Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hello Bootiful...

Hey, hey!

 I'm up on the TGF blog today and with so many great Halloween themed digital stamps in the  TGF store I decided to go ahead and get my spooky on. At first I started pulling images into Microsoft Word and arranging them into a scene just like always but when I grabbed this Hello Bootiful sentiment from the Hallo Sentiment set, something about it made me want to go super big with it on the card. Then I thought, why not scratch the scene idea and take advantage of one of the perks of digital stamps versus traditional stamps and super size all of the images used on my card? It would definitely be a different look for me and it would be a lot of fun getting the images to interact in a whole new way. So I paired everything down to just the lovely Creeper, Hallo Bride and the web and spiders from the Halloween Nite digital set. Now because I was playing off the Boo in Bootiful, I cropped Hallo Bride's original curls off and colored in long wavy hair to make her look more like a floating wraith than the Bride of Frankenstein. I layered her behind the enlarged sentiment until she was peeking through the letters perfectly and then filled the right hand side of the card with that massive spiderweb. 

With everything so front and center on the card I ended up keeping the coloring very simple and pulled my cool grey Copics for a monochromatic look. I love the fun, vintage vibe the grey scale lends to the over all design. The only embellishing I added was some Ranger glossy accents to the three spiders and a silver drop shadow behind the sentiment letters to help them pop a bit more. Well, I hope this inspires you to go big and bold with your digis the next time you print some out to create with.  :)

Stay crafty my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hallo Bride, Halloween Nite set and Hallo Sentiments set)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Pear Blossom Press silver pen
Ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:

C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10