I really wanted to make a card to feature this wonderful Tim Holtz and Sizzix die called Witchcraft. Being a silhouette, I thought a simple ink blend background would work well, so I pulled out some Strathmore Bristol cardstock and set to work.
I used a variety of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Inks in blue tones to get a good blend coverage. I find I get great results with the Strathmore Bristol paper and it’s a little easier to blend. I had originally wanted to create a graveyard scene in the background, but much to my dismay I didn’t have any good gravestone stamps or dies – something I have remedied with a recent Simon Says Stamp order! So while I will be all set for next year, this year I had to come up with an alternate plan. So I pulled out some tree branch stamps I had on hand and tried to edge the paper with them. In retrospect, I think a spooky tree die would have been better, but it’s all a part of the process.
In addition, I used the stars die of the Witchcraft die set to cut some different size stars from silver glitter cardstock. Then, pairing those with a crescent moon chipboard piece from DCWV, I gave the night scene a little shine.
Scene cards have never really been my “go to”, but I’m trying the technique more and more lately and I’m really enjoying the results. That said, they can be a bit labour intensive – certainly not a great option for mass producing cards.
Cardstock – Strathmore Bristol, Bazzill and DCWV
Stamps – Inkadinkado Delicate Branches
Inks – Ranger Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink by Tim Holtz and Versamark
Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up
Dies – Tim Holtz Witchcraft
Chipboard – DCWV Immortal Love chipboard pieces