For today’s card, I used the Haunted Halloween (AT-0205) Bloom Benefit (Available with an order of $75 or more – see the end of this post for more details on the Bloom Benefits) from the Journey Holiday Trends Mini (CL-0028) as the focal point for this card. I had leftover of the Black (IP-0099) and Silver (IP-0100) embossing powder that I had mixed together from the card the day before so I decided to try it with this stamp. I do love how the Silver mixed with Black looks. I embossed the image onto a piece of Tangerine Fusion (CS-0036) cardstock and cut it out using the Fancy Labels Die (DI-0035). Using the same size die, I cut out a piece of the Mirror Silver (CS-0137) cardstock. I then cut that piece in half and used Easy Glide (AD-0081) to adhere the Happy Halloween piece.
I took a piece of River Stone (CS-0094) cardstock and embossed it with the Spider Web Die Set (DI-0107). [I really love my Amaze Machine and Journey Platinum because they show you a colored picture on the magnetic platform of how to make your “sandwich” for embossing, die cutting and using your dies for embossing]. I took my Buttercream Ink pad (IP-0031) and gently rubbed it over the raised image and then did the same with the Rock Candy (IP-0028).
I cut a small piece of pattern paper from the Fall Fest Prints (PP-0048) and some Black Satin Ribbon (AC-0106) and adhered them to the embossed River Stone piece. Using Easy Glide, I adhered the River Stone card front to the Tangerine Fusion card base. Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), I popped up the Happy Halloween piece onto the card front as well.
The bats came from the Snapshot Frames Die (DI-0045). I cut one out of Black Licorice(CS-0003) cardstock and the other I applied a piece of our White Liner Sheets (AD-0113) to a piece of Black Licorice cardstock before running the second bat through the die. I then peeled off the backing and applied Sparkle Dust (AC-0013). I applied those to the card front using Foam Squares. Magical Candy Drops (AC-0106) were added.
For the inside of the card I used a couple more pieces from the Fall Fest Prints paper pack and then added the sentiment Gimme Some Sugar from the Gimme Sugar ATS (AT-0205). The spider came from the Potion Tags (SS-0390) [the Potion Tags coordinate with the Bread Tags Die (DI-0133). The words were stamped in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) and the spider was stamped in Rock Candy.
The Bloom Benefits are shown in the beginning of both the Journey Holiday Trends Mini (CL-0028) and the Annual Catalog (CL-0025). There are different Bloom Benefits available in each catalog and you can mix and match them. You don’t need to select your Bloom Benefits from just one catalog. I love that for any order over $50 you get to choose a Bloom Benefit. Who doesn’t love to get something special with their order. There are different Bloom Benefits available depending on your order amount (the amount before tax and shipping – and yes coaches can get Bloom Benefits with their orders as well).
May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.