This card all started with the die cut image I purchased in the Silhouette design store of the scarecrow. It’s just such a great image that could be used on a fun, happy fall card or given another level of spookiness cut out as a silhouette in black. I knew I wanted to spooky version, so I cut him out using my Silhouette Cameo on some black Bazzill cardstock.
I decided to do another ink blend in the background, but this time I wanted to try a mix of some traditional Halloween colours I had seen a few other designers use on some Halloween cards, so I pulled out my Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress inks/distress oxides and created an ink blend that started in the upper left corner and moved down to the bottom right.
For a little extra visual interest I did a very light script background stamp over my ink blend, making sure to use a light touch so the impression had gaps and imperfections.
I needed something to ground and frame my spooky scarecrow, so I used the Grass die from Sizzix and a Stitched Rectangle frame from Simon Says Stamp to create an inlay. I also cut the tree branch out from a Silhouette design store image. Realizing I needed something a little more, I added an additional stitched rectangle frame around the outer edge to make a double border.
To finish it off, I cut a small sentiment from the Recollections Haunted paper pack and two little bats I cut out from one of the other papers in the pack. I popped the sentiment up on some foam tape and placed the little bats in the background.
I just love how this guy turned out! Super spooky.
Cardstock – Bazzill and Strathmore Bristol
Inks – Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Distress Oxides and Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Vintage Life
Dies – Silhouette Design Store, Sizzix Grass Die and Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Paper – Recollections Haunted