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Thu 21

Whimsy Halloween
by Sherry Hester

Hi everyone! The Halloween blog blitz is in full swing with lots of fun inspiration!

The Whimsy characters are ... well, they're just real characters! I chose to use the Whimsy Bat and the Whimsy Ghost in the composition of my Halloween card today.

Boo - 1

I started with a piece of white card stock cut to 3-3/4" x 5", and then die cut one of the smaller circles from the Circle Basics set of dies from light weight paper. Using the opening as stencil, I sponged on Scattered Straw to create the moon. I then masked that off with the die cut circle and began sponging on Black Soot Distress Ink, a little darker at the top and with a lighter touch moving downward, also adding a few smudges over the moon. On top of that, I sponged on Dusty Concord, again lightening the intensity moving downward.  I then splattered Dusty Concord on the background.

Next I die cut three Whimsy Ghosts from white card stock, and the Whimsy Bat from black card stock. I lightly sponged Black Soot around the edges of each ghost for definition, and added a piece of black card stock to the backs of each of the ghosts, with a dot of white for the eyes. I filled in the ties on the ghosts with purple glitter (although it's a little hard to see in the picture), and used the same purple glitter on the bat's wings. I added a piece of white card stock behind the bat's eyes and added black dots for its eyes. I die cut two of the Woodland Branch from black card stock, and snipped away a part of one so they would look different. The little specks you see on the ghosts are from the glitter ... couldn't seem to control it!!

Boo - 2

I then arranged the ghosts into the branch limbs as shown. Foam tape was added to the backs of the ghosts and the bat and then adhered. I die cut the little "boo" word from black card stock and added it where shown. To finish the card, I added some of the Fairy Sparkle sequins from Birch Press Design.

Boo - 3

If you'd like to win the Whimsy Ghost die, please leave a comment on this post! There are great prizes each day, so be sure to add your comments on all of them! The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 24th. One comment will be randomly chosen for each post, and it just might be yours!!!  Have a wonderful rest of the week, and thanks for stopping by!




This is adorable. I love all the layers.

Those ghosts are just adorable - love the little sparkly touches. Awesome card.

Oh how I love, love your whimsical little 'Halloweenies" so CUTE!! The sponged background is awesome, too!!

This is a cute card ! I really love the Whimsy Ghost die.

These little ghost are so cute I really like this card.

Such a cute card! It's spooky but still fun and whimsical! Great design!

Very nice card - love your pretty background and these cute Whimsy dies !

Fun card! Love the bat and ghosts!

A boo-tiful card! The whimsy characters are very fun.

Perfect Halloween background. The new whimsy dies are so cute! Great card.

Friendliest ghosts ever! Cute card, thanks for sharing.

Love these cute little guys, So perfect and friendly Halloween card!

This is such a cute and fun Halloween card, love the bats sparkly wings.

Such a cute card!!! Love the whimsy ghost and his little hat!!!

Very sweet card, Sherry. Love the little hat on the ghost:)

Love your spooky scene. Pretty stamped distress oxide inked background and that woodland branch die makes a perfect Halloween accent. :) GOOD job!

Love the cute little faces on this card. Great for children. Thanks for sharing!

Those ghosts are super cute, and I love your background! Great card!!

Great card that isn’t too scary etc to send to kids. Your background is super fun and the sparkles add just the right touch!

so funny those cute little ghosts! Love your card!

What a great Halloween card! Another great die in this new release. Thanks for sharing your card idea with us.

This is a lovely Halloween creation - super new releases --- I so like how you did that background! TFS

It doesn't get any cuter than that whimsy ghost!!!

Cute card and the background is perfect. I like the whimsy ghost.

Awww Sherry, this is sweet!

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