Hocus Pocus! I Put a Spell on You!

Hey everyone! Welcome back. Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Today we’re making a fun little Halloween card with the new Hero Arts HOCUS POCUS Stamp set. This set features an adorable witch on her broom and it has two sentiments and some other creepy images to go along with it. I’m also using the amazing Trinity Stamps October Night Sky stencil set to build my spooky background for my witch.

I started of by creating a spooky background scene using the Trinity Stamps October Night Sky stencil. The stencil has a gorgeous moon, trees, clouds and spooky bats that you can use create some amazing backgrounds.

When you use this stencil, I highly recommend using some Pixie Spray to hold your stencil in place. It has a lot of really finely detailed areas and it helps to have a bit of the low tack spray to keep things from shifting and moving.

To start my card, I cut an A2 size panel from some 110lb Neenah Classic Crest cardstock. I started by placing the stencil with the moon over my background. To get the perfect blend for the moon, I used Squeezed Lemonade and a small amount of Pumice Stone to help achieve the shadows on the moon. I blend around the outside edge of the stencil to define the moon and then add some more ink and shadows towards the lower right and upper left.

Once my moon was finished, I masked off my moon using the circle mask and ink blended my background with Prize Ribbon a small amount of Black Soot around the edges and Wilted Violet at the bottom.

For the trees, I used Walnut Stain and a small amount of Black Soot Oxide ink, but only on the outside edges of the trees.

When I removed the stencil and the mask over the moon, I went back in with a little bit of Squeezed Lemonade to give a nice halo glow around the moon. I really like how the moon turned out a lot.

Using the stencil with the long wispy cloud outlines, I used Pumice Stone on the outside edges of the cloud and then reblended some squeezed lemonade through the moon section so that it wouldn’t be too dark. Finally I used Black Soot on the 3 bats that are flying through the moon to finish the blended background.

Next, I stamped the little Witch image with some Dare 2B Artzy totally black ink and colored her with my Croma Flagship Alcohol markers. These markers are very similar to Copics.

This stamp from Hero Arts doesn’t have a coordinating die currently so I fussy cut my image out.

I added some white ink splatter to the background and let that dry.

Next, I splattered on some metallic gold speckles with a liquid shimmer spray from Jen Hadfield. I did get a couple of giant blobs of gold on the background but that’s OK because I’ll be able to cover them up with my witch. I also added some Tsuniko silver shimmer spray to the entire background. This background has lots of shimmer!

Finally I needed to figure out the background for my card panel. I originally cut my background to A2 size but then decided to mat it so I cut the ink blended background down to 4 x 5 1/4 inches. For my mat, I deciding on a pretty blue foil cardstock from my stash. I cut the blue foil cardstock to 4 ¼ x 5 ½.

I cut an A2 size card base from some 110lb Neenah Classic Crest cardstock and scored it using my scoring board. Ultimately my blue mat will be the same size as my card base so there won’t be a white border around the mat but that’s fine because it makes it a bit more dramatic for this Halloween card.

For my sentiment, I’m cutting a small scrap piece of black cardstock and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment I Put a Spell on You from the Hocus Pocus stamp set using Altier Shark Tooth white reactive ink and heat set with Hero Arts Detail White embossing powder. This was a little trick I saw Mindy Eggan do and it works really well for crisp white embossing. 

I cut my sentiment out with an old MFT Stamps Dienamics Blueprints die set. This set is retired, but you can still get Set 27 which has a similar die. Once it was cut out, I added a bit of Tonic Aqua Shimmer to the sentiment strip.

I popped my background up with some dimensional foam before adding it to the blue foil cardstock. Next, I added some dimensional foam to my witch as well as my sentiment strip.

For a finishing bit of bling, I added some purple gems from Pink Fresh Studio to the card panel.

That’s my card for today! Hope you’ve enjoyed my fun spooky card featuring Hero Arts Hocus Pocus Stamp and Trinity Stamps October Night Sky stencil.

You can check out my YouTube video linked below for this card. Links to the products used for today’s card are also listed below for your convenience.

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/UZyoELkWpM8

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