Halloween / Fall Blog Blitz - Haunt it
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello Everyone! We are showcasing the halloween/fall release in this Blog Blitz and have I got a fun spooktacular card for you today! You may want to get a warm cuppa and get cozy, because this has lots of details!

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I had this scene in my head and so I planned out where I wanted everything. This finished card is 5x7 inches to fit everything in. I die cut the Magical cauldron, because I wanted the steam parts to show. I placed the cauldron back in, securing it on the back, and also added a tiny piece of gold cardstock behind the holes. I ink blended the panel with Twisted citron, Spiced marmelade, Seedless preserved and Black soot Distress oxide inks. I also diluted a drop of gold acrylic paint with a little water and splattered it over the cauldron.
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I had watched a video of a pull tab technique and decided it could be done without the dies. So I created the pull tab out of black cardstock and cut a narrow strip out of the panel. Make sure you first place your elements and test placement before cutting.
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Pulling the pull tab "arms" through the slot and - again - testing placement, I could mark the pull tab with a pencil to cut off the excess so it wont show on the finished card. Pull the arms back out, cut with your scissors and reposition arms and surprise element. I was placing the Happy Jack O Lantern over the Scary ghost. Since the ghost wasn't quite covered I cut it to size. When placing the Jack o lantern I popped it up with foam squares, making sure they wouldn't be in the way of the ghost going up and down. With a strip of cardstock I secured the pull tab on the back. Also, when adding craft foam to the back I made sure it didn't colide with the pull tab.
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I colored all the die cut elements with Copics, giving them the look of a glow on the one side. This is the Spellcaster witch, how cool is she!
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Here I've used the Friendly cat and the smaller pumpkins are from the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame. I also wanted the cat to have a little cauldron-glow and the eyes are made with a gold pen. The sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.


So here's the card showing the surprise ghost. I let the pull tab stick out from the top of card, looking like a tombstone that rises when the ghost appeares. On the top of the tab I wrote PULL with a gold pen.

And guess what! I couldn't help myself from throwing in a little extra fun, so I heat embossed the ghost with a glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. I think it looks so cool!

So much fun right? 

Tina Floral Signature copy

Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Spellcaster Witch.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)





What a fantasic card! Your coloring is great and I love the glow in the dark ghost

What an amazing card! I love that it's interactive and glows in the dark!!!

I absolutely love the witch casting spells! Great color scheme, too!

Wow! I love it!

Fun card and great
way to make it!
Carla from Utah


Tina, your card has it all going on, interactive, great colors and theme. Gotta try my version after seeing yours. Thanks for sharing.

OMG, this one is jaw dropping.

Me encanta, el suaje de Bruja esta de terror, jajja felicidades te quedo muy bonita la tarjeta

I love everything about this! ❤️❤️❤️

Phenomenal card! Love the way it looks like the witches face is glowing and the added touch of the ghost that pops up is perfect. Of course, the fact that the card glows in the dark is the icing on the cake. Well done! Thanks for the inspiration!

The glowing you achieved is great!!!!!!!!!

What a sweet and adorable card, Tina! You are incredibly talented. Amazing work....

Wonderful Halloween colors. Great background

Super cute!

BOO-tiful card!
LOVE your scene, it's PURE MAGIC :)

Linda bruja preparando su hechizo.

Amazing card! :)

How clever - your colors really GLOW & then I noticed the ghost! Thanks!

This is one of the most fun cars of the season esp the glow in the dark spooky ghost. Love the way it would emerge out of nowhere and the recipient would be so amazed. All the die cuts are really to die for and must haves it seems.. I am totally drooling over the card

Unbelievable spooky card! Such detail! I love detail! Got reread so I can play around with the bkgd technique! Thank you for sharing ur secrets! So kind!

Just seeing this now, what a fantastic card!

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