Deep Purple Halloween Roses + Copic Coloring

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Hello! I thought I’d switch it up today instead of doing a clean and simple style card. I tried my hand at a pseudo-shabby-chic card with deep purple Halloween roses.. but it kinda came out like a cross between the two. I nailed the shabby part though, ha!

Deep Purple Halloween Roses + Copic Coloring

The stamp I used is the Winter Roses background from Whimsy Stamps’s October Release. I just love it. They aren’t so wintery on this card, though, and that’s a good thing. I was going for creepy and dark, with a touch of age and mildew. Something you’d find in an old attic.

Deep Purple Halloween Roses + Copic Coloring

To make this card, I stamped the Winter Roses background on a piece of Neenah white cardstock, then colored the flowers. The Copic list is:

  • Roses: V93, V95, V99
  • Leaves: BV23, BV25, BV29

To age the card, I tore the edges and inked them up a little bit with some Black Soot Distress Ink. Then, I sprinkled some Nuvo Shimmer Powder over the roses and misted the cardstock lightly with water to activate the pigments. Once that was all dry, I stamped the sentiment (from You’re My Boo) with VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne.

A bow didn’t really match this, so I used a craft knife to create two small cuts to tuck my ribbon underneath. Next, I used my tweezers to pull at the edges of those cuts so they would match the border of my card front. To finish up, I adhered everything to an A2 card base with a strong Glue Tape.

Deep Purple Halloween Roses + Copic Coloring

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