Monday, October 17, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spooky Card using the Honey Bee Market Cart Builder and Pumpkin Spice Market Cart Add-On Dies

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is spooky!  I don't do spooky-scary, but I do love spooky-cute.  And I tell you, I've been obsessed with witch's brew items this year, so I made this Halloween witch's brew cart card.

I started by cutting out a bunch of shapes, not sure which I'd use for sure at this point.  I cut them out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and black cardstock (the wheel, sign outline and cauldron).  Then I colored the awning's stripes, the cart itself, and the pumpkins using Distress watercolor pencils, then blending the colors with water.

Next I worked on the card's background, which is made from Ranger Distress Kraft Heavystock that I painted and stenciled over.  I also threw in some patterned text paper (Dina Wakley -- do I ever NOT use her ledger paper lately?)

Next I glued my cart together and added some paint to it to make it look more weathered.  I also outlined a lot of my die edges with a black Sharpie to make them stand out.

I added just a touch of Distress Ink smears (Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso) to the background of my card, then I flicked on some of Dina Wakley's black gloss media spray (I was so excited that the color black was finally added to the collection.  I'd been waiting for that one)!  Next I assembled all of my card components.  I added some green dots of paint to make it look like the cauldron was bubbling away, too.  I edged the card with black paint and added two die-cut bats from Tim Holtz's Toil and Trouble set.  Wah-lah!  Finished!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

What will you make that's spook-tacular this week?  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!