Spooky Bats Go Neutral Halloween Card

Create a Halloween card using Stampin Up Spooky Sweets & Spooky Bats Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Today’s Halloween Card uses the Stampin’ Up! Spooky Sweets stamp set and coordinating Spooky Bats Punch.  They are on the list of My Favorite Things in the 2018 Holiday Catalog here.

Spooky Sweets Bundle – Images @ Stampin’ Up!

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Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base with Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer.  Layer a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Early Espresso card stock on an angle as shown and adhere with Snail Adhesive.

Using the Stamparatus (read about this must-have stamp positioning tool here), stamp the texture stamp from Spooky Sweets stamp set on a piece of 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 piece of Sahara Sand. 

Create a Halloween card using Stampin Up Spooky Sweets & Spooky Bats Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

TIP:  Brush a small amount of water over the stamped areas with an Aqua Painter.  This adds a soft “sepia” affect.  I learned this technique from Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Mike Funke.  Check out his gorgeous fall card and video demonstration.  Adhere the Sahara Sand layer slightly on an angle to the card base with Snail Adhesive.

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the three bats, moon and “Happy Halloween” sentiment on Sahara Sand card stock with Soft Suede Ink.  Use the Aqua Painter again on the bats and moon to create a “sepia” effect.

Crop the bats using the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Spooky Bats Punch.  Crop the moon using the Twinkle Builder Punch.  Adhere bats and moon to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Crop the sentiment with the stitched die from Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.  Wrap twice with Linen Thread and tie in a bow.  Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Create a Halloween card using Stampin Up Spooky Sweets & Spooky Bats Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

Using the Twinkle Builder Punch, crop stars from Stampin’ Up! Gold Foil Sheets and Early Espresso card stock.  Adhere two largest stars with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere the balance of  the smaller stars with snail.

Add self-adhesive gold metallic pearls – three on the moon and one on the sentiment.

Crop an Early Espresso polka dot pattern with the envelope liner die (Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies) and adhere to the outside flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.

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GET SPOOKY & SPLASHY WITH COLOR!  I created the card below with the Spooky Sweets stamp set and Spooky Bats Punch.  Supply list and tutorial for this card are here.  My WOW! video with tips and a closer look at the products is below!

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  1. Robbye Hamilton

    A beautifully unique take on a Halloween card. I love the shimmer from the foil.

  2. Jeannine Garner

    This stamp bundle is really growing on me. Great card! Thanks for the reminder of your video about the tips for this bundle, too.

  3. Love, Love, Love this card! One of my favorites!

  4. Kadie Labadie

    There is SO MUCH about this card that is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Teresa Larson

    Love this card! Have this set.. now I will use it … love the neutral tones of this card!

  6. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh, Mary, Mary, Mary…..I’m in love with this color combination for a Halloween card, totally non-traditional colors but that doesn’t take anything away from the totally spectacular look, love the touch of gold of the stars and pearls, what a fabulous detail.
    This card seems to be geared for an adult Trick or Treater, LOL!! This color combination makes it look elegant as well as fun.
    Off to Pinning it to my Halloween board.
    Thank you so much for sharing, and I love watching the video again.

  7. This technique is gorgeous, Mary! Such a lovely effect with the neutral tones! <3

  8. Linda Riesgraf

    You hit another one out of the park Mary! It’s so refreshing to have a Halloween card that is not black and orange. Love the neutrals with the little metallic accents and that adorable stitched label.. And thank you for sharing Mike Funke’s sepia technique. Can’t wait to try that with my Aquapainter.

  9. Such a cute and fun card! Am I missing something? Are there also stars on the spooky bats punch?

    • Oh my heavens . . . I completely neglected to include the Twinkle Builder Punch for cropping the moon and stars. The post and product supply list are updated! Thanks for the heads up, KB!

  10. Sherlie Magaret

    Love the Halloween card, Cant wait to get it. I love the bundles with the punches, makes everything so easy to use.

  11. Nancy Farrell

    Oh, Mary, I love this card. It is the best Halloween card I have ever seen. I don’t send out Halloween cards, but this one could sure make me start. Love, love, love the palet!
    Have a blessed day.

  12. That’s adorable!

  13. SUPER-DE-DUPER Cute! Love it with this color….FUN!

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