Halloween Card Using a Negative Coloring Technique

Today I made another Halloween card using two different stamp sets. I used the "Witch Way is the Candy" stamp set by My Favorite Things and the "Creepy Cute" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

I started out by stamping a bunch of pumpkins on a black piece of card stock with Versamark ink. I embossed these pumpkins with a white embossing powder. Next I stamped a bunch of stars to fill in the spaces between the pumpkins and embossed those in a clear embossing powder.


I colored the pumpkins using my Prismacolor pencils. I used a white pencil and a black pencil and shaded them using a negative technique. So for the negative technique I used white for shading and highlight with the black. I was inspired by film photography for this coloring. In film photography the film is your negative. The lights and the darks on the images are inversed on the negative because when you develop them they inverse back. I also used my blender pencil a little bit for this coloring.


For my sentiment I chose a stamp from the Creepy Cute stamp set that says "Boo!" I stamped it with my MISTI tool on some white card stock using Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. I cut the sentiment paper down to a small rectangle and glued it to a piece of vellum so that it has a nice vellum border.


I took a piece of Gina K Tangerine Twist card stock and glued it to a card base. Then I adhered my pumkpin background to that with foam tape. I popped up my sentiment on the card with some foam tape as well. For the finishing touches I added a bunch of purple half pearls to the background to fill in some empty spaces. I glued them down using my Gina K Connect glue. I then went over the letters of the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.