Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2021



Hello Lovelies! I hope you were able to join us for the Release Party AKA Tim Holtz's YouTube LIVE!!! So much inspiration for you to take in throughout the show.


Tim and Stampers Anonymous released 5 new sets for Halloween each available at Simon Says Stamp for $24.99 per set. You can be all set with the click of a button and ready to try out the cards below:


Today's post will focus on making sure that you get a closer look at the cards, know what you need to give these a try and providing a few tips to guide you on how to make them.


Did you notice that my spooky friends even demanded their own moody lighting for their photoshoot??? LOL Let's get to the cards!


A Supply list is available at the bottom of this post, but the NEW release products are only linked throughout the post.



I'M GOING TO BE FABULOUS CARD - Distress Watercolor Rainbow Moths, Mica Sprays Splashed on Background and Fussy-cut Skull

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Featuring:


Almost 1 year ago I used Distress Reinkers, Watercolor Cardstock and Sprayer to create a rainbow of Distress Watercolor Backgrounds. I've linked the tutorial here. I've been using the backgrounds since then and they came in handy for this card.


Card Tips:

  • Moths from the Moth Study set are stamped in black ink onto small pieces of the background and fussy-cut


  • The skull from the Rest In Peace set is also fussy-cut and the shaping tools are used to distress it, give the eyes a slightly sunken look and make the nose pop out a bit


  • Be fearless with the Flickering Candle Mica stain. I removed the spray-top and used the "straw-shaped" end of the nozzle to drop splashes of the stain onto the black cardstock and dabbed it around with my finger for an accidental messy effect


  • Use Sticky Grid for placing your alphabet dies closer together and maximizing your precious gold metallic cardstock



The mostly black and white color palette really allows the moth rainbow and mica to pop!



IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT CARD - Clear-embossed moth backgrounds and Mica-smeared cardstock

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Featuring:


  • The moths are clear embossed onto black cardstock

  • The small puddle (3/4") Flickering Candle Mica Stain is mixed with water on a craft mat and randomly smeared vertically onto the embossed background


  • The "I Put A Spell On You" Sentiment from the Bold Frights set is embossed in Gold Glitter Embossing Powder over the moths

  • The other sentiments that are stamped from the Halloween Tiny Text set





BOO CARD - Clear-embossed moth backgrounds and Mica-smeared cardstock

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Featuring:


  • The background is created using the selected Distress Ink Pads pressed onto a craft mat, liberally sprayed with water and then applying the Watercolor Cardstock into the ink for some ink-smooshing. This first layer of the background will have a very light color


  • Once the ink-smooshed layer is dry, the Grime stencil is used to create additional ink splotches in the same color tones as the ink beneath the stencil. The Hipsters, "Boo" sentiment and the spooky "labels" from the Rest in Peace set are then stamped directly on top of this layer


I never though of myself as a Halloween kind of gal, but I had so much fun putting these together in a style that feels authentic to me.


Encouraging you to get out of your crafting comfort zone and make something that will joy!


Hugs Lovelies, as usual, don't forget to tell me which one was your personal favorite.


See you soon!


SUPPLIES:

I listed the products that I have used below, with the exception of the *NEW release products, which are only linked throughout the post. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps showcased here were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.