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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Stampin Up Hallows Night Magic

 Hello Fall, y'all!!! Today I am joining Amy's Inkin Krew Blog Hop and our theme is Halloween Fun!  This is such a fun theme because I love the light heartedness and silliness of Halloween! 

In the fun spirit of Halloween, I wanted my card to be cheerful and colorful so I incorporated a new technique for my card.  Well, its new to me!  Its called Joseph's coat, where you have many colors showing on your card with the use of Versamark and heat embossing!  Here is my card:


It was my first time using the Joseph's Coat Technique which is what you see on the black layer with the colorful bats.  That is actually a 5 1/4 x 4" layer of Whisper White cardstock. I started by sponging 3 colors on it in varying spots. The colors are Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, and Gorgeous Grape. I used my new Hallows Night Magic stamp set. The bat image in this stamp set actually has two bats togetehr, a bigger one and a smaller one.  I cut the stamp so that the 2 bats would be seperate stamps for more versatility. I inked the smaller bat with Versamark and randomly stamped it all over.  I applied clear embossing powder to the stamped bats and heat embossed it.   Then the final step was to sponge Tuxedo Black ink all over on top of the 3 colors.  The embossed bats repel the black ink and show the original 3 colors under the Versamark. This was so fun although I did have lots of ink on my fingertips when I was done!


Next I cut the Pumpkin Pie cardstock with the larger die from the Halloween Magic Dies and ran that through the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.  I sponged the Metallic Mesh Ribbon with Tuxedo black ink before wrapping it around the orange layer.  I cut an inch wide strip of Granny Apple Green cardstock, stamped it with the "Happy Halloween" sentiment in Tuxedo Black. Before it dried, I quickly applied clear embossing powder and heat set it for an extra pop for the sentiment.  I snipped the edges with the Banners Pick a Punch.  I applied the orange layer with Stampin Dimensionals and then the green layer with Stampin Seal.  

Then I did another round of the Joseph's Coat technique for the larger bat by sponging Gorgeous Grape on scrap Whisper White, applying clear embossing powder, heat set it, and then sponge over with Tuxedo Black ink. To make this bat pop out a little, I painted it with Wink of Stella for some glimmer.  I cut the larger bat out with the corresponding die. I adhered the bat to the orange and green layer with a stampin dimensional and where the wings meet the base layer, I used double dimensionals to keep it even. Lastly, I added 2 Iridescent Pearls on the banner for some extra bling.   All of this was adhered to a Gorgeous Grape cardbase with Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Here is a close up of the front of the card:


For the inside of the card, I kept it simple with a Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4" layer with the larger bat stamped in the corner with Gorgeous Grape ink. 


This was such a fun card to make and I love how Stampin Up makes products that coordinate so well together.  For this card I had a stamp set, dies, embossing folder, ribbon and embellishment that all worked together to pull off the Halloween theme. 


Use the "Next" button to see what Terry Lynn Bright has created!  Be sure to check out all the other Halloween creations made by the other blog hoppers. If you get lost you can also use the "Previous" & "Next" buttons or  just use the list below to find your way.   My product list for my card and my current specials are at the bottom of this blog post. 

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Thank you for reading my blog! Please contact me at bloxiegirl@yahoo.com with any questions, I would be delighted to help you with your stampin adventure!

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  1. Love the Joseph's coat technique and it's really cool on your card in Halloween colors!! Great job!:)

  2. So cool!! Great way to show off that technique. Fun card! :)

  3. Love this Nicole :) Love how you die cut the spider web and your bats are awesome

  4. Love your colorful card! Thanks for sharing the Joseph’s Coat Technique.

  5. Nice Joseph's Coat technique on the bats. Makes a great background for the bright colors on top.