Sunday, October 4, 2015

CDD Things With Wings Linky Party - If you've got it, Haunt it!

Hello and Happy Monday!

Today I am sharing my card for the Linky Party Theme, Things With Wings!

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over at the Craftin Desert Diva's blog. I hope you will play along with us and share your projects with the Things With Wings theme! Every Linky party will have a winner and a Top 3 so you have a chance to win a prize! The more times you join us, the better your chances!

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Here is what I made:

I used the Hallo-scream Stamp set from the new CDD release to create this card. The bats and moon is such a fun stamp and I decided it would be perfect for this Linky Party Theme! 

To begin, I cut a piece of orange distressed patterned paper from the paper pack, Grand Bazaar from Basic Grey, to a standard A2 size. I thought it would be fun to try and create a spooky background so I tried something new to me. I took my Versamark ink pad and randomly swiped it along the outside edge of the patterned paper. I didn't bother with using my anti static tool because a spooky Halloween card doesn't need to be clean. After that, I sprinkled Super Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder from Ranger over the inked areas and melted it with my heat tool. Such a fun effect! To further distress the background, I lightly blended Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges as well and moved on to the stamping.

The background has a lot of deep black shine thanks to the embossing powder. When I stamped the moon, the black ink I used looked dull and flat next to the embossed areas so I decided to re-stamp the moon with Versamark and the black embossing powder. Keeping in the realm of deep black and shiny, I decided to use Versamark ink and a Versamarker with the same black embossing powder throughout the rest of the card. 

This fun sentiment was perfect for this spooky Halloween card!

Next, because this is a Things With Wings theme, I stamped extra moons and fussy cut all of the bats. After I cut them out, I colored the bats with a black Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen and used clear foam tape to adhere them to the background. I also colored the moon with two colors over the patterned paper. 

With the Versamarker, I drew shaky lines and heat embossed the lines black. The bottom right corner seemed empty so I quickly drew a haunted house over vellum and cut it out with my craft knife. I had other ideas that weren't panning out so I simply colored the vellum front and back with the black Zig Clean Color Pen and used Tombo Mono Multi Glue to adhere it to the panel. I used an orange Zig to color in the windows and when the Tombo Mono dried, I sprinkled Martha Stewart Crafts crystal fine glitter over the house and rubbed it in with my finger. The base of the vellum clashed with the black embossing so I pulled out some black enamel accents and used the tip to smear it in an upwards motion. 

After I added Clear Wink of Stella to the bats, I adhered my panel to an orange card base, added some CDD sequins and I was finished! 

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CDD Autumn Sequins

Thank you for visiting and have a beautiful day! 


  1. How fun is this! I love all of the black accents and texture. Fabulous Halloween creation!

  2. So spooky and cool! Can't understand how you are able to create such masterpieces! Amazing!

    1. You're too kind but I'm so happy you like it! Thank you! :))