Today the brand new August – December 2020 Mini Catalog goes live! To celebrate, I used two brand new products. I used the stamp set from the Hallows Night Magic Bundle, and the dies from the Snow Wonder Bundle to create today’s Happy Halloween card. The background was created using the Smooshing Technique. Basically you smear some ink around a slick surface, like a Window Sheet, and spritz it with water, then “smoosh” paper into it. Every piece is unique.

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Here are the new products I used:

I used the stamp set from this bundle.Hallows Night Magic Bundle, Item 155188, Stampin' Up!, shop at #stampcandy


I used the dies from this bundle, specifically the one at the bottom left. The die is taller than the 7/8″ strip for the sentiment, but I centered it over the sentiment, and used it to cut only the ends.Snow Wonder Bundle, Item 155185, Stampin' Up! Shop at #stampcandy


Here’s what I made:

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I heat embossed the sentiment in white, then colored it with a Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Marker.Hallows Night Magic stamp set bundle, Snow Time Dies, smooshing technique, Happy Halloween card by Candy ford #stampcandy #handmadecards, #stampinup #halloween


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Shimmery White CS layer cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 4″ x 7/8″
  • Smoky Slate CS cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ for the inside of the card base (Purple Posy or Highland Heather CS would work well also.)

Smooshing Technique:

  • Gorgeous Grape and Tuxedo Black Memento ink refills dripped onto a Window Sheet, then swirled around
  • water spritzed onto the ink
  • Shimmery White CS layer laid on the Window Sheet to transfer the ink to it, then lifted it and laid it down in a different area of the Window Sheet
  • continued “smooshing” the CS in the ink until I liked the look
  • set the CS aside to dry completely
  • Just a few drops of ink are more than enough for one card, so I smooshed 4 pieces of the Shimmery White CS. I’ll hold on to the other three for future projects. You can see in this photo that there was still some ink left on the Window Sheet.The piece at the bottom left is the one I used for today’s card, because I thought it looked the most like a spooky sky.Hallows Night Magic stamp set bundle, Snow Time Dies, smooshing technique, Happy Halloween card by Candy ford #stampcandy #handmadecards, #stampinup #halloween

Stamped with the Hallows Night Magic stamp set:

  • the bats in Tuxedo Black ink onto the smooshed CS layer
  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the strip of Basic Black CS, then heat embossed it in white

Cut using the Snow Time Dies:

  • sentiment
  • I centered the strip in the die to cut only the ends.

Colored using a Stampin’ Blends Marker:

  • embossed sentiment in Dark Highland Heather

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • smooshed layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment adhered onto the smooshed layer using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 2 Red Rhinestones applied onto the larger bat as eyes
  • Smoky Slate CS glued onto the inside of the card base (I think I’ll try using Purple Posy or Highland Heather CS on the inside of the cards I make using the other smooshed pieces.)


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Here’s what I used:

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