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Day 5 of 31: Chandelier Skulls

Greetings! It's Day 5 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have one of Stampendous' creepiest images. It's called Chandelier Skulls, and I have a feeling many of you will really dig it. My full tutorial on how this card was made is below. I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp current Monday Challenge which is "A Walk on the Dark Side."

P305: Chandelier Skulls
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B
FREG026: Aged Black Embossing Powder
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Imagine: VersaMagic: Sahara Sand and Wheat, VersaMark Ink, irRESISTables in Love Letter, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, VersaColor in Pinecone
Tombow Dual Brush Markers: 856, 837, N25, N95, 090, 990, 942, 025
Kraft Cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives: Black Foam Squares
Ranger: Ink Blending Tools

1. Stamp the image with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

2. Color the image with the Tombow markers listed below.

3. Die cut the image with the small "P" Fitted Frame.

4. Sweep Wheat VersaMagic ink across the outer edges of the stamped image.

5. Repeat with Sahara Desert VersaMagic, inking heavier as you get closer to the edges.

6. Using an Ink Blending Tool, apply Pinecone VersaColor ink to the very edges of the image.

7. Create the card base out of Kraft cardstock, cut to the size 5 1/2" x 8."

8. Apply VersaMark to 2 sides of the card base.

9. Sprinkle on Aged Black Embossing Poder and heat set.

10. Repeat steps 8 & 9 to the other two sides of the card base.

11. Spritz the card base with Love Letter irRESISTables and let dry.

12. Sponge Pinecone VersaColor ink to the card base to darken it slightly.

13. Apply the stamped layer to the card base with Black Foam Squares.

That's it for me today. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, listed below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!

Black Dragon
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Airless Chambers


Sarah said…
What an amazing stamp! Oh gosh it's beautiful, and the splatter effect around the edge is fantastic!
Denise Bryant said…
Love the chandelier sculls! Awesome and spooky!
I'm in CA!
BethW said…
I'll be buying 2 of these stamps. I love it and I have a friend who collects chandelier stamps. This is awesome. YOur card is fabulous-I really like the aged black embossing powder. I need to win the lottery. Thank you for sharing this brilliant inspiration!
Mary Holshouser said…
Shades of the Phantom of the Opera.
His didn't have skulls but he might
have added them at Halloween.
Fangtastic card.
thanks for sharing.
Spooktacular card, that chandelier is awesome!
Mary Holshouser said…
Love the framing.
There is still a little blood
in spots - have to get to those
before they dry.
thanks for sharing a fangtastic
Billie Dee said…
Great card! I love what you've done.
Susan Renshaw said…
What a fab image! Great to read the making details too.
Susan Renshaw said…
Fab image. Great card
ionabunny said…
Gorgeous embossed edge. Hugz
The Paper Layer said…
This is a very boo-ti-full! Great design and I love the skull chandelier-so cool!
Jade said…
Wow! I love your card. The aged black embossing around the sides of the card sets off the image of the Chandelier Skulls. How creepy cool.
Unknown said…

Such a beautiful image and I love the whole card!
WOW to the third power!! I was just drooling over your crow plaque and now I see this gem! I really think it's cool how you pair things in unexpected ways. What an original concept here and the embossed edges were totally unique and perfectly Halloween-y. Thanks again for sharing your inspiring work with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!
Eve said…
wow, this is scary but beautiful...
cghundley said…
Spooktacular card!
Carla from Utah
McStamper said…
That is spooky. Your artwork is fabulous.
Lyneen said…
I LOVE THIS STAMP... that is AWESOME!!! Amazing card!!!!
Benwah said…
A great card for the little older trick or greater. Super effects.

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