Saturday, October 18, 2014

Altered Pages and Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 18

Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 18.  Barbara here with an extra posting for Altered Pages, who is also one of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop sponsors.  Our Design Team is participating in this month-long hop, so if you would like to hop along, the blog roll is on the side bar!  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.

To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Welcome to Day 18 of the 31 Days of Halloween
Be sure to check back each day and see what they create with our partner products from Art Anthology!  Also, be sure to post a comment right here  each day on the blog for a chance to win a prize package from ArtAnthology and
Well, I seem to be on a roll making Halloween cards.  I just love them.  I had this cool stamp from the Altered Pages Mailbox Muse and have been dying to use it. 

Trim graveyard black card stock to 10" x 6-1/2", fold in half to make 5" x 6-1/2" card.

Trim purple damask print paper (Botanical Odyssey) just slightly smaller than the card.  Paint edge of paper with a thick line of AA Imperial (purple) paint.  This paint dries dimensional, so it looks like you heat embossed the edge with embossing powder.  
Die cut the largest accent tag from the yellow polka dot paper (Check-In paper) and highlight the embossed areas and around the perimeter by leaving the paper inside the die and inking with Milled Lavender distress ink through the die.  
Stamp stack of skulls image onto the accent tag with Gothic Purple StazOn.  I used a stamp positioner to ensure accuracy.

Make a mini rosette from purple multi-stripe paper (Botanical Odyssey) and ink edges with Milled Lavender ink.  Adhere Raven rhinestone to center.

Paint a chip tag with white gesso.  When dry, ink "Something Creepy for You" stamp with Versamark ink and black embossing powder.
Paint with Art Anthology Imperial dimensional acrylic paint.
Add a 4" ball chain through tag, and wrap around a foam dot placed where your rosette will be adhered.
Attach rosette to pop dot, and color giant rhinestone with a purple alcohol marker.
Lastly, I added black bling to the artisan tag, as shown in the finished photo.


Altered Pages:  Graveyard Black card stockKaisercraft Botanical Odyssey paper pad; Kaisercraft Check-In paper pad; Muse Gothic rubber stamps; Glitz Raven Giant Rhinestones; Bazzill Chip Tags; white gesso; black bling
IMAGINATION Crafts/Tsukineko:  Black, Gothic Purple StazOn midi ink pads; 
Tim Holtz:  Milled Lavender distress ink pad
Sizzix Mini Rosettes die
Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents die

So glad you stopped by today.  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win the grand prize on the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog hop.

Barbara Rankin


  1. I am so enjoying your cards and learning so much! The stamp is amazing and I love the rosette on the foam dot and the hanging tag! That paint adds such dimension which I love in everything....another thing to add to my wish list!!

  2. Nice card and love the mini rosette!

  3. Awesome layers and love all the details. The owl is so cute. The texture and layers are to die for gorgeous!~kim

  4. One lst try to comment before I give up.
    The raven rosette is one of my favorite embellishments.

  5. Great card - love the image and the mini-rosette!

  6. Beautiful card! I love the rosette made from the striped paper, it makes it look like each portal was made separately

  7. Really stunning and I enjoyed another look see :0)

  8. Fabulous card. Love the colors and textures.

  9. Love the raven rosette, great tags!

  10. Wonderful card! Love that skull stack image and the rosette is really cool!

  11. So happy to have another look! Love the die cut and fabulous tag hanging from the rosette. xxD