Fright Night Collage – Tutorial #361


What’s Up!

For me it is time to do another Technique Swap card.  My Stampin’ Up Down-line Team and I do a technique swap every month and this months challenge was to do a Collage card.  So this is my submission.   Collage cards are fun.  As you will see I started out by bringing out all the things I have to use that would go together for this card.  I did not use it all, but it was a place to start.  🙂  The items in the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini sure made this task easy.

Hang out a moment and see how this piece comes together.

A personal Note and update before I get started:  Thank you  everyone for keeping my family in your thoughts.  My Mother still remains in the hospital struggling with Respitory and Heart troubles.  Russ’ heart condition remains the same at this point, no better, no worse.  He will be having a procedure in a week or so.  My Beautiful and Strong Sister just had her last Chemo treatment in her fight with Breast Cancer and now faces Surgery and Radiation treat.   Sis, you are the strongest person I know.  Continue to kick that Cancers butt!  

On another note:  Please do not think I will be canceling my workshops.   I have a strong family that gives lots of love and support to those mentioned above so I will continue to travel and teach my Brayer workshops.  The workshops give my students and myself so much joy I just can’t miss any of them.  🙂  My next stop will be this coming weekend in Piedmont, Alabama.  Wooohooo!


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Midnight Raven, French Foliage & Midnight Musings Wheel
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, More Mustard and Elegant Eggplant Card stock, Nite Owl Designer Series Paper
Ink: Stampin’ Up! More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Brayer, 2.5″ Circle Punch, Bat Punch, Basic Black Ribbon, Versamark Pad, Stamp-a-ma-jig Plastic Sheet, Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Gun

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Below is the products that I pulled out to start.  As I stated above, I did not use all of these items, but it was a good starting point.  To me the object of collage is to layer items.


Stamped the unmounted Stampin’ Up Wheel Midnight Musings using Versamark only on a 3.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White Card stock.

Here is a link to a post I did regarding unmounting wheels:


Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun. I embossed this image to protect the white of the paper.  The embossed image will resist ink put over it in later steps. 


Punched a 2.5″ circle from the sticky part of a post it note.  I used this punch to mask the moon.


Brayered Pumpkin Pie ink at the top of the card stock.


Brayered Elegant Eggplant ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Pumpkin Pie ink entirely.


Unmasked the moon and sponged More Mustard ink in the moon shape.


Sponged Wild Wasabi ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Sponged Elegant Eggplant ink at the bottom of the card stock, not covering the Wild Wasabi ink entirely.


Gently wiped the ink off the embossed images using a paper towel.


Stamped the script stamp from the Stampin’ Up set French Foliage using Elegant Eggplant ink.  Wiped off the embossed images again.


Stamped the Stampin’ Up stamp Midnight Raven using Basic Black ink.


Stamped the stamp again on the Stamp-a-ma-jig plastic sheet using Always Artichoke ink.  Quickly flip the plastic Sheet upside down and lined the image up so it would be a reverse image and look like a shadow.  Rubbed the back of the plastic sheet to transfer the image.


Sponged in an Elegant Eggplant ink cloud in the sky.


Adhered the main image panel to a panel of Stampin’ Up Night Owl Designer Paper.  Ripped one corner of the Designer paper off.  Added Basic Black ribbon.


Sponged Basic Black ink on the ripped corner of the Designer paper.


Punched 3 bats out using the Stampin’ Up Bat Punch and Basic Black card stock.


Added a More Mustard panel and an Elegant Eggplant panel.  Adhered the 3 bats to the card front.


Sponged Basic Black ink around the top, bottom and left side of the card front.


Here my finished Collage card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


Until my next post. . . . . .  . .

May Labor Day Holiday be one filled with Family and Friends.



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38 responses to “Fright Night Collage – Tutorial #361

  1. Amazing! I LOVE this card!

  2. Another gorgeous card. I love the way you use the SU stamps. So creative.

  3. I don’t do Hallowe’en but this is absolutely fabulous!! Your talent continues to amaze me, Michelle. Very inspiring.

  4. Brenda in Indy

    This card is great for Halloween. Prayers for your family. It’s a lot all at once. Hope Russ’s procedure goes well and helps him and best wishes to your sister and mom. It is wonderful to have support from your family. Thanks for the update – you continue to be in my prayers.

  5. What a wondeful Halloween card. I do a few simple ones for grandchildren, so I might try something simple but similar to yours.

