Even though I didn't use all of the dies that come with the Spooky Forest Backdrop
set on this card, I do plan on using them soon for some fun Halloween cards! I love the little ghost, and the two different tombstones. I'll probably go with black for the Backdrop Trees for Halloween. You really get a lot of fexibility with this set. It could really be used with any season, and will work with many of the Lawn Fawn sets.
I started by ink blending a background. I wanted to go with a twilight kind of background - not too dark, and definitely not too spooky. I started with Distress Oxide Black Soot
, Chipped Sapphire
, and Stormy Sky
. As I got to the bottom of the panel, I thought I wanted to add something lighter, like a yellow, so I tried blending in some Scattered Straw
. Maybe if I had been paying a little more attention and had used the Scattered Straw Oxide, I might have liked it better, as it would have covered better. I liked the yellow at first, but after it dried, I decided to cover up that part with some green cardstock. I wanted it to be a little less black at the top, so I blended in some Distress Dusty Concord
. I used the Distress Ink here, so it would just add a touch of translucent purple, not to cover up the Black Soot too much. Like I said - a little more twilight, a little less spooky!
Next I got my critters together. I stamped the wolves with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb. cardstock, and then colored with Copic markers
(see below). I'm still working on learning coloring skills! Lucky for me, the owl was a three piece die, so no Copic coloring involved! For the owl's beak, I cut out a little yellow diamond from a piece of cardstock that I colored with Scattered Straw
to use for the moon. It's so tiny, but I wanted it to match the moon.
To add a few stars to the sky, I spattered Dina Wakley Media Gloss spray
onto my background. I put a few sprays onto my craft mat, picked some up with a paint brush, and added it that way. I like to use this acrylic spray because it stays more opaque than a waterbased ink spray. For the sentiment, I chose one from the Wolf Before 'N Afters
stamp set. I used VersaMark
to stamp the image onto a piece of scrap black paper, and then applied Lawn Fawn white embossing powder,
and heat set.
I also wanted to add the "aroooo" next to my wolf. I laid out the card with all of the pieces, just so I could see where to put the howling, then removed the pieces, and stamped and embossed onto the background.
I added some shading to the trees with a Ranger Blending Tool
and a Distress Hickory Smoke
ink pad. I used Bundled Sage
to add a bit of shading to the grass. I had decided I didn't really like the Scattered Straw ink on the bottom of my background panel, so instead (and to cover that part up) I use a piece of green cardstock for a grassy area to ground my critters on.
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