Halloween 2017 Card Making Series - Splashy background with Distress Oxides feat Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween

Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card and a video in my Halloween 2017 card making series, this time featuring the Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween stamp set - sooo stinkin' cute!
For my card I stamped three of the images in the set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I then fussy cut them using my Cutterbee scissors.
I wanted to create a fun and playful card to go with the feel of these images, and I thought that the straw splashes technique I had featured in one of my previous cards would be just perfect! To change things up a bit, instead of Distress Inks I used my Oxides. I used Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Spiced Marmalade to create splashes on a piece of Canson XL watercolor cardstock that I had cut using a die by Avery Elle. I first smooshed the ink pads on my craft mat and diluted the ink with water. I then transferred the ink to my card base with some acetate, and used a straw to create the splashes.
I cut a strip of vellum and adhered it to the front of my card: this helps the three little kids, that I adhered onto the vellum strip, not to get lost in the busy background. I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, adhered the front panel to my A2 black card base with some fun foam, and added a few black Nuvo drops to finish off the card.
And I have to say I really like the result! This technique is really quick and fun, and because of the oxidation properties of the Distress Oxides, you can achieve a really nice texture within your splashes!

If you want to see the card making process and are interested in this technique, you can watch the video on my YouTube channel
And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!

And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and enjoyed the video! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciao!

List of supplies 
Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween 
Neenah Solar White cardstock 
Canson XL watercolor cardstock 
Core'dinations Smooth Black cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Uniball Signo white gel pen
EK success Cutterbee scissors
Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade
Tombow Mono Multi glue
White fun foam
Double sided adhesive 
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black


Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

This is such an adorable Halloween card !! Your coloring job is awesome.

Chriss America Real said...

This Halloween card is just adorable! Thank you so much for the tutorial .