I was inspired by SCS this week to get out my Stipple brushes. These little babies had never been used due to sheer ignorance of what I could do with them. After being inspired by a simple tutorial on stipple basics, I decided to give it a try on a Halloween card that I had been wanting to work on for awhile.
I love long cards and had not created one in awhile. The finished card here is 3 1/4" by 6 1/2" so that it will fit into SU!'s small open-ended envelopes. The focal image was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock with Basic Black ink. I used my SU! ticket corner punch to give the image more interest. I then used my Basic Grey to stipple the background on the white cardstock. (Definitely play with this technique on a scratch piece of paper before trying it on your finished product.) This helps to tone down the starkness of the white against the gray DSP.
I also wanted to mask my moon so that I could sponge the color on instead of using markers. I am sure that I am not the only one that HATES to cut things out, but I figured that there was no way around it on this one. THEN..... I noticed that the 1 3/8" circle punch was the exact size of the moon. NO CUTTING!! I just punched my circle out of a post-it note and placed it over the moon. Then I began to sponge away.
Using some ribbon and some more of my Chills & Thrills rub-ons, I completed my spooky sentiment! Have fun with this technique!
Be Inspired by Life,