The challenge this week is Old Olive, Fresh Fig and Pumpkin Pie with Halloween as the "dessert." What perfect colors for Halloween!
I purchased this stamp and die set last year from Simon Says Stamp mostly because of the sentiments - they are great and the three hats are a cute bonus.
For this card I water colored the background in Gray Granite and then used a stencil and sponge dauber to add the stars, also in Gray Granite. I wanted the look to be loose so I water colored the images in the challenge colors and Basic Gray. Even though the one hat is black, black ink would have been too harsh. And the Gray Granite has a definite brownish cast while the Basic Gray ink is pretty neutral.
I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black. This is my favorite ink for a good, solid sentiment, which I knew I needed over this gray. Its a bit "thicker" or "stickier" in feeling when you stamp but it does a great job. It can leave photopolymer stamps a little stained - but not much.
Before die cutting and adhering the hats (I used foam dots), I added Wink of Stella to the stars. Then when the card was assembled I added iridescent sequins and star sequins for even more sparkle.
If you came to this page from Splitcoast Stampers - thank you! If you didn't I hope you join us this week for the color challenge!
Stamps and Dies: Simon Says Stamp If the Hat Fits
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up! - Old Olive, Fresh Fig, Pumpkin Pie, Gray Granite, Basic Gray
Sequins: 28 Lilac Lane Fairy Sparkle
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media