One of my favourite cards from this Halloween season features this great stamp from Stampendous. I saw this stamp and I just had to have it. Then when I got it I was a bit stumped as to what to do next. This card really evolved piece by piece until, just building on idea after idea, I felt it was done.
I started by stamping Mr. Steampumpkin on smooth white Bazzill cardstock and colouring him using Spectrum Noir markers. Then I fussy cut him out. As a side note, for anyone planning on doing extensive alcohol marker colouring, I highly recommend investing in some cardstock specifically designed for this medium. While these turned out well, future projects using Spectrum Noir cardstock to colour on made blending a little smoother.
My next “piece” was the cogs border edge. Originally I had cut them out of this purple scrap paper as a test to try a theory. I cut out three versions and then glued them together to see if I could create a chipboard weight. I was then going to either paint them or repeat the process in a different colour, but once I laid it on the black cardstock next to my steampumpkin, I decided to keep the purple.
Then I decided the background was too plain as just black, so I embossed an old clock face using a Crafters Workshop stencil and silver embossing powder.
The two tickets were the last piece added, to help center the whole design. It took a while, and a lot of trial and error, but I love the way he turned out.
Cardstock – Bazzill
Stamps – Stampendous and Craft Smart
Die – Memory Box
Ink – Memento, Versamark and Distress Ink
Stencil – Crafters Workshop
Embossing Powder – PSX
Spectrum Noir Markers