Well, hello! I’m back and this time around I’ve used lots of Therm O Web products to create some Halloween cards all featuring bats! My favorite Halloween critter is a bat and my favorite Halloween Monster is dracula… although I’m kind of partial to Frankenstein’s Monster as well… but today! I’m going batty!
I started with this adorable bat from Unity Stamp Co. I love love love this cutie pie! I decided to add some sparkle to its danglies there so I colored them in first for coverage and then added some adhesive with the Adhesive Pen and let it dry to tacky.
And then I just added some foil from a scrap piece. Just be sure when you use scraps that the part you’re pressing onto the adhesive is completely covered with Deco Foil because if not, the clear film will stick to your adhesive if it’s not dry enough.
After I had my cute bat all colored up and foiled, I turned to my background. I created an ink blended background with blues and purples and then applied some Transfer Gel Duo through a star stencil and let it dry to … you guessed it! Tacky!
Then I just applied the foil with pressure from my hand. You could also put it through your laminator or through your die cutting machine but I think this works just fine!
Then I wanted to add some extra speckles of foil, so I took the adhesive pen and just dotted it around on the background and waited… say it with me… for it to dry to tacky!
And then I applied the foil… again with scraps!
For my sentiment, I took a full sheet of purple foil and ran it through my laminator over one of the toner card fronts from the Happy Everything pack. Then I took my leftover sheet and applied it to a toner card front. Don’t worry! I’ll use the white toner card front eventually… but for today, I wanted to use the purple on the black.
Did you know you could run your piece through the laminator a second time with another color… like gold… and have a two tone foiled piece??
And then I die cut it out with the coordinating dies and popped it up on my card!
I also foiled a panel that I’d created with acrylic paint and my gel press and die cut that cute scallop frame from it.
Next I used these cuties from Trinity Stamps!
I made this background with an alcohol inked panel and added Transfer Gel Duo with a stencil and then added the purple foil with pressure using my Stencil Pal for good coverage. This time I used a fresh sheet of foil. I also decided to pop up the inside circle from the frame I created on my first card to serve as my moon for this one! I love this huge roll of foam tape!!
I cut a spooky tree and moved my pieces around to get an idea of how I’d set it up later… and then colored in my critters and of course decided on a completely different layout and decided my tree would be a branch and added a second! Lots of foam tape was used to assemble it all.
For my sentiment for this one, I decided to cut the “You” letters from a foiled piece of toner paper. And of course it was a leftover. I really don’t throw much out…lol!
I didn’t think of cutting them attached to the foam adhesive sheet before I cut them, but that’s ok! It was easy to cut the foam letters separately, adhere them to my moon, peel off the second protective layer and add my foil letters to the top! The rest of the sentiment came from the stamp set.
I decided the bottom needed something so I added some dark hills for the background.
And lastly, I used a really fun set from Rubbernecker Stamps that is coming soon! These dressup pumpkins are so cute!
And I used this spooky stencil, also being released in a few days! I stenciled the moon and then the tree over it and finally these bats and then added some Glitz Glitter Gel for pizzazz!
I added some dots to this one too… scattered amongst the bats. For this one I used the Liquid Adhesive in a similar way, but since they were a little denser than with the pen I just needed to wait a little longer for it to dry enough to add the foil.
And I used a couple different purples for the speckles…
And remember that alcohol ink background? With the leftover foil sheet, I foiled a sheet of toner paper and cut a frame from it!
I love this little group of Halloween friends!
And that’s me for today! I had so much fun working with these sweet winged creatures!
I think Halloween cards are my favorite to make because of the rich colors…
And add a little foil… I think it’s just right!
I hope you enjoyed your visit and you’ll come again soon! I’ve added links below to the products I used today. Thanks for stopping!