Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Card +Sharpie background technique

Today I have another Clean and simple Halloween card that has a couple fun techniques and a super easy background.

To start off I took a piece of watercolor card stock and a regular orange colored sharpie, I colored the whole piece with the sharpie making to get a pretty good saturation. Next I took my Ranger alcohol blending solution and made small drops all over the card stock. Since the sharpie is alcohol based it reacts with the solution and moves it around giving this awesome muddled spotty look. I really love how it came out and I'm definitely gonna do it with other colors lol



For my sentiment the word Halloween is a pre-installed word that comes on the 
Scan N Cut 2 but you could use any big bold stamp or diecut letters anything would work. I cut it at 4.5in from watercolor card stock and painted it black, then covered it with a couple coats of black Wink of Stella for subtle shimmer, stamped the happy from the Hampton Art Beware set in versafine and clear embossed it.


To fill in the empty space at the top of the card I freehand drew some simple spider webs and a dangling spider. To give it some dimension I took my glossy accents and put it on the spiders body. I added a few enamel dots, as most of my cards have and there we go a simple (pretty much) one layered card with a fun sharpie technique.

Happy Halloween!!!!



9 comments:

  1. That background is absolutely beautiful!! Love the orange mix with the Sharpie and Alcohol Blending Solution! Your hand drawn spider web is awesome (thought it was stamped)!! Happy Halloween, Justin!

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    1. Exactly my sentiments too, Virginia! I thought the spider and web were stamped as well!

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    2. Haha thanks so much, the web was super easy to do, just some lines lol :)

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  2. Cool and easy technique! Thanks for the inspiration Justin!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, glad I could inspire you :)

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  3. Justin, what an awesome card! Love it!

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  4. Justin, I absolutely love that background effect you came up with! that is the most eye catching part of your card. I so want to replicate that on one of my cards. Love the wonderfully fun spider and web too! Great job! I actually like spiders and used to keep them as pets as a preteen. They fascinate me! All those eyes and legs and hair/fur!

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    1. Haha me too Roberta I was never one to freak out over a spider lol and yea definitely try out the background its so fun and easy?

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