Whimsy Stamps ~ Boo Crew

Hey crafty friends, I'm back with my next Halloween creation today. I wanted to work with fabulous embossing folders I got from Whimsy Stamps, one is flying bats and the other a spider web, both very cool! I'll share my creation with the spider web soon, but today, I want to show you these cool bats!

I watercoloured the background with a Karin marker and then ran it through my Bats Galore embossing folder from Whimsy Stamps. I ran it through sideways as it's a slimline and I wanted the bats at the top of the panel. After I embossed the bats, it looked fabulous, but I wanted the bats to really stand out. So I ran a foam embossing tool over the bats with some Distress Oxide in Black Soot. This worked well, but it looked good, not great, I wanted to deepen the colour still more, but not get the surrounds inked. So I pulled out my Black Alcohol Marker (Promarker in this case) and coloured each little bat black. Satisfied finally that they stood out well, I worked on the rest of my design. 

I diecut the black graveyard scene from the Howling Night Die Set, then ran that through my diecutting machine with my Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set from Whimsy. I ran the watercoloured panel through with this same die. I decided that black graveyard would look fun if the bats looked to be rising up from there, so I used the Bats Galore Embossing Folder to emboss that panel. It's subtle, but up close is a fun extra detail. 

The Boo Crew here are fabulous ghosties from the Boo Die Set by Whimsy Stamps. The ghosts are so cool, several different poses and sizes, so they work together to make some easy and really fun Halloween scene. I diecut them from vellum for that see-through haunting vibe. The bats show through in the background here and there, which adds to the fun see-through look. The Boo sentiment, I cut from iridescent silver cardstock, so it catches the light and a rainbow of colours shift across it as it moves in the light, so fun! 

I mounted the watercoloured panel onto a top folding notecard that I created from a heavyweight gunmetal black cardstock and that was the card done. A fun creation made mostly from diecuts, which is fun, easy and so nice for a change from colouring. I hope you enjoyed seeing this Halloween creation. I'll be back in a few days with another one. But between now and then, we will have another mini release at Whimsy Stamps with more fabulous die and stamps sets, so be sure to check that out. You can click through on the link below once it's live on the 10th September. 

Thanks for stopping in to visit today, I appreciate it so much that friends still stop by my blog. I will be back very soon with another crafty adventure, but in the meantime, I'm on a crafty high right now, having just found out I won the randomly drawn prize at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, with my recent mermaid card. I'll have to browse the Stamptember line up once I've stopped dancing my lil' happy jig. It's just the 'happy note' I needed to finish this busy and tiring week on. So nice when good things happen! I've been quite spoilt this last year with happy crafty adventures, so I think it's about time I shared the love and organise a random act of kindness for one of my commenters. So watch this space, I'll get my act together soon and share details. Have a beautiful week friends xoxo

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Sarah said…
A fabulous card Wends. You always blow me away with your designs xx

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