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I have an adorable new Halloween card for you today featuring the digital stamp image called Halloween Costumes by Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios. I downloaded the image and printed it on my home printer on to Copic friendly cardstock. This panel was die cut to give the faux stitched edge and finish it at a size slightly smaller than A2.
I had fun colouring this perfectly gorgeous image using my Copic markers. Here's my colour palette:-
Witches Hat - W9, W7, W4
Bunny - E51, W4, W5, R000
Bear - E44, E43, E42, E40
Pumpkin Costume - E01, YR00, YR61, W3
Squirrel Ghost - W7, W5
Ghost Costume - B0000, B000
Cheeks - R00, R20, R21
Ground - BG70, W1
As you can see I transferred a little of the orange hues on to the bunny as well as some of the blues so that it took the eye around the gathering of friends. I then highlighted a few points using a white gel pen. I adhered the panel to an A2 black panel of cardstock to frame it out nicely and in turn this was applied to a card base.
To create the sentiment I first used the Charlie Alpha Die by Hello Bluebird Stamps and I die cut the letters BOO three times. Once from white cardstock and twice from black. I glued these letters together in stacks and slightly offset the top white layer in order to get a dimensional shadow affect. These letters were glued into position. Underneath to finish the sentiment I stamped 'be very afraid' using Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white which nicely pops on black cardstock. This strip was applied with foam tape for some dimension.
I can rarely resist the temptation to add some sparkle and so I glued just 4, four point star embellishments so that the card remained really quite CAS (clean and simple). Hope you love this sweet image as much as I do!