Sunday, August 25, 2013

Halloween Curiosities

Today, I thought I'd share another one of my favorite samples that was displayed in the Tim Holtz idea-ology booth at CHA. How cute is that little 'Screampunk' guy? He was made by combining the man from Tim's Paris to London stamp set with the skeleton from the Mini Halloween 2 set. His hand needed something to hold, so I cut a bat from black Kraft Core'dinations, added a gear and a length of idea-ology Paper Twine and - presto! - he has a sweet little pet on a leash!

The background was created on manila cardstock using Tim's marbled Distress paint technique and  overstamped with the text image from the new Chemist stamp set. Next, I created what's supposed to be a little Steampunk factory. That's where my guy's been working on all his spooky mechanical creations! The buildings on the left and right were cut from the new Laboratorie paper using the Artful Dwellings die. The building in the center was cut with the same die, but I inserted one of the Mini Gear Movers and Shapers dies into the die and cut the building from kraft paper. I removed the die cut gear, stamped the paper with the poison label background, painted the gear with metallics, and then reinserted it onto the opening.

To finish the card, I added a fence that was cut with the new Sizzix Ironwork Gate strip die. Such a cool die! It was cut from kraft paper and given a metal finish with silver and black Adirondack Dabbers. To finish it off, I added a label pull with one of the new Apothecary Remnant Rubs.

All the supplies I used to make my card can be purchased at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember, you can use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great week!


  1. Was für eine großartige Karte, es gibt so viele tolle Details zu entdecken!

    Liebe Grüße -

  2. Screampunk! lol, love it - great Halloween piece Shelly.

  3. So creative! :) What is it about Halloween that has us creating from August-October? This is awesome.

  4. Fabulous! Your creativity is contagious. Thanks for sharing. Love the proper gentleman Skelton guy with his "pet".

  5. Very fun! Great steampunk ideas - I love the gear bat!

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  6. Love it! Very spooky & fun.

  7. Fantastically wonderful! Love Steampunk skeleton man & his pet bat.

  8. I loved this one! The screampunk guy is fab!!! Love him holding the bat!

  9. So cool, and I adore the Screampunk dude! He's awesome! lol

  10. Wowwwww Shelly this is such an amazing Canvas.
    Very great details.
    Love it.
    Greetings Janny

  11. Another fab piece, Shelly! Your Halloween art just ROCKS!


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