Friday 27 September 2019

Trick or Treat

I don't tend to make Halloween cards, but when I saw this great TH set on for a steal at Michaels, I just had to own it.  I love the spider web and the set has some really cute images in it.

So onto my background.
As most of you already know, I love playing around creating bkgs.  I was using some shaving cream and re-inkers for another project and had some leftover on the plate I was using.  I didn't want it to go to waste, so I pressed a piece of cardstock into the inked shaving cream and put the dry piece away in my stash.  I like to have backgrounds ready and waiting for quick card making.
How to do this technique.....spread some shaving cream onto a paper plate (that makes for easy clean-up).  Drop some re-inkers onto the shaving cream and swirl it around.  I used a little spatula but you could use the end of a paint brush or a popsicle stick.  Gently press the paper into the shaving cream, set aside to dry.  Scrape off the excess with an old credit card to reveal a beautiful bkg.

I placed the inked bkg into my Misti and stamped the images and the sentiment. 
To give it an even more eerie look, I rubbed the edges with some Black Soot DOX ink and splattered with some black acrylic paint.
I mounted it onto a piece of white, then black, then onto a heavy white cardbase.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Halloween Cutouts (TH)
Inks- Versafine Clair Nocturne; Black Soot DI (TH); Carved Pumpkin, Dried Marigolds Distress Re-inker (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black acrylic paint; shaving cream; 


  1. Adorable Halloween card, hugs, Lori m

  2. WOW, amazing background and great Halloween card.

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Little Red Wagon and i hope to see you back again soon.


  3. Wonderful card Karen, amazing colours and design, love that spider's web, Kate x x

  4. Brilliant halloween card Karen, love the background. That shaving cream technique sounds like a lot of fun! Love the marbley look, Cathy x

  5. A great coloured background to use with this spider and web and love the large sentiment Karen. Thanks for explaining the technique too. x

  6. Wow Karen, I love those background colours. perfect for your web and spider :)

  7. Really wonderful background with the saturated color. Very cool with the halloween images. I love the big chunky sentiment.

  8. A scary spider and a richly colored background! Perfect for Halloween! Eek!

  9. Thanks for the inspiration Karen...I too don't make Halloween cards but do have a spider's web stencil.....The technique looks wonderful on your great background and what a fabulous card x. No wonder you couldn't resist the stamp set on offer x.

  10. What a great Halloween card! Love the background technique. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.


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