Halloween Card With Stencilled Background

One of our Artisan Design Team members, Susan Wong, recently posted about CASEing projects from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue and this post created a great conversation among the team. If you haven’t heard of CASE before, it means Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything. Basically, you find a project that you like and find inspiration from the colours, layout, or techniques used and then create something yourself! Susan challenged us to find something in the catalogue to CASE and that was not an easy thing to do. There were too many to choose from!!

I finally decided to CASE a mermaid card from page 58 of the 2021-22 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and copied the layout as well as the background stencilling technique.

Instead of a mermaid theme, I went with a Halloween theme!

For the background stencil I chose a geometric mask from the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks. I blended ink over the mask on Basic White card stock (3.5″ x 5″) using Pumpkin Pie, Polished Pink, and Highland Heather ink. The black card stock had a circle die cut from the centre and then splattered with white craft ink. Then I added a greeting from the Cutest Halloween stamp set and fussy cut a few ghosts from the coordinating Cute Halloween DSP. To finish it off, a few star sequins in black, orange, and purple were added.

For more details on how I made this card and a special tip on organizing the decorative masks, please enjoy the video tutorial:

I loved this CASEing challenge and I think I will try to take on a few more from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue!! If you want to see what the rest of the team has created for this challenge, be sure to check out #CASEathecattie on Instagram.


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