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Also, I'm posting this for the 31 Days of Halloween challenge on the Smeared Ink Blog. Plus, the Stampendous team are sharing all things dead and/or undead this week. Finally, it's Dreamweaver Thursday, and many of our ghouls are on a death wish as well...bwahahahahaha.
There is a lot going on here. First, the card base is Bazzill Basics cardstock, which has been ink-sprayed through the Dreamweaver Quatrefoil stencil in the background, as well as ripped, torn, smudged, and distressed.
The second layer is a panel of gray Core'dinations cardstock, which has been run through my Big Shot Pro with the Dreamweaver Spider Web, and then sanded to reveal the design. This panel has been thoroughly smudged and distressed as well, and has dripping "goo" created with a Martha Stewart border punch, plus a stamped word from the Perfectly Clear Tricky Words set by Stampendous.
The focal point of this card is, obviously, the "Skull Ghoul Square" image...one of the "All-in-one" Stampendous designs that can stand alone for quick card-making, or taken to crazy-town as shown here. I thought this ghoul was just a bit too cute, so I added some "blood" red on the flowers and dripping onto the skull. The panel has been adhered with Glue Dot® Craft dots to a "post" created from black cardstock with jagged edges, and a bit more ooze for the fun of it. Just a quick "zip" with the Glue Dots® runner, adds perfect adhesive for any embellishment, and the fact that they are clear means that your creation is what catches the eye, not the adhesive. Precisely the reason that I call these adhesive dots, "hidden gems".
The finishing touch is a strip of gauze soaked in Strawberry Daiquiri Memories Mists from Dreamweaver, just for the "EWWWW, ICKKKK" factor! Once dry, I placed Glue Dots Minis strategically across the card, and draped the gauze over them to adhere to the card.
Be sure to visit the rest of the ghouls posting today using the links below. If you've missed any of the other "deadly" creations from this week, or the 31 days of Halloween posts, you can find all the links on the Stampendous blog.