Sunday, October 19, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 19

Welcome to Day 19 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. As you know by now, I am participating in this month-long blog hop with some extremely talented artists.  The complete list of Wicked Bloggers (that's what we are called) are in my 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

And today, I have another journal card to go into my mini album.  This is simple but pretty effective!
Cut paprika card stock to 3"x 5", round corners.

Trim print card stock slightly smaller, round corners, and emboss with Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Add scraps of graveyard black paper beneath die cut openings.  This will allow the black to pop through the design.
Hit the high spots on the design with Black Soot distress ink.  
Stamp Sin City Stamps grunge birds onto smooth white card stock with Black StazOn.  Lay embossed paper layer over image, decide what area you want to show through the opening, and trace around the top layer.
 Spritz the stamped image with the glimmer mists in this order:  Daffodil, then lay stencil over image, spritz with Cork, then Crushed Shells.  When dry, adhere print layer over image and cut off excess.
Stamp and heat emboss "Evil Ahead" with Versamark and detail black embossing powder.  Add four gem stickers in each corner.  See finished photo above.


3"x 5" Paprika card stock
Momenta Halloween paper pack
Sin City Stamps Urban Grunge stamp set
Martha Stewart Spooky Phrases stamp set
Graveyard Black card stock
Cuttlebug cut and emboss folder - Elegant Ellipse
Ink Pads:  Black Soot Distress, Black StazOn, Versamark
Tim Holtz Stencil: Shattered
Glimmer Mists:  Daffodil, Cork, Crushed Shells
Detail black embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are having as much fun with this hop as I am.

Barbara Rankin


  1. Another amazing make Barbara, I don't know how you do it to come up with something else every day... wow!

  2. Beautiful journaling card, the contrast between image and background is amazing.

  3. Beautiful technique on the background on this card! And the mists made such a aged wonderful look! Simply wonderful!

  4. A fun journal card. Love the embossing and gems.

  5. Your mini cards are going to make this album something to sit and look at over and over. I see something new everytime I enjoy your cards.

  6. Gorgeous! Love the die cut frame and layered stenciling over the fab stamp. Beautiful card. xxD

  7. Love this card and your layering. Wonderful bird stamp, love it! Especially like the window opening, really beautiful and vintage.

  8. Love the journal card! Thanks for the tutorial! Great images and colour scheme!

  9. Your mini journal cards are coming along nicely and this is another GORE-geous one! Love it!

  10. this really look cool i like how you can change the inside

  11. This is a great card! Love your step-by-step guides--I always read them carefully and more often than not learn something new from you. Today it's the idea to tuck a different color card stock under the die cut openings--*smacks forehead*--now why didn't I think of that!? :)

  12. Gorgeous journal card! Love that image.

  13. Ha! You made it sound so easy to create! Lots of layers to achieve that fantastic look!