Monday, October 1, 2018

Boo to You! by Carol Hintermeier

Hello Ai Fans!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  My card today features the oh so adorable Halloween Magic set!


I love creating inky backgrounds and had so much fun with this one!  I began by stamping the girl with her cat onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and some masking paper.  Fussy cut the mask.   I used a ruler and pencil to lightly draw a ground line.  I rubbed an anti-static powder bag all over.  Then, using some star stamps from my stash I stamped them in Versamark and added glow-in-the-dark embossing powder.  Then I heat embossed it.  Add masks for the girl, moon, and ground.  (I used a circle die to cut a shape to mask a circle for the moon and Post-It tape for the ground.)  I then used several Distress Oxide inks to create a night sky.  The inks I used are Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, and Black Soot.  Next I spritzed water onto the background and blotted it up with a clean paper towel.  Then I spattered some diluted white acrylic paint lightly for more starry effects.   Finally, I sprayed a very fine mist of water mixed with Perfect Pearls.  Here is a photo showing the background with all of the masks in place.



When the background was finished, I colored the moon by adding some scribbles of a Zig Clean Color marker in Fog Gray and smoothing it out with a damp brush.  I put a bit of Fossilized Amber on my craft mat, and used my wet brush to add a diluted color around the edges of the moon and a bit here and there on the moon.  I used alcohol markers to color the girl, cat and ground.  (I added her shadow with a grey marker, then went over it all with the green.)

I went into a closet with just a bit of light to show you the glow-in-the-dark stars!  Isn't that fun?!  



For the inside I added a white panel using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and two of the sentiments included in the set.


I love how the background and the shimmer really make the girl and her sweet kitty stand out!


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Be sure to tag #AiStamps so we can see your creations with this adorable set!  Happy stamping!

 

Alcohol marker colors:
Copic: E00, E000, E30 YR21, R20, RV19
Spectrum Noir:  BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, GB2, GB5, GB7, YG1, YG2, Blender

6 comments:

Renee M said...

This looks like it was so fun to make--what a great card!

Jil Lebel said...

I love your entire card! Adding stockings to the little girl is such a fun idea! Your sky came out so fun.

Reneé Matarese said...

OMG!! It glows! I was in love with it before I even saw that added little bonus!

Blessed said...

WOW! JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Karen Day said...

Fabulous background, Carol!

Cheri Burry said...

Wow your background is amazing! And glow in the dark ink..... how cool!