For my celebration, I chose to focus on Halloween with the new Have A Hoot Bundle (item #155208) in the upcoming August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, which launches August 4th. I paired it with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder (item #153578) that can also be found in the new catalog and I love the texture it adds to the background.
I chose Pumpkin Pie cardstock for my card base and added a layer of Basic Black cardstock that I embossed with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder to create this wonderfully detailed background. It's hard to see in the photos, but I am already in love with this new embossing folder and can't wait to use it on more projects. Using the labels die from the Peek A Hoot Dies, I die cut the openings in the Basic Black card front to create windows for my images to "peek" through.
To create the background for the images, I used a layer of Whisper White cardstock the same size as the Basic Black cardstock layer and using a pencil, I traced a faint outline for each window onto the Whisper White layer. I then stamped the two larger owl images onto the Whisper White cardstock layer using Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that they lined up inside the two larger windows. I colored the branches using the Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo and colored the background of all three windows with the Gorgeous Grape Watercolor Pencil from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 pack (item #149014). I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the pencil lines to create a soft watercolor look for the background. I also used the Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencil from the same set, to add a little light around the spider image and smoothed it out with the Blender Pen.
The owls were stamped a second time onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and I colored each of the images from the Have A Hoot stamp set (item #153389) using a variety of colors of Stampin' Blends Markers. I then die cut them using the coordinating dies from the Peek A Hoot Dies (item #153573). I attached the Whisper White layer behind the Basic Black layer so that the stamped backgrounds appeared through the windows. I then added the die cut images to the windows using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop them up.
For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image onto a scrap of Highland Heather cardstock with White Embossing Powder and colored the embossed sentiment with the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Marker to color it. I die cut the sentiment with one of the small oval dies from the Layering Ovals Dies and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals in the bottom left corner. I attached the card front to the Pumpkin Pie card base to complete the design. This bundle was one of my "Must Haves" from the new catalog and I love that it covers a variety of seasons. When you order the stamp set and coordinating dies as a bundle, you save 10%.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that you enjoy my card design and it inspires you to create your own beautiful projects. Creating projects for the holidays can be so much fun and there are so many great options in the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog to explore.
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