For today’s project I wanted to see if I could create a spooky scene using the new dies from Whimsy Stamps. I’m not sure I’m ready for Halloween to come but the challenge was interesting and stretched my imagination a little more. Read below for details on how I created this card using these key products:
Chills Word Dies Boo Dies
I had seen inspiration where someone had used vellum paper to mute the background of their scene so it would stand out from the character. I thought that was a neat idea and went back to find the details but sadly couldn’t find the link. (So if that was you, please let me know because it was a brilliant idea!) So I tried that on my scene here. I wish I had thinner vellum paper to work with but the end result worked out for this card. I need to figure out how to adhere vellum paper differently because the glue kind of shows through – any suggestions out there?
The background was created with Distressed Ink and blending brushes to create the clouds, ground and to color the die cuts. The die cuts are actually left over trees from an unknown trees die set. The ones with two branches, I colored in grays and made them look like power lines by connecting them with drooping lines. The others were colored in browns for bare tree in the autumn. After that was created, I covered it with a layer of vellum paper before adding the sentiment and ghosts in the foreground.
Common Supplies Whimsy Stamps: Chills Word Dies Boo Dies Copic Markers: C1, 3, 5, 7 (Note: no Copic markers were harmed in the creation of this project.)