Halloween Gothic Night

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share today’s card with you … it is my second card creation from the “Magic in this Night” suite. Along with all the hauntingly stunning images from this suite, I will be sharing a neat technique with you.

Yesterday I used basic Halloween colors so today I focused on the color pallet in the suite, and I fell in love! My card base and designer paper pattern are the Pretty Peacock … the richness of this color and the delicate images in the stamp set turned this into a WOW card ….

I chose the Pretty Peacock design that reminded me of wallpaper in a grand Queen Anne home from days gone by. I wanted to add the feeling of “Magic in this Night” so I matted the designer paper with the Black Glitter paper… before mounting it, I cut out the mat for my greeting border from the center (perfect paper saving technique).

I stamped the border and wanted to add color to it but also wanted that “shimmer” so I used this simple by over looked technique: I began by tapping my ink pad onto a clear block … then get the Wink of Stella pen. I used my Wink of Stella as a paint brush and picked up the ink from the block and painted my flowers. I love this technique of coloring my flowers, you can add more ink to darken where wanted.

I also colored in my bat with the ink and Wink of Stella… this technique just adds to the magic of this card. The leaves were colored with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Duo.

The sentiment was stamped with Pretty Peacock into the border and then die cut. Once cut, I secured it onto the black glitter paper using the Tombo glue … it works best on glitter paper.

This assembly was popped up to create some dimension, and then the bat was also popped up! I could not resist adding the Iridescent Pearls and I’m glad I did because it really balanced and completed the card (and they are pretty!).

Are you a Halloween fan? And what do you prefer … the fun, the scary, or an elegant look of Halloween?

I thank you for stopping by today to check out my creation. Enjoy your day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

2 thoughts on “Halloween Gothic Night

    • Thank you Bernice 🙂 The color pallet and stamps are elegant… just think if that border stamp didn’t have spider webs on it!! We could use it for anything. Thanks for your comments.

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