Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hot Mess Halloween

Today is the 12th and it is time for another Hot Mess card.  This is card number 27 and we are well into year #3. The idea of Hot Mess ~ Success started with Kelly and the general theme is to Get Messy and you will have Success!  Messiness can be almost anything that we come up with--glitter, alcohol inks, glimmer glitz, sponged backgrounds, etc., anything that is a bit messy.  We are a group of 6 and we will post a card each month on the 12th.  The links to the other 5 members are on my left side bar and I will also link them at the bottom at this post.

For this month's messiness, I made 30 of these cards!  Yes, messy times 30 and my craft desk and hands were proof of it.  These are the swap cards I made for Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy, which was held last weekend in Des Moines Iowa--an in person event!  I am writing this before the weekend, but I am so sure I had a great time and also came home with 30 wonderful swap cards for other attendees!  And, I am sure some new TE stamping toys and probably some fun swag too.  Maybe even a door prize--crossing my fingers for that one!

This background was made with a stamp and a stencil combo from Taylored Expressions called Happy Halloween.  First, I stamped the words with Pumpkin ink--it is a very large stamp that almost covers the entire card.  Then, I lined up the matching stencil and used Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel in Black over the top.  The gel sometimes gets under the stencil, so there were a few errant glitters on the front!  I then added a couple of glittery bats that I punched out from the TE Black Glitter cardstock layer.  I added a few TE Black Drip Drops for the final touch!   I really like the look of this card and hope you do too.  I also sure hope my fellow swappers liked it too!

Here is the inside of my card, with a strip of the glitter cardstock and another bat:

Here are the links to the other members of Hot Mess ~ Success.  Please be sure to check out Jeanette's, Terry'sKelly's , Carol's and Darlene's blogs. I am sure you will enjoy seeing how everyone got messy and was successful in making some great cards!   We will all continuing this year, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on November12th.  

Image/Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Happy Hello Stamp and Stencil Combo

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Oreo, Pumpkin, Black Glitter

Ink:  Pumpkin

Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Black Drip Drops; Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel-Black; Stampin' Up Bat Punch


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, your card is such fun - love the Halloween greeting and how everything goes together beautifully. The glitz glitter gel makes a striking design!

Carol W said...

Wow Barb....30??? This is a great card and looks so time consuming. I would be mess from head to foot. This is a fun card for Halloween and I'm sure the people you swapped with really enjoyed getting it. Well Done!

Darlene LeTavec said...

WOW! 30, huh? You overachiever you! LOL
Seriously, this card is fantastic. That glitter gel looks amazing and the bats are adorable!