Monday, September 17, 2018

Halloween Bottles card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week theme is  "It's a Wrap".

When I think of packaging, I also think of bottles. And so close to Halloween I couldn't help myself thinking of Apothecary Bottles (thanks Frederique!). I gave them color with Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen for the small bottle and Peeled Paint with Ground Espresso for the larger bottle. After applying Embossing Dabber I poured  UTEE over and heated it with a heat tool. To create the glossy effect this could also have done with Glossy Accents, but UTEE goes a lot faster and gives the same effect. And there are no air bubbles you have to worry about. Because the Embossing Dabber is a bit liquid the Distress Ink reacts to that, but that actually gives it an unexpectedly cool distressed effect.


Using UTEE with Crackle Paint and then heating it with a heat tool is not a good idea. You get extra texture, sure, but no crackle .... For the background I worked with Distress Oxides and Infusions. By working with Infusions you get different colors than only with Distress Oxides. To use some packaging in my project, I used a piece of bubble wrap as a stamp with Distress Paint Black Soot.




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Lorraine A said...

Fabulous halloween card Sandra! the bottles are awesome and I love the colours and spooky background, very scary ;-)

hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Macarena said...

OMG! Please tell it's for me :-) For my collection of fab green cards <3
You don't stop surprising me with your amazing ideas. This card is BEAUTIFUL although Halloween is not my thing but you know I love your spooky projects. And... I think utee could be "my thing" cause it's lovely and looks like glass and I wonder why I don't have it yet? The background and its countless number of color layers is just perfect! LOOOVE IT! Hugs, Macarena.

Maura said...

Sandra, this is wonderful! Love how your jars fill most of the card! Wonderful background and colors. hugs, Maura

Anna-Karin said...

This card is so cool!! I love the UTEE on the bottles and the the great colors you gave them. UTEE is such fun!

Emma Williams said...

Such a cool card and I love how you've used the bottles to interpret the theme, really lovely work as always Sandra! Hugs :)

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fantastic card, Sandra. The background and the bottles are so beautiful. :)

Barbara said...

FAbulous card Sandra! love so much Utee bottles, great idea! Wonderful colors and background as always! barbara

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

I am amazed by how you made the bottle!!! Definitely gave me inspiration!!! Yummi background as always!

Kath Stewart said...

love the bubble wrap background and those bottles look so real, hugs kath xxx