Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Frankenstein Spooky Halloween

The Monstrous CMS307 stamp set from Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous Halloween release is just chock full of classic Hollywood horror. I love it. Not only is it perfect for Halloween cards, but can't you see it used on Halloween layouts, gift items, decor pieces, party favors, and even some theme park layouts?

This Frankenstein's monster just felt like he needed to be in a rusty old metal clad room with boarded up windows.

The card started with stamping the image on some Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. Then watercolor it with Distress Markers and a Water Brush. Cut him out with scissors. Color a piece of the Heavystock with Distress Oxides, and stamp the Spooky Halloween sentiment on it.

For the background emboss a piece of Heavystock with the Rivited Metal Texture Fade.  Then color it with Iced Spruce, Black Soot and a tiny bit of Vintage Photo Distress Oxides. Touch up the raised areas and the rusted areas with Distress Inks in the same colors.
To make the window for the sentiment, measure the stamped image, draw a rectangle on the back of the metal background, and then cut it out by hand. Make sure to ink around all the edges on the front side, adding some Rusty Hinge to add a little rustiness.

At this point you can add dimension with pop dots, foam dots, or I use left over bits of chipboard and cut it to fit. Attach the sentiment so it fits in the window. Add four Hex Fasteners (distressed with a little Hickory Smoke paint) in each corner and then attach to the card base.

Now, color a piece of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock with Distress Stain and Distress Inks to make it look like wood. Cut along the grain into 1/2" strips. Trim in pieces 2-4 inches, rough up the ends with the edge of your scissors, then Ink the edges. Final touch is to poke two holes in each end of each plank and color the hole in with the pointy brush end of the Black Soot Distress Marker.
Attach the plank pieces so they look like they were hastily nailed over a window. Add dimensional adhesive or pieces of chipboard to the back of the monster. Then adhere him to the middle of the planks.

You're done!

Not exactly a simple card but the details on this card are really what make it, so if you're going to make this one, I encourage you to really go for it!


Paula Cheney said...

Just a super card Tami! I love the woodgrain planks so much. What a great way to show off the Frankenstein head!

Susanne said...

So cool! Love the techniques and details in this card! Thanks for showing!