Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Halloween Monster Cards

 The Sizzix 'Birch Trees' die was the start and inspiration for these Halloween cards.  I visualized the idea of monsters in the forest during Halloween.  The Bo Bunny monsters were stamped on watercolor paper with Momento black ink. Then they were sprayed with water before applying Ken Oliver powder colors. More water was sprayed on and blotted off to get the desired color effect. After the monsters were dry, they were cut out and color pencils were used to highlight the details.
 I like the randomness of the splotches on the monsters and how they remind me of the creatures in the Wild Things book.  Both cards are similar but the background papers (from a 6x6 Halloween paper pad) give them a different appearance.
 Another Sizzix die was used for the words which were cut out from silver sparkle paper.  The monsters also have a bit of sparkle due to the application of silver metallic ink.  I will be using the birch tree die in the future to make autumn and Christmas cards.  Please stop by this site again to see how easy it is to change up the paper and die cut a different seasonal scene.  Trick or Treat! Don't get caught by monsters with smelly feet!

No comments: