Monday, September 18, 2017

Shimmer and Shine Halloween card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Shimmer and Shine".

Yes, it's time for the first Halloween card of the season. I keep repeating it every year, but it's true, Halloween is my favorite season because I love the spooky and creepy very much. I went for an orange background that is made with Distress Oxide and Distress Ink. With different stencils I made as much depth as possible to the background.


To add shimmer and shine to the project, I made a spray of Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum, but also applied it to the Raven die and applied it also on the circles with a water brush. To add more shimmer and shine I've used Martha Stewart Gunmetal Metallic paint in combination with Texture Paste and also the Raven got a basic layer of the Gunmetal paint.
The most shinny I've added is the foil cardstock behind the "Happy" and I finished it with some Wink or Stella Glitter brush for the shimmer.




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra :-) the Raven is fabulous and I love the background, the colours and the bats are awesome! I love the whole design of this :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

Wow, Sandra, fabulous card! I love the background you created and the Raven is awesome. I love the way you colored him.

Cathie ♥

Tee said...

Gorgeous design, background,textures and color!

Jamie said...

Wow! I absolutely love this!

Marci said...

Striking design, I really like this card.

Macarena said...

Oh my! This card is so full of stencils! You absolutely rocked it using them in so many different ways. I love all the patterns! I couldn't imagine there can be a spray done out of the nuvo mousse! You're a queen of creativity! And i absolutely NEED to have this gunmetal paint! This is so my color, I adore all the shades of grey and this deep graphite is amazing! Tghank you for this fantastic video. Love your card! Hugs, Marzena

Deb said...

Adore your Halloween card and how you added the shimmer to that wonderful raven, off to watch your video, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Kath Stewart said...

love the gorgeous shimmery background and what a great tip about using Nuvo mousse to make a sparkly spray...hugs kath xxx

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

such a spooky card! Love the backrgound!! I never tried Nuvo mousse, I definitely have to!!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fantastic card! Sandra. The background texture and colors are amazing. :)

Emma Williams said...

I love that gorgeous background, it looks amazing Sandra and it's the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous raven...I love it! Hugs :)

Lucy said...

I love how the raven stands out and all the layers of the "batground". The colors behind the bats are phenomenal. It makes me happy to look at this project. Thank you for sharing the details on your video.

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, Sandra, this card is fantastic! I love the background you created with all the layers and depth.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This turned out so pretty!!! I'm always impressed at your ability to make ordinary things look really classy. You've totally given this raven style and sass and I love everything about this!

Maura said...

This card is amazing! I love, love the bright colors in the background with the black, like a gorgeous sunset! and then there's the raven and bats and stitching, oh my! Love this one, Sandra!! hugs, Maura

Barbara said...

I know that Halloween is your favorite time of the year! And every year you create fabulous cards! This is no different, love so much the background and the raven as focal point! Fantastic! barbara

sanpiseth40 said...

I never tried Nuvo mousse, I definitely have to!!