Thursday, October 27, 2016

Falling into Celebration on the Emerald Creek Dares Blog

We're Falling into Celebration on the Emerald Creek Dares blog as we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, Diwali and Halloween. To end our "Falling into Celebration" month challenge, the design team has created some fabulous projects using a Halloween theme. Halloween is only 4 days away so for my project I decided that I would create a fun Halloween card featuring some of the fabulous Halloween stamps and a variety of embossing powder. Let's get started so that I can share with you how to create your own Halloween card.

To start, you'll need to cut a piece of Black Core'dinations paper to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4". With the core'dinations cut, place the paper in the Batground embossing folder and run through your die cutting machine. Once the core'dinations is embossed, apply embossing ink over the entire surface. With the ink on the embossed surface, cover the entire surface with Onyx Frost Embossing Powder. Tap off excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

While your die cutting machine is still out, cut a Stitched Oval from Sizzix out of 100lb white cardstock. Once the oval is cut out, cut away the stitched part of the oval. With the stitched part gone, blend Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot Distress Ink on the oval. Once your happy with the coloured oval, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Ghoultide Greetings stamp and stamp in the middle of the oval. Dry the sentiment and oval with a heat tool. 
Run Distress Embossing Ink around the edge of the stitched oval. Once the edges are inked, sprinkle Tangerine Sparkle Orange Embossing Powder around the edges. Tap off excess and emboss with a heat tool. Once the edges have been embossed, ink the edges of the oval with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Next apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Jackie Lantern stamp and stamp onto a piece of 100lb White cardstock. Take your heat tool and dry the stamped pumpkin image. Once the image has dried, colour the pumpkin with a Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker. Once the pumpkin is coloured, fussy cut the pumpkin out. With a blending tool, ink the edges of the pumpkins with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Batrick stamp and stamp onto a piece of 100lb white cardstock. Continue apply jet black archival ink to the batrick stamp until you have a total of three batrick bat's stamped. Take your heat tool and dry the bats. Once the bats have dried, colour the bats with a Black Soot Distress Marker. After the bats have been coloured, fussy cut the bats out. With a blending tool, ink the edges of the bats with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Using a scrap piece of black core'diantions paper, apply distress embossing ink to the cobweb pf the Webster stamp and stamp onto the scrap piece of black core'dinations. Reapply the distress ink to the cobweb and stamp onto the black core'dinations cardstock. Sprinkle Fine Clear Gloss Embossing Powder over the cobwebs and tap off the excess. Emboss the cobwebs with your heat tool.  Fussy cut the cobwebs out.

Apply Jet Black Archival ink to the spider of the Webster stamp and stamp onto a piece of 100lb white cardstock. Continue to reapply the jet black archival ink to the spider and stamp onto the same piece of white cardstock. Dry the spiders with a heat tool and colour them using a Black Soot Distress Marker. Once the spiders are dry, fussy cut each spider out. To finish the spider, with a blending tool ink the edges of the spiders using Black Soot Distress Ink.

Before apply Alcohol ink to the Bat charm, cut off the eyelet. Apply Pitch Black Alcohol ink to the Steampunk Bat and Bat, set the bats aside. 

Cut off the eyelets on two of the pumpkin charms. Apply Valencia Alcohol ink to the pumpkins and set them aside.

Start adhering the elements to the card front. In the bottom right hand corner of the oval, I layered in the embossed cobwebs, two pumpkin charms, the bat charm, the steampunk bat charms and the Jackie lantern pumpkin. To finish the oval, add the spiders crawling up to the greeting.

To finish the top left hand corner of the card, foam square three bats in the corner. Once the bats have been added, add Glossy Accents to the Ghoultide Greetings sentiment and the pumpkin. Lay the card down to allow the Glossy Accents on the pumpkin and sentiment to dry.

Products Used From Emerald Creek:

- Pumpkin Charms

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Embossing Ink, Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade. Distress Markers - Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade. Alcohol Ink - Pitch Black and Valencia
- Ranger Ink: Glossy Accents and Jet Black Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz for Sizzix: Stitched Ovals Thinlits and Batground Embossing Folder
- Tim Holtz for Core'dinations: Black and Orange
- Bo Bunny: Licorice Double Dot
- Tim Holtz for Idea-ology: Jute String - Halloween
- Misc: Heat Tool

Make sure that you go and check out the rest of the Emerald Creek Dares Design Team taking part in this challenge as they have all created fantastic pieces for this week's challenge:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Halloween Card. Don't forget you only have 4 days left to enter your project into our Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for your chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate for the Emerald Creek Store!

- Katelyn


  1. Love!!! One of my fave Halloween cards ever! I just love the bat background! The spiderwebs are such a great embellishment!

  2. Katelyn, this Halloween card has so many fabulous details to it--love them all, especially that batground and those charms...AND the bats and the jack-o-lantern! Just love the entire design! Hugs!

  3. Wow - great job with fussy cutting Batrick, Katelyn!
    And I love the clear design of your gorgeusly spooky card! The loads of black make the orange pop! And the textured background is my favourite ;)

    Claudia x

  4. Wonderful Halloween card Katelyn, love the embossed Batground and the fabulous layered stamps and embellishments are spooktacular! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  5. Fabulous Halloween all the goulish details!