Hi friends! Happy Sunday! I’m delighted to welcome back special guest Cheiron Brandon with this super fun trio of cards for Halloween to surely delight any recipient! Read on to learn more and enjoy!
Hello crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here and I am thrilled to be back with another project this month using Tim Holtz products. Today I have a fun trio of Halloween cards for you that are perfect to send to friends or give with Halloween treats. I combined the Tim Holtz Sizzix Retro Halloween and Halloween Bold Text dies with some of my favorite whimsical Stampers Anonymous background stamps to make these monochromatic cards.
To create these cards, I painted Distress Watercolor Cardstock papers using Distress Paints in Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin and Twisted Citron. Once the papers were dry, I cut my Retro Halloween Thinlits from Distress Watercolor Cardstock (for the white) and the painted papers. You could also use ink, but I love the matte look of the paints on projects, especially paired with the DIstress Oxide backgrounds I used. I cut the Halloween Bold Text words from rectangles of Distress Watercolor Cardstock and backed them with pieces of the painted papers.
To make the card panels I cut Distress Watercolor cardstock (3 3/4 x 5) and stamped each panel with a background stamp in Distress Oxide inks that were the same colors as the painted papers. Once the ink was dry, I added the Bold Text sentiment to the card using foam tape, then the Retro Halloween image (also with foam tape) onto the background, overlapping them ever so slightly. Finally, I mounted the panels to an A2 card using foam tape. I love the look of these one-color cards and hope you do too!