Thursday, October 14, 2021

Spooky Hourglass - 31 Nights of Halloween

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends! This is Jeanette and it is my turn to share a spooky project with you.  This is such a fun event - full of fun and inspiring projects and with some spooktacular prizes to boot!

For my card, I created a Slimline card that measures 3.5" x 8.75".  I adhered one of the papers from the Nebula Slimline Paper Pack to serve as the background.  I made sure to choose a paper with a color palette that contrasted with what I was going to choose to put in my hourglass.

For the hourglass, I used one of the papers from the Nevermore 6x6 Paper Pack and the die in the Slimline Hourglass Die Set.  Making sure that the crow was well centered, I die cut it using the bottom portion of the Slimline Hourglass Die.  Then I cut the leftover paper using the upper portion of the die.  My leftover paper didn't completely fill in the upper portion but that is okay since I was going to be covering it up!  Just make sure that the upper part if fully there!

To create the top, base and sides, I used the corresponding dies in the Hourglass die set and cut them all out of grey cardstock.  I then blended on Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Black Soot to give some dimension.  I used one of the sentiments in the Morticia Clear Stamp Set and stamped it with Versafine Black Onyx onto the base.

I then stamped the skull using one of the stamps in the Scream Time Clear Stamp Set onto some white Neenah Solar Crest paper using Inkon3 Fadeout ink. I didn't want any of the lines to show once my coloring was finished.

I used these Copic Markers:
0, W00, W1,W3, W7, E70, E71, E74, E77

Once I had finished coloring, I blended on some Brushed Corduroy ink onto it so that it would better match the bottom portion of the hourglass with the patterned paper.  I then cut out the top portion with scissors and then used the die in the hourglass set to die cut out the bottom portion.  It took a little finessing but it really it worth it for the final look!

I die cut one of the webs in the Spiders & Webs Die set out of vellum and then I adhered all these elements into place onto my card.

I used some dark blue cardstock and the Slimline Envelope Builder Die Set to create a coordinating envelope.  I sponged the edges with some Wilted Violet Distress ink.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I had a lot of fun creating this card and I hope it inspires you to create your own spooky hourglass card!  This was a card that I posted today as part of Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween.  Please visit the blog all this month for daily inspiration!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

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