so effective with its use of colour, and the second with the bleached out areas gives an eerie effect, and the third using a baby wipe also gives a misty effect. I just adore the pumpkins too. x

  6. Einfach toll, diese bunten Farben und Motive.
    Wunderschön und witzig :-)

  7. Great post to read, thank you for sharing the technique. Lovely bright colours again. For a moment I thought the spiders looked great, before I went "huh what? Spiders look good?" I'm quite afraid of spiders. These are ok though. For a moment I thought the first web was embossed or made with the glue resist technique, super effect. :)
    Debbie / Daqa


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