Slim Line Trio Halloween Card

Slim Line Trio Halloween Card

Fall is tied as my favorite season along with winter (shocking I know).  However I love Halloween, my daughter was born in October and fittingly could celebrate Halloween all year round.  I always tried to make Halloween special for her and I love making her Halloween cards.
Today I have three cards for you featuring the witches from the Crafty Witch and Witches Brew Stamp sets.  All three cards were made the same but with different stamps, inks and stencils.
To start, I cut down three heavy white cardstock to 8.5" x 7" panels, scored each at 3.5" to create my card bases.  Each 8.5" x 11" cardstock gives me one card base and a card panel.  The card panels measure 8.5" x 4" which I cut down to 8.5" x 3."  First I used Raven Detail ink to stamp the three witches on the bottom half of the card panels.  Then, I used Copic markers to color them.  
Before I inkblended my backgrounds, I created masks for each witch with Masking Paper (or you could use Post-it note paper).  I trimmed each mask down the middle of the outside edge of each stamp.  This gives me masks that are slightly smaller than my image, but yet still cover up the image completely.
Once I covered each colored image with their coordinating masks, I used Distressed inks to lightly ink each background.  Then I used the same ink and a stencil to heavily apply the pattern to a few areas around the panel.
For the Spell Book witch, I used Seedless Preserves and the Batty Stencil.
For the Pumpkin witch, I used Twisted Citron and the Hidden Temple Stencil.
For the Cauldron witch, I used Carved Pumpkin and the Honeycomb Stencil.
Next, keeping the masks in place, I place the three panels in my splat box so I could add some splatter.  For the Black Splatter, I used Raven detail reinker and a tiny bit of water to thin it out on an acrylic block and a paint brush to flick it over the card panels.  For the Shimmer splatter, I removed the pump/sprayer from the Pearl Shimmer Mist and used the plastic tube and lightly shook it over the card panels.
Once the panels dried, (it took about 15 mins) I placed each panel in my Original Misti and stamped the sentiments from Crafty Witch with Raven Detail ink towards the top of each panel.  Then I matted each panel on some Raven Cardstock that measured about 3.25" x 8.5" and then finally glued the panels to my white card bases.
Which card is your favorite?  Do you decorate for fall or  Halloween? Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
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