MFT Happy Haunting Card/Halloween Card Series 2017

Welcome to my blog!  It’s Halloween card crafting time for me.  I don’t usually send out Halloween cards, but there are so many cute Halloween stamp sets out this season that I couldn’t resist.  I’m working with a set called Happy Haunting from MFT.  This image of Frankenstein’s monster and the sentiment that goes with it is my favorite from this set.

I stamped him onto some Neenah Solar White 110 pound cardstock with some Memento black ink.  His hair was the most challenging and fun bit to color.  I wanted to leave a highlight in his hair so I started with my light cool gray Copic markers and worked my way up to the darkest parts of his hair. His green skin was a lot of fun to color too–first time I’ve colored green skin.  For his shirt, pants and shoes, I just used two markers of each color–a dark one for the shadow and a lighter one to blend it out.


I’m using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock for a background for my little figure.  I stamped out the clouds first, masked them and then stamped out this darling sleeping moon.


I heat embossed the stars using VersaMark ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder. You can’t see them until I blended on some Black Soot Distress Ink–then the stars popped out.  I also used Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet.  For the moon I used Scattered Straw. You have to remember to use a tissue or paper towel to buff the Distress ink from the embossed images to brighten them.


I cut out my background panel with a stitched scallop die.  I wanted the frame to be a little bit darker, so I added more Black Soot.  I popped up the black frame around my background panel with some black craft foam.  I also used foam tape behind my character to pop him us as well.


I used the same die to cut out some white cardstock to adhere inside my card base.  I could have used a white gel pen to write my message, but I thought this die cut was cute.


I wanted the sentiment to be prominent on my card, so I stamped it onto some more Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut it out and placed it in the corner of my card.

There are more Halloween cards to come!  Stay tuned!  Thanks for visiting my blog!!


Below is the video of how I created this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.


Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create this card:

MFT Happy Haunting Stamp Set –
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink – http://amzn.to/2wEv0vt
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110# – http://amzn.to/2wCxQ5J
Black Licorice Cardstock – http://amzn.to/2wCrbIQ
EK Success Cutter Bee Precision-Cut Scissors – http://amzn.to/2w2DI4Q
Recollections Halloween Book Pattern Paper Pad 12×12 –
Bristol Smooth Cardstock – http://amzn.to/2x7TSPb
VersaMark Ink – http://amzn.to/2x89L8y
Hero Arts White Embossing powder – http://amzn.to/2gCXvlq
Heat tool – http://amzn.to/2xLKPAF
Scattered Straw Distress Ink – http://amzn.to/2eI2l48
Black Soot Distress Ink – http://amzn.to/2wEJqvw
Dusty Concord Distress Ink – http://amzn.to/2wCrdQS
Wilted Violet Distress Ink – http://amzn.to/2iZoIDr
Foam Blending Tool – http://amzn.to/2x8jSKt
Copic Markers – http://amzn.to/2vIFkFD
Sizzix Big Shot – http://amzn.to/2wEd04t
Multi Medium Matte Glue – http://amzn.to/2wC62OU
Kokuyo Dotliner strong adhesive Tape Glue – http://amzn.to/2j0sYTj
Scotch Foam Tape – http://amzn.to/2vIuZt3
Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottle – http://amzn.to/2wCE8lN