Tim Holtz - Sizzix Halloween 2021 Release



Hello Lovelies! Thank you for stopping by to see more of the Real Boos of Halloween! I given each of these Costume Party characters a name and I am please to share my BOO CREW of Marty the Mummy, Vinny the Vampire and Frankie Frankenstein!!!


I envisioned this little Z-Card as a Halloween decor item that would sit on my desk and keep me smiling during Trick or Treat Season. However, it can be easily re-imagined as a trio of square cards or a mini-album.


I'm going to use the purple and green panels at the back to mat some cute Halloween photos.



The full Tim Holtz 2021 Fall/Halloween is available at Simon Says Stamp, as a bundle for for $289.99 which includes all 11 dies, 3 Texture Fade folders 1 Impresslit and 6 x 8 Sticky Grid Sheets!!! Click here or the image below to shop.



To give you a quick visual on the supplies that I primarily used for this project, check out the grid below:


Feautured Supplies


An expanded supply list is available at the bottom of this post. Please note that the new release item links (e.g. Costume Party Dies) are only available within the post and are not in the supplies section at the bottom.


Today's cards showcase making custom-colored layered diecuts against ink-dusted embossed backgrounds that are accented with more adorable Halloween die-cuts! I've got lots of photos to share the process in case you want to give this a try.



THE REAL BOOS OF HALLOWEEN Z-CARD/MINI ALBUM - Direct-inking Cardstock with Distress Mini Ink Pads and Simple Die-cutting

Z-Fold Card Base: 4" x 12", scored at 4" and 8"

Grey Mats: 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (x3)

Embossed Backgrounds: 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

Featuring:


Distress Mini Inks (for coloring cardstock)

  • Marty the Mummy - Milled Lavender, Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot

  • Vinny the Vampire - Prize Ribbon, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke, Salty Ocean

  • Frankie Frankenstein - Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Black Soot, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap

  • Frightful Things diecuts - Hickory Smoke

  • Additional supplies linked in the Supplies Gallery at the end of this post


I've only started using my ink pads to make custom colored cardstock recently, and now I can't stop doing it! Its easy, expands the range of colored cardstock that I have and allows me to use small scraps of white cardstock to create the color palette that I need instead of chopping off little sections of the solid colored cardstock.


Tip: I prefer to use my mini inks for directly inking my white cardstock scraps as I find it easier to apply ink in this small footprint, using the little ink pads as I would a blending tool.


PREPWORK

Card Base

  • Cut 12" x 12" Black cardstock to 4" x 12"

  • Score black cardstock at 4" and 8"

  • Fold black cardstock in a zig-zag fashion as shown below


Card Mats

  • Cut 5 pieces of white cardstock to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

  • Ink the edges of 3 of these pieces with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create a grey border

  • Ink the entire surface of the remaining 2 pieces of 3 3/4" square cardstock with Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio ink respectively and set aside to dry. Once dry, stamp with images from the Zombies stamp set and adhere to the card base as shown

  • Cut 3 additional pieces of white cardstock to 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" and set aside for embossing




Card Front

  • Ink a 4" x 6" piece of white cardstock with Hickory Smoke and let dry

  • Once dry, diecut the title "Real Boos" out of this cardstock using the Varsity dies

  • Diecut "The, of Halloween" out of white cardstock using the Tiny Type dies

  • Diecut the pumpkin from the Frightful things set out of cardstock pieces inked with Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Crackling Campfire Distress Inks



BOO CREW Panel Embellishments

  • Ink a 5" x 6" piece of white cardstock with Hickory Smoke and let dry

  • Once dry, diecut the ghost, candle, spider, spider web, skull and bones out of this cardstock using the Frightful Things dies and set aside to embellish the "BOO CREW Panels"


Additional BOO CREW Base Layers

  • Diecut each of base layers of each Boo Crew characters twice out of black cardstock. They will be used to add additional dimension to the assembled BOOs



MARTY THE MUMMY PANEL

Distress Mini Inks (for coloring cardstock)

  • Mummy Dies - Milled Lavender, Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot

  • Frightful Things Dies - Hickory Smoke, Aged Mahogany

  • Tiny Type "Wrapped" Word - Aged Mahogany



MARTY THE MUMMY

Colored Cardstock Layers

Note: Since I started adding the Distress Ink pads to the photos mid-way, please see the below details confirming the colors used for the photos without ink pads displayed:


Row 1: Old Paper, Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke

Row 2: Scattered Straw



MARTY THE MUMMY

Assembly



MARTY THE MUMMY

Embossed Background

  • Use the Foliage 3 Texture Fades Folder to create the embossed background

  • Gently ink-blend Aged Mahogany ink over the raised surface to add some color to the background and showcase the texture of the embossed cardstock



VINNY THE VAMPIRE PANEL

Distress Mini Inks (for coloring cardstock)

  • Vampire Dies - Prize Ribbon, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke, Salty Ocean

  • Frightful Things Dies - Hickory Smoke

  • Tiny Type "Treat" Word - Wilted Violet