As promised, I'm posting the template with this new card that I've created for the Paper Plunge challenge, which gives as its inspiration: "It was a dark and stormy night..." The card is also perfect for the colour challenge currently on Colour Me...!
I decided to try a new technique using re-inkers and Isopropyl Alcohol. I love the way the colours merged and mixed. It definitely gives the effect of a very spooky night.
First, my template. You begin with a piece of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" cardstock. I've provided the measurements, cutting lines, and folding lines on the template. It should be easy to follow.
By the time you've finished your cutting, scoring, and folding, your cardstock should look like this:
And this is exactly what I began with for my card, a base of Elegant Eggplant that I had cut, scored and folded like this. I followed that with a layer of Basic Black and then a layer of my Whisper White that had been treated with re-inkers and spritzed with alcohol, You can see the swirls of Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black and Crisp Cantaloupe in various areas.
Then I used the frog from the Toxic Treats (retired) stamp set and the raven from the Toil & Trouble (retired) stamp set. The remaining images and sentiment are from the current Photopolymer Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set. I fussy cut most of them (big surprise, right) and also added some vellum "steam" coming from the cauldron. The Dazzling Details that I added to the vellum really makes it look like something magical is rising.
For more cards that interpret "a dark and stormy night", check out The Paper Plunge.
For more cards using these colours, check out Colour Me...!
For more cards that are all about Holiday, check out Addicted to Stamps and More.