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Crowned Skull

Halloween Greetings to you! I have a project for the Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween to share with you today. I used the new Crowned Skull stamp for this card.

I started off with a background that I had made some time ago with Distress Oxides. I like to make a bunch of backgrounds at once, so that I have plenty to choose from when I need it. This particular background uses Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, and I think a little Antique Linen. I put lots of water droplets on it when I made it to show the oxidation.

For my stamp, I used VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, and it stamped the image out beautifully. I wanted some of the details of the stamp to show up more, so I colored in the roses, the leaves, the crown, and parts of the skull using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also added a few highlights of white with a Posca Pen.

Before adding my stamped layer to my Kraft card base, I decided I needed a little texture. I applied VersaMark ink to 2 edges at a time, then sprinkled on Aged Spice Embossing Powder, and heat set it from the bottom. Then I repeated it on the other 2 sides. This was exactly what the card needed.

This card came together very quickly because I already had my background made, and I did minimal coloring. I think the effect of the Distress Oxide Inks behind the stamped image is great, and it fits right in to the 31 Days of Halloween. Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog for more Halloween projects. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Carolina Kathy said…
Love your Oxide inks making such a great back drop for the skeleton! Great scary card!
Jeanne Beam said…
Thanks for sharing your Halloween card. Love the colors...
Deborah said…
Wow this card is fabulous! It's as if your bg was just waiting to be stamped with this awesome stamp. Your attention to detail is spot on great job all around tfs.
TrainWithMeghan said…
EEK! What a creepy image but BEAUTIFUL COLORING!!!
Becca Yahrling said…
I L*O*V*E this wonderful, yet creepy, image. I love the roses and the script with the skull. And I love the pretty colors you used.
sharon g said…
Creepy, but not too creepy. I really like your flower colors. NICE job.
Mary Holshouser said…
Love the background colors.
Has a vintage look to it.
Fangtastic.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Denise Bryant said…
Awesome Crowned Skull design! Love your spooky card!
Fe Orot Mejia said…
Kind of spooky but cute spooky.
cghundley said…
Fabulous coloring on
your card. Love the
purple.
Carla from Utah
BethW said…
Said WOW! out loud twice over your fantastic creation. Absolutely amazing.
Laurie B. said…
Wonderful card: nice colors and skillful coloring

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