Clearly Besotted

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween! I didn’t get a chance to make many cards for Halloween this year, but I just adore these Halloween Hippos from Clearly Besotted so I spent a fun day yesterday making this one.

I was inspired by a Halloween card that Sandy Allnock made several years ago with a large moon in the background. I tried to get some shadows and moon glow, but admittedly I’m not so skilled at scene cards and nighttime scenes are really tough. I love how it turned out, though!

Every time you practice and try something new, you grow.

This card involved a lot of masking and inking. You always want to mask whatever is in the very forefront first, so I stamped and masked the hippos, then masked the ground they’re standing on since I wanted the moon behind it. I used Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke and a touch of Black Soot distress inks. Leaving the hippos masked, I then masked the ground and die-cut a circle from eclipse tape. I masked the moon and inked the night sky starting with Antique Linen right along the edges of the moon and then Hickory Smoke into the edge of the Antique Linen and Black Soot along the outside edges.

I then masked the night sky using the negative die-cut portion of the circle and inked the moon with Scattered Straw. I added some craters with W2 and W0 Copics and colored the hippos with Copics.

I finished it off with the white heat embossed sentiment and die-cut the scene using a Penny Black Antique Frame die.

Hope you have a fun night if you’re taking little ones trick-or-treating and thanks for stopping by!

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