My first step was to create my card base. I used a plain black cardstock that I cut, scored and folded to 4.25x5.5. I grabbed a piece of my patterned paper that I was going to adhere to the front of my card and diecut out a larger circle. I traced that diecut onto the card base so I knew where I was going to need to stamp/create my sky.
I used several star stamps from the Booyah and Party Animal sets with some Delicata in Golden Glitz and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then took a sponge and my Dandelion ink pad and swirled on the hazy sky on a portion of the circle.
My next step is to stamp and create my little critters that I wanted as part of my Halloween scene. I was quite giddy when I realized that the hat and Frankenstein hair/stitches fit PERFECTLY onto the animals from the Party Animals set. I just wanted to use something cute, other than a ghost!
I stamped these onto some quality coloring cardstock with Tuxedo Black (Memento). I masked the top hat and hair before stamping the bear onto the cardstock. I simply stamped the hat and hair image onto a sticky note, fussy cut that out carefully, and stuck that down over my stamped images of the hat and hair. This allows you to stamp over that with the bear stamp so that once the mask is lifted, it looks like it was all one image!
Next, I colored and cut out my bears. Now as you can see, even though I'm really careful about trimming around the edges, you always end up with a very slight white edge. What I do is take a black marker (I used my Spectrum Noir True Black) and lightly go around the edge of the image so that it looks like you cut it perfectly and have clean black edges. Just a little tip I do. You'll see in the image above that I touched up the brown bear.
I hope you liked my little Halloween card. Thanks for checking out my project! Happy crafting.