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Owl Always Love a Costume Party

Owl Always Love a Costume Party

Welcome to Del & Artie’s portion of today’s blog hop! This is my first time participating in a blog hop and I’m wicked happy you’ve stopped in to see what I created for you this Halloween!

All week, I’ve been playing with the OWL LOVE YOU stamp set from Brutus Monroe. I wanted to work up to today using the stamp set in a very conventional way each day until Halloween rolled around. You can see the other cards I designed using this stamp set on my Instagram Feed: @delandartie. Here’s one just for reference:

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Today, the owls have spared no expense in their costumes, hiring a private makeup artist (Del) to create their disguises for them. On the left, we have a zombie and on the right we have a vampire. Zombies and Vampires make up the bulk of my horror film watching.

To create the zombie owl, I stamped the owl image using my Brutus Monroe Raven Ink pad onto a post-it note. I cut the left eye and a portion of the side of the owl out to make a mask. With the mask on some Bristol Smooth Cardstock, I stamped the image of the owls again and drew in the eye popped out eye and the side of the owl that had not been stamped, using a Copic Fine Liner .5mm pen. Then I drew the cape and fangs onto the other owl to make a vampire.

I took out my Arteza Real Brush Pens and colored in the zombie a with a few shades of green and a bit of brown, as well. For the vampire owl, I used a few shades of gray and made the cape red, with gray for shadowing. I fussy cut out the image and set it aside.

For the background, I took of piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock, some Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks and blended them together. I made sure to leave a white circle to make it appear that the moon had risen and these two were off to a Halloween Party. After blending in the moonlight, I took my Brutus Monroe Clouds Background Stamp and stamped it using the Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.

I popped the owls up on to some foam tape for some dimension. I grabbed the Time Holtz Things/Talk stamp set and masked out the ‘hall’ in “Happy Halloween”. Then, I stamped in the word Owl from the Brutus Monroe stamp set and heat embossed it all with Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder. I popped up the sentiment on some foam tape and mounted it under the owls.

Thanks for joining in today and for reading this step-by-step guide to making this terrific Halloween card. Please go shopping and use the affiliate links in this post to purchase the items for yourself!!

***GIVEAWAY!*** We wanted to have a little fun with our blog hop this week, and give away ONE $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Brutus Monroe store! Just leave a comment on each blog post along the hop to be entered! Winner will be announced on next Wednesday's blog hop post, November 7th, on the Brutus Monroe blog. Please remember to check back next week to see if you are the winner! 

***BONUS ENTRY- Post ANY project you have created in the Brutus Monroe Fan Club group on Facebook with the hashtag, #TrickOrTreatGiveaway! Good luck!

Supplies List:

Owl Love You Stamp Set from Brutus Monroe

Clouds Background Stamp from Brutus Monroe

Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder

Brutus Monroe Raven Ink

Arteza Real Brush Pens 96 ct

Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Ranger Ink Blending Tool from Brutus Monroe

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks at Scrapbook.com

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