Hi everyone, Audrey here, sharing a quick inspiration Halloween card project today featuring Tim Holtz's fabulous new Alterations Apothecary Bottles Die.
If you all are Halloween lovers like me, you are going to adore the new Apothecary Bottles Die. So fun for spooky designs, like my card, but I could also see using this die for so many other occasions and seasons than just Halloween. Wouldn't this jar make a sweet vase for flowers? Or tuck a few candy canes or pine boughs into the bottle for an instant Christmas look. The design possibilities are truly endless.
But for today's card, I went all out Halloween with a grungy and graphic mixture of prints and colors. The bold black and white paired with the natural elements like kraft cardstock and hemp make for an unusual and interesting combination. And the large apothecary bottle with its skull and crossbones design truly takes center stage.
Better yet, this little card was so quick and easy to make. Just start with a simple 3.5" x 5" card base layered with a center panel of kraft cardstock and green patterned paper. Pop the center panel up with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension. Die cut the largest apothecary bottle and stopper from patterned paper and grunge it up with a variety of green, brown, and black Distress Inks. Adhere the bottle to the card. Die cut the Bats and Crossbones Garland Decorative Strips Die with black paper, trim out one of the skull images and affix to the center of the bottle.
Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock in black ink, layer onto kraft cardstock and adhere across the middle of the bottle. Tie hemp around the center panel.
Cardstock: The Kraft Outlet, Stampin'Up | Patterned Paper: Echo Park, BasicGrey, My Mind's Eye | Stamp: Stampin'Up | Trim: May Arts | Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger