Halloween Family Portrait

There are few things I love more than vampires, especially pop culture ones.  Being a big geek helps me a bit in this regard, since most of my friends know my eclectic tastes.  In this case, my best friend found this Grampa Munster rubber stamp at Viva Las Vegas Stamps and bought it for me.  Since then, I just kept playing around with this specific stamp and created some of the best cards I’ve made.

This particular one uses a few Museum of Modern Rubber (the bats), Little Elaine (Frame and Winged Skull) and some other random stamps I had hanging around the house (Leavenworth Jackson Bat, All Night Media for Spiders and the Inkadinkado cling Lightning).

The frame from Little Elaine was stamped in archival black ink onto glossy paper, which is then colored in and fussy cut out.  Grampa is stamped onto glossy cardstock, colored with watercolor markers and a distress oxide background.  Orange cardstock is cut to standard card size and then the edges are stamped in black with the various bats, lightning, spiders, and at the bottom, centered, is a winged skull stamped in white.

Foam tape was used between those layers and Grampa is placed in the frame and glued directly to the orange cardstock base.  The frame should slightly float above the orange cardstock and the skull stamp is overlapped by the frame’s base, making it appear to be part of the frame (expanding the fussy cut frame).  Orange cardstock edges were punched out with a fancy corner puncher before all the paper edges were inked in black.

Really turned out awesome.  Very proud of this one!

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