Spooky ATC cards

It’s almost Halloween!  Can you believe it?  Both of my kids are grown and I don’t do the Halloween thing as much as when they were little.  Now, I decorate more with Fall decorations, but I did have an urge today to create some spooky ATC cards.  I love layering stencils to create unique backgrounds.  Here I created 3 different cards all with different stencils.

 I started with 3 cardboard cards that I had trimmed down to the 2.5″ x 3.5″ size of ATC’s.  I applied some gesso and then sprayed each of them with some mister spray inks from DecoArt Media Line and Dylusions.

Then I layers each of them with stencils and acrylic paint. The black card I used ArtistCellar’s Quasi and mini Chicken wire stencils.  I had an “at sign” stencil that used with a glimmery spray.  The orange card in the center I used ArtistCellar’s Infra and Peacock Feathers from Balzer Designs.  I spritzed on a purple using an ampersand stencil I had.  The last card I layered with the Fibo stencil and turned it different directions and 2 shades of orange.

I was pleased with the backgrounds and now ready to add the final touches.


I stamped some spooky ghosts and a Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein on some scrapbook paper.  Fussy cut them out and gave them a distressed look with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in  Vintage Photo and Black Soot.  I also used a cobweb stamp from Stampers Anonymous and a steam punk gears stamp from RubberMoon.  I adhered the images with some gel medium.


I applied some Tim Holtz sticker letters to a couple of the cards.



Here they are, what do you think?  I really enjoy making these cards.  I have quite a collection so far and will need to find a way to display them in my studio so they can be seen, instead of stored in a binder.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today and remember to check back often for some more creative inspiration.


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