Best of Halloween with Gorgeous Grunge

I pulled out the Best of Halloween and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! to create my card to share with you today.  I must admit, I’ve had the Gorgeous Grunge set for awhile but I’m having a hard time figuring out how to use it.  I’ve seen some fabulous cards done with this set so I thought that it was time to take the plunge and give it a try.  I’m afraid that I went a little overboard with the orange splatters, here it is…

Best of Halloween

My card design was inspired by the Mojo Monday 312 Sketch.

I started by stamping the Gorgeous Grunge images on a Summer Starfruit panel in Pumpkin Pie and StazOn Jet Black ink.  I adhered the splatter stamped panel to a panel of Pumpkin Pie card stock with SNAIL, then to a Basic Black card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, I adhered a strip of Witches’ Brew DSP to a strip of Basic Black card stock then to the card front with SNAIL.  I added two strips of Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape across the DSP panel.

Best of Halloween 1

Then I stamped the haunted house image from the Best of Halloween stamp set in StazOn Jet Black ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  I colored the image with my Stampin’ Write Markers, cut it out with a Circles Collection Framelits Die and sponged the edges with Basic Black ink.  I adhered the stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a Basic Black circle that I’d also cut with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies.  Then I adhered the layered circles to the card front with SNAIL.

Best of Halloween 2

To finish the inside of the card, I stamped the Best of Halloween image on a Very Vanilla panel in StazOn Jet Black ink.  Then I stamped the splatters using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink and I adhered the panel to the card base with SNAIL.

I’m afraid that it looks a little like a pumpkin threw up on my card, probably should have done a few less orange splatters!!  🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Best of Halloween (134381 clear only); Gorgeous Grunge (130514 wood, 130517 clear)

Dies:  Circles Collection Framelits Dies (130911)

Embellishments:  Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape (132156)

Ink:  Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (126945); StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad (101406); Pumpkin Pie (105115), Summer Starfruit (126856) & Basic Gray (131261) Stampin’ Write Markers

Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Stamping Sponges (101610)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Basic Black (121045) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/5″, 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Circles Collection Framelits die cut; Pumpkin Pie (105117) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Summer Starfruit (126991) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Very Vanilla (101650) – Circles Collection Framelits die cut; Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper (132185) – 2″ x 5-1/4″ panel

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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