Sunday, October 20, 2013

Naturally Spooky

This week at Pile It On! we're celebrating Halloween & Day of the Dead & all things Cute & Creepy. Our sponsor is Dilly Beans, and she has some of the best digis out there for this theme. I used Witch Hat Skulls Stack (Dilly Beans digi #465):

I printed the skull image on shiny white paper (Recollections) and heat-embossed it with black power. (There's a simple tutorial on how I heat-emboss digi stamps on the bottom of this post.) The corner spider webs were heat-embossed as well, using a rubber stamp from All Night Media. I fussy-cut the skulls and hats separately, and ran the pieces face-down through my sticker machine. I covered the skulls with different glitters from a sample pack in my stash (I wish I had super ultra-fine glitter!). The hats were colored with Copics before adding the adhesive, and then covered with glow-in-the-dark glitter for a late-night surprise!

The little skullie guy is from a pre-colored Dilly Beans set that I've had for a few years. I colored his outfit with Copics.

Card Recipe:
  • Adhesive Pearl Swirl & tiny pearl, colored black with Copics
  • Brads from Recollections
  • Prima flowers
  • Fine glitter from my stash
  • Cuttlebug spider web embossing folder
  • Stampendous detail black & white embossing powders
  • Clear Shapes adhesive corners from Making Memories 
  • Doodlebug Designs button
  • Baker's twine by the Twinery
  • Copic markers
  • Shiny black & white papers from Recollections' Metallics collection
  • Recollections vellum
  • Graphic 45 spider web-patterned DP
  • Spider strip from a DP I bought at Michael's (sorry, cut the info strip off!)
  • BigShot die cutting machine
  • Provocraft zig-zag scissors 
  • Fiskars papercutter
  • Tim Holtz & Martha Stewart scissors
  • Zip-Dry glue & Glossy Accents
  • 3M foam tape

  1. 2 Creative Chicks Challenge #7: Halloween
  2. A & T Emerald Faeries: Sparkle
  3. Country View Crafts' Challenge: Something Spooky
  4. Crafty Creations #244: Sparkle and shine
  5. Crafty Sentiments: Halloween
  6. Dream Valley Challenge: Halloween
  7. Everybody Art Challenge: Ribbon (behind the spiders)
  8. Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: Spooky + Stash (I've had the spider web stamp is almost 2 years, and this is my first time inking it up!)
  9. Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #280: Lots of embellishment
  10. Ribbon Carousel Challenge: Halloween (ribbon & baker's twine)
  11. Sketch N Stash: Sketch + Pearls & Swirls + Stash (the embossing folder and spider web stamp are new-to-me; the glitter & spider-web paper have been untouched for almost a year!)
  12. Sparkle N Sprinkle: Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
  13. Stamp and Create: Halloween

Thank you for visiting,


  1. Oh my! I love this. Love how you used glitter on each of your skeletons. Super cute. You did an amazing job with our sparkle and shine challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.

  2. Such a fabulous Halloween card and I just love all that sparkle!
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    Chrissie xx

  3. Fabulous & Fun!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  4. Fabulous H'ween card! Thank you so much for sharing your sparkly creation with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  5. What a fabulous creation!! Thanks for sharing with us at Oldie But A Goodie and Good Luck. Sarah

  6. this is a very pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us at SNS challenge!

  7. Oh I do love this, what a fabulous piece of Art xxx

  8. This is fabulous CG, I love all the heat embossed elements. You are so creative, thanks as always for the inspiration and also for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:) Hugs!

  9. Fab creation great use of heat embossing and thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week

  10. I love how you accented these skulls...I never thought I would type that out :) Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog! We hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  11. Your skeletons are adorable all glittered up. Like all the layers as well.Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Come back soon. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  12. CG - this is such a cool Hallowen card - love all the glitter!!

  13. Spooktacular card - the glittered skulls are fab!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x


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