Time to share another Gecko Galz DT sample which once again is inspired by Halloween.
As with a previous sample I selected a digi stamp from the Spellbound Digi Stamp set and incorporated real stamps. With this being a Gecko Galz DT post I will of course share the supply list and instructions.I had in mind a card which wasn’t heavy with embellishments but would have the appearance of texture and dimension. Using mica tiles is a wonderful way to add depth and dimension when laid over an image. More dimension around the image in the way I laid down the stamped Gothic border, it is raised away from the digi image.
The lovely mottled effect from the walnut ink crystals is well suited to this theme and style where I wanted an aged effect.
Well didn’t I have the messiest of accidents when staining the papers. I store the walnut ink crystals in a very large jar and yes, I am sure you guessed what happened next, I knocked the jar with the contents spilling here, there and everywhere. Usually sense prevails and I stain papers in the kitchen and not in my wee craft space but for some reason I left common sense in another part of the house this particular day!More texture in the form of the dyed gauze along with more stamping. I find this font to be so appealing. If it were possible that someone did not realise this is a Halloween card (!) I decided to stamp Happy Halloween directly onto the card which balances out Nevermore at the bottom edge, I really wanted to use that stamp.Supplies:- Spellbound Digi Stamp, Oxford Impressions Haunted and Masquerade, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Versafine Black Extras:- cardstock, walnut ink crystals, dyed gauze, mica tiles
Instructions:- Print digi stamp onto cardstock prepared with walnut ink crystals. Age edges and adhere mica tiles. Adhere another panel of prepared cardstock to cardbase. Onto scrap pieces of prepared cardstock stamp date and Gothic border. Layer image to cardbase with stamped date and dyed gauze. Adhere the Gothic borders. Finally stamp Happy Halloween and Nevermore directly onto the cardbase.
Many, many thanks for visiting this post and again I really do appreciate it all the more if you are someone who does not like the subject matter. The next post I share will return to something on the prettier side of life.
09 Sep 2013 28 Comments