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


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!

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Karen Day said...

Fabulous background, Carol!

Cheri Burry said...

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