Monday, September 16, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Skeleton ATC's using Poppy Stamps' Surprise Skeleton Die

"Monochrome" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  Monochrome is always a challenge for a color-mixing fanatic like me, but I still got my multi-color fix on by making a handful of happy skeleton ATC's, each in a different color palette.

I started by cutting some circles using Penny Black's Abstract Flowers die, the Sizzix Big Shot and Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I love the wonky circles in this set that are so versatile.

Next I cut some ATC cards and stamped them with scallop shapes using Inky Antics' Scallop Background Builder set.

I painted the circles and cards with acrylic paint.

I added some white paint on top to tone down the color.  

While the paint dried, I cut some skeletons out using the Surprise Skeleton die.

When my cards were dry, I glued the circles onto them, then sprinkled some Infusions stain onto everything and spritzed them with water.  

While my cards dried, I cut around my skeletons and glued them onto the circles on the cards.  I outlined the edges of the cards with black paint.  I also stamped some Halloween text onto the background using Inky Antics' Happy Haunting stamp set and glued on more circles I'd cut and painted.

I thought about adding some Halloween sentiments, but decided to add some happy sunshiney words instead for some fun.  And for one last bit of flair, I made hats and crowns for my skeletons.

I got a kick out of combining skeletons with happy-clappy phrases and this whole project made me smile.

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