Gerda Steiner Designs


Happy Friday!! Sharing a card today for Gerda Steiner Designs using the spooktacular new Ghosts stamp set! These are the most adorable little ghosts! I just love their expressions!

You can create the funniest little scenes with them and this set includes some super cute birthday sentiments too for your October birthdays. Love that they can be used for more than just Halloween.

That said, I couldn’t wait to make this funny Halloween card and I can’t get enough of that terrified looking ghost! I guess the witch hats are scaring him pretty good.


I started by cutting a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock 4″ x 8 1/4″ and die-cutting a circle from Eclipse masking tape for the moon. I then began blending Broken China Distress ink around the circle to create that glow. Next, I worked from the outside edges of the cardstock towards the moon with Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress inks making sure not to blend over the Broken China. I spritzed a little Perfect Pearls mixed with water to add a few sparkling stars.

I used a paintbrush and watered down Hickory Smoke Distress ink for the craters on the moon and then used a bat stencil from Simon Says Stamp with black modeling paste for a little dimension.

I die-cut a Tim Holtz Gothic Gate die from black cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it a shiny metallic look. This stamp set has a “boo!” sentiment included, but I decided to use a big alphabet die and colored the die-cut letters with Copics for lots of impact. (this alphabet is the new Tim Holtz “Handmade” Sizzix die)


I colored all of the images with Copics and fussy cut them out, but there are also coordinating dies to this set available HERE. The pumpkins are from the new “Pumpkin Bear” Gerda Steiner stamps that I’ll be working with very soon. Love how easy it is to mix and match the Gerda Steiner stamps from various sets.

Hope you have a fabulous crafty weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

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