Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Ghoulish Fright Halloween Card...

Hi everyone, I'm so glad you stopped by today!  I'm sharing another fun card I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2018 Release.  Tim has a great video here, showing us all the wonderful samples and ideas from this new Halloween release.
Let me walk you through how I put this card together.  To start with I applied Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide using a blending tool w/foam to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  This cardstock really soaks up that color wonderfully.
To layer more color and kick it up a notch, I swirled on some Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide to the outer edges of the cardstock.
I thought it would be fun to create an ombre effect with a little Black Soot Distress Ink to the bottom portion of the cardfront.
I added a bit of distress with watered down Black Soot Distress Paint splatters.

I added color to a new sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock, using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide.
Then applying Black Soot Distress Ink to create more ombre to bottom half of cardstock.
I did spray a little spritz of water on colored cardstock with Distress Sprayer, then dried with heat tool.  After dried I diecut the Vintage Spirits Thinlits word "fright" from wilted violet/black soot cardstock.
I diecut the Ghoulish shapes using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Ghoulish Thinlit dies, out of Classic Kraft and white cardstock.  The bats, vampire and zombie get a little sanding to expose the underlying kraft.
I layered everything up on a black cardbase, kraft panel and cardfront.  I also did a little messy sewing.  Then, I adhered the Ghoulish diecut using Distress Collage Matte Medium and "fright" with black foam squares.
Those little bats are so stinkin' cute!
I really love the new Ghoulish Thinlits die set, I have lots of plans for it!
I hope you give it a try!  I'll be sharing more of my fall/halloween projects in the weeks to come.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time and have a wonderful day! xx


I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!


  1. Love this! You're pieces are so inspiring. TFS Bobbi!

  2. A great design using these fun new Ghoulish dies! thanks for the great tutorial!

  3. Ghoulishly delightful; I love the Frightful technique and the background ( pinned it for reference )!