The other thing I wanted to play with was a new technique from the latest Technique Junkie Newsletter called Layered Goosebumps (how appropriate for a Halloween card!). I've had a bottle of it for awhile and was excited to dust it off and use it. I love the splattered, faded look it gives the card.
I also decided to play around with another one of my favorite things - Sizzix Embossing Diffusers. I used the oval one on the front so that I could stamp the large skull in the center of the embossing. I love the effect!
Compendium of Curiosities challenge is Tim Holtz' Alcohol Ink Resist. I went very plain with mine and just used Pitch Black ink on a Fragment Charm. I love the effect of the background through the charm - it looks like a spotted spider!
faux mercury glass technique I've been seeing on Pinterest. While I was working on my card, I first used alcohol ink to tint the inside the idea-ology Corked Vial. It looked good, but kind of blah. I decided to try blasting the inside with the spray. Oh my!! It was amazing! It totally ate away the ink, but after seeing how fantastic the silver looked, I didn't care one bit! After it dried, I added a label from Stampers Anonymous' Mini Halloween 3 set. Isn't that just the coolest effect?
Pop 'n Cuts crying out, 'use me, use me!' I do believe I might be incapable of making a card that doesn't have a pop up inside. Those other cards are so boring! What happens when you open them? Nothing! I added more Goosebumps inside, plus some inking and stamping. I was quite pleased to see that the larger of the Mini Rosettes fit the center of the pop up beautifully. The sentiment was stamped on a piece cut using the Tattered Banners die.
Have you entered to win the Pop 'n Cuts die I'm giving away? You definitely need to!! The giveaway ends Sunday night (Oct. 7th) so hurry on over here and leave a comment, if you haven't already!
All of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Be sure to use my coupon code to save 10% off your order!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a chance to get creative this weekend! :)