Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sleigh Ride Edgelits--A Spooky Twist.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I love the spooky decorations, trick or treating with my favorite little ghosts and goblins, and all of the sweet treats. Today, I am sharing a card which features the Sleigh Ride edgelits from the Holiday Catalog.  Don't forget the Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!  

I used a technique that uses SALT, water and ink to create a background.  Can you believe it!  I recently came across the instructional video on Pinterest done by Jan Tink, a fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator. I just had to give a try.  Here is just one color combination I tried.

Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze ink were added to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Stamping Sponges.  I cut my sponges into quarters because they are easier to hold.  Use a circular motion to add the ink to paper and put a lot of ink on the entire piece.  Then mist the inked area with water and immediately sprinkle it with salt (yes, plain table salt).  It is amazing how the salt draws in the water   Be prepared because the paper will roll up.  Because I was impatient and wanted to see the results immediately, I used my heat tool to dry the paper.   Once dry, I brushed off the remaining salt and then added a bit of Cajun Craze to the edges of the cardstock. See where the ink pooled together to make a spooky sky.

The moon is a 2" circle punched from Crushed Curry and inked with Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze. Then the bats from Witches' Night were stamped with the NEW Basic Black Archival Stamp Pad.

 Next I used the Sleigh Ride edgelits to cut the little houses and the trees from Basic Black.  A bit of White Craft ink was sponged along the edges to give some depth.

The "Halloween" sentiment was added by stamping with Versamark and heat embossing in White.

Can't wait to show you my other creations made with blue and purple color combinations.
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  1. This is really, really well-done and really, really brilliant using those edge list like this. Fabulous card!

  2. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the technique!

  3. This card is AMAZING!!! Very creative! TFS! I may have to CASe it!

  4. Very spooky, very creative, very much liked....thank you for sharing

  5. Hello Sherrie: I'm coming from Mary's blog to tell you that your card just blew me away. I love everything about it, from the glorious color of the twilight sky and moon to the spooky way you used this dies. I was telling Mary that I love it when dies and punches are used in different ways that their original purpose, like you did in this amazing Halloween card, I honestly wouldn't have seen anything but Christmas in this set of this until now.
    I'm pinning your card and you might be the reason I buy this dies.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Wow! I love love love your card! Great thinking out of the box for uses with the die! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This technique looks awesome and something I've not seen before! I love your use of the edgelits here to create a Halloween look when all we've seen it as before are beautiful, pristine Christmas cards! I will use this in a class. Thank you

  8. Love the card! The sky is incredible! Looking forward to trying this technique!