This Halloween card started out with a Serendipity Owl die cut that has been sitting in a tray on my craft table for months. I had heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, and I really liked it, but couldn't decide what to do with it. When I got this steampunk clock die, the owl immediately came to mind. I colored the owl with Copic markers and touches of Inka Gold, then I lightly sanded it to let some of the silver sparkle through. It is backed with a piece of vellum, which I colored with Copics also. The vellum seemed too pristine for the aged owl once it was in place, so I spritzed the owl lightly with Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray. It wiped easily from the owl, remaining just on the vellum. The background text is an Impression Obsession stamp called The Raven. It's the first half of the narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe. If you know the poem, there is a raven in it, who shows up right at midnight, who can talk. But, all he ever says is Nevermore. Creepy, right? Perfect for Halloween! And, how cool, that Graphic 45 has a Nevermore image in its Steampunk Spells pad! I used Inka Gold on a button, then tied a twine knot in it. The clock die cut is where I had fun with the Inka Gold.
On the inside, I tore the edge off a piece of My Mind's Eye dp, then continued the "scorched" look by inking the torn edge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Black Soot Ink. The sentiment, from a dollar bin Inkadinkado stamp set is stamped onto a pale yellow cs die cut (the wonky die cut in the Blueprints 15 Die-namics set). I colored the Halloween text with a Copic marker, and stamped the Haunted Tree stamp in the lower left corner.
And, that'll do it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!
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