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Halloween Fun Blog Hop: It Came From The Deep…

Welcome to the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew September Blog Hop. This month’s theme is Halloween fun and I had a blast making this card. I was inspired by the idea of Mother Nature’s monster’s, which we had experience with first hand this past week.

It came from the deep…

It was a dark and stormy night! Well a dark and stormy couple of days anyway. Living on the Florida coast has many advantages, no snow, beautiful beaches did I mention the lack of snow? But from June 1st to November 30th every Floridian, whether natural born or northern transplant, becomes an amature meterologist. My television this past week was tuned to The Weather Channel and a Monster that at one point was a Category 5 Hurricane. (that’s only because there isn’t a Category 6) Dorian was predicted (5 days out) to be a direct hit on the Florida Space coast. (Our Home) So the Hubby and I prepared for worst. We boarded up the windows, made sure we had ample supplies of flashlights, batteries, canned goods, water, and of course wine and beer. We battened down the hatches and waited… and waited… and waited. It was a very slow moving storm. Although we were lucky this time around, our hearts go out to those who were affected by this awful storm, the next time we may not be so lucky.

So I channeled my nervous energy, worry and boredom into something more productive and created this card. As I stated before I was inspired by Mother Nature’s more monstrous side.

The Kraken: From Ghost story to Nightmare…
  1. I cut a panel of Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock to 3.75″ x 5″. I sponged the background using Stampin’ Up! Classic ink pads. I sponged Balmy Blue on the top, Seaside Spray for the middle and Pacific Point on the bottom. I then sponged Smoky Slate and Basic Gray along the sky and water line to create a fog effect. I then edged the whole panel in Night of Navy to frame the scene.
  2. I used the Stampin’ Up! High Seas 3D embossing folder only on the bottom half of the page. This made the waves pop off the page. I added some definition to the waves with a white gel pen.
  3. On another piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped three octopi from the Stampin’ Up! Sea of Textures stamp set in Night of Navy ink. I stamped two small sailboats from the Stampin Up! Sailing Home stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored in the tentacles and boat using Stampin’ Write markers before fussy cutting them out and apart.
  4. Using a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock I cut out a rough cliffside. I sponged Basic gray ink along it and also used a scrub bush stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty stamp set, along the bottom and top of the cliff. I glued the cliff to the side of the panel.
  5. I cut out some elements from the Stampin’ Up! Monster Bash DSP, a haunted house, an apothecary jar, and several books.
  6. Using a craft knife, I cut small slits in the panel for the tentacles to come out of the waves. I secured them and the pieces of sail boat with mini glue dots and mini stampin’ dimensionals
  7. I glued the panel t the piece of DSP that I cut the jar out of. (measuring 4″x 5.25″) I love how the orange made the whole scene pop! I glued that to a portrait folding card base of Basic Black cardstock. (4.24″x 5.5″)
  8. I used the leftover tentacles and DSP elements for the inside card panel. The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by for this months Halloween fun blog hop. Please hit the next button to continue on your way to the next stop! If you want to see any item descriptions or purchase anything that I used in creating my Halloween card please click on the items at the bottom of my post.

1.Mary Deatherage:

2. Karen Ksenzakovic:

3.Julie Johnston:

4. Jaimie Babarczy:

5. Paula Vincent: You Are Here!

6. Akiko Sudano:

7. Amy Koenders:

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