Saturday, 1 October 2016

Halloween card with bottles

This month it was Corrie's turn to choose a theme for the Country View Challenges blog, and I was very happy that her choice was very seasonal: ALL THINGS SPOOKY. So I made a Halloween card.

For this card I cut out a basic card from black cardstock with rectangle shape die.

I cut out a one size smaller card from white cardstock and I coloured them with the following Ranger Distress Inks: Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Aged Mahogany, Carved Pumpkin, Dried Marigold, Black Soot.

Then I stamped a cobweb with Tim Holtz new cobweb stamp: Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set, Webs&Damask (CMS276) with a Ranger Distress ink - any colours, doesn't matter which one because you will cover it embossing powder. So after I put Ranger Embossing Powder (Silver Pearl) on it and melted with my heating tool.

I cut out the bottles with Sizzix Bigz Die, Apothecary Bottles (658715) and Sizzix Movers&Shapers Die, Apothecary Bottles by Tim Holtz (658722) and coloured them with Ranger Distress inks.

I covered the bottles with DecoArt Clear Crackle Glaze and when it was dry I smeared some Walnut Stain ink into the crackles.

From this angle you can see better my crackles:

I used the Stampers Anonymous Undertaker Stamp Set to stamp the spider and to make the labels of my bottles. Actually I used some Crafty Individuals stamps too (Poison and Danger) for the labels. 

I stamped the spider with Ranger Distress ink (Black Soot) then melted Ranger Distress Embossing Powder (Black Soot) but as the spider didn't rise enough from the surface I put some extra glitter liner on and after drying a little black marker colouring to reduce the sparkle of the glitter liner. 

The text was made with the Crazy Talk Stamp Set (CMS236) and cut out with Die Namics Die.

If you have a spooky or not too spooky Halloween project please join our October challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

I hope you like my card! Happy crafting!

With this card I would like to enter the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Powder Power.

And Brenda Brown's Halloween Give Away over at Bumblebees and Butterflies.


  1. What a great card Monika...I love the embossed Web. Hugs xx

  2. Love the stamp too, the web is so fine! In a spooky way, a great make!

  3. Love this Monika, won't be taking a drink with you lol. Hugs Debsxx

  4. Love your card, Monika! The cob web looks great - like all your pieces you used. Really spooky atmosphere.
    xxx Evelyn

  5. Loving the distress ink blending, marvellous job. Good stamp choices too! Xx 😊

  6. absolutely brilliant Monika - a really fabulous make!

  7. Great to see those bottles getting a Halloween airing, they look fabulous with the web and the colours fit in perfectly. Thanks for joining in with my Halloween giveaway with this fabulous project xxx

  8. You did a wonderful job on this card! I love how you gave it so many layers of texture and you the bottles look aged and weathered. You've created the perfect spook-tacular Halloween scene here! I enjoyed seeing the process behind your work, too, and am so glad you shared your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Lovely card ! I love that web !
    Corrie x

  10. Great design Monika - those bottles are brilliant! xxx

  11. A fabulous card Monika, I love the embossed spiders web and great use of the bottles! Sorry to be so late in catching up with you all x

  12. I love this Monika, great spooky Halloween card! Have a fun week xx


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