Halloween is my all time favorite holiday! So I was beyond excited to get a chance to play with some of the brand new Halloween stamps just released from Inkadinkado! This release has some fantastic cool, creepy and retro images perfect for Halloween cards, invites, party decor and more!
For my first project I made an ATC Artist Trading Card using the Trick or Treat Witch. I stamped the image twice on white cardstock, once in black and once in red. I cut the words and apple out of the red and layered them onto the black image. I colored my witch green and added some Glossy Accents to the apple to make it shiny. I then cut out around the border and layered in onto a black cardstock base. Isn’t she cool?
Big surprise I am also a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe so I flipped when I saw this Raven stamp! I made a creepy Poe inspired collage on with it. I stamped the image on a page torn from a vintage book and adhered that to a painted canvas board. At the bottom I layered black mesh ribbon, distressed crepe paper, and a metal plate that says “nevermore”. I also added some metal embellishments, a hand holding a heart, pen nib and binder clip. I love the way it turned out!
For this card I used the Tarantula stamp and I wanted to make him look as realistic as possible so I used brown flocking to make him fuzzy. I first inked the image in brown ink then inked it again with a glue pad then stamped, that way I got a brown image that was also sticky. Then I poured the flocking on top, patted it down then tapped off the excess. Who wants to pet him? Note: if you try this double inking technique you’ll need to wipe clean your glue ink pad immediately to reduce any color transfer and staining to the pad.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my latest projects using the new Halloween stamps from Inkadinkado, look for a few more in the coming weeks.
By Heather Holbrook