  6. holy cream!!! what a card…..& Hallowe’en to boot! ‘can’t imagine what’s in store for a Christmas card; I’ll be sure to stay tuned. Happy Labour Day to you, too

  7. You make the most awesome cards from stamps I would not look twice at. Now I have to have these 🙂

  8. I LOVE this card! All of your cards are wonderful!

  9. This is such a cool looking card! I love how you incorporate all the techniques you use to produce your beautiful works of art. Each card you make leaves me more in awe of your talent. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorials!!

  10. Love the way you used these stamps! Best wishes for speedy recoveries all around your loved ones, Mickey!

  11. Sending prayers and e-hugs to you and yours as always. Thanks for taking the time from your busy life to share your talent.

  12. I love this card Michelle! I also love the index tab punches on your sponges–great idea!

  13. One of your Best Cards EVER!

  14. A wonderful card, once again! Sending lots of good vibes to you and your family!

  15. I LOVE collage cards and never manage to get one to look RIGHT! THis is so cool!
    I was hoping the next time we heard a medical update Russ would be ticking along in normal rythym. Sothe prayers and well wishes continue for you and your Family. You are all amazing and strong. God Bless you. Hugs to all….

  16. Totally awesome Halloween card!!! You and your family are in my thoughts. Stay strong.

  17. I love all the detail you put into this card. Everything is just right! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

    My thoughts are with you and your family! May God bless and continue to watch over you.

  18. OMG, this card is awesome, I love it! Your work always amazes me.

  19. totally too cool!! You’re one amazing artist! Love it, love it!

  20. Shelly Schmidt

    I LOVE this card- geepers- you have one amazing talent woman!!! Good to hear you have good family support – I hope Russ’ next procedure is successful and that your Mom and sister continue on the road to recovery without taking any ‘sidestreets’…..!
    Safe travels to Alabama- don’t forget no white shorts/pants and no flip flops after Labor Day!!! LOL

  21. Michelle this is sooooo wonderful- I LOVE Halloween (the creepier the better too!) and love collage- geeze I might have to scrap lift this using some other stamps!

  22. Great idea for a collage card… I don’t have these stamps, but I have some other that will work fine. I too have unmounted my wheel stamps and I use them more often now than I did before. Tks for sharing!

  23. Holy Moly, Michelle! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one! Well, I love all the ones you do. I have a soft spot for Halloween.

  24. Very cool card, Awesome!!!
    Your family has so much going on right now, I pray God brings healing and peace!

  25. This card is unbelieveable!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your methods. Plus, thank you for including us in how everyone in your family is doing. My prayers are with all of you for guidance and strength….what GOOD stock you come from. Russ must be a very strong person….many prayers to him also.

  26. Why do you do this to me? I had already decided that I was not going to buy any more Halloween stamps because I have so many even though I like them. Then you go and do a card that I want to do so bad and the only way that’s going to happen is if I buy those sets and wheel. You’re an enabler…. that’s what you are, just a plain ole enabler. Thank goodness!!

  27. Thud. What a terrific, terrific card. Your colour combination is very eye popping. Wonderful use of stamps too.

  28. WOW. WOW. WOW. Thud…this is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! You are amazing and once again I am inspired to try collage stamping! LOVE your stuff!

  29. Hi, Michelle. I love this card but no way I can try it, I have’nt got any stamps that approximately look alike, of even just same sort. That’s a pity.
    I wish you all the best for your relatives, hope things will work out for them. I will pray for them too. Kind regards, Lucy

  30. Thanks for the great tutorial. I always look forward to your new post so that I can learn new things. Just bought my first Brayer since I found your site and I am starting to play with it. What amazing things that you can create. Wish that I lived close to one of your workshops I would be there in a heartbeat. Keep up the wonderful work and your family is in my prayers for better health!

  31. You never seize to amaze me with your talent and inspiration. Thanks again Michelle. I hope you make it to the SF Bay Area again in your new schedule…..

  32. This card is AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing!

  33. Thank you so much for this beautiful inspiration of your work. I hope the health of your family continues to improve. You and your family remain in my prayers.

  34. Hi, Michelle!! It’s Beverly from Parrish, FL. I love, love your card. You are just wonderful! You and your family are in my prayers!

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  36. Another masterpiece! Sigh……the only problem is that now my next order wishlist just got 2 sets longer! LOL!
    Thinking of you and your family…You sure do have a lot going on. Please take care of you too. Sometimes we get to worrying about everyone else and forget to care for ourselves too.

  37. Hi Michelle!

    Your projects and tutorials are incredible! I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for only using Stampin’ Up! products. SU! is a great company and I love all of our products! Thanks for showing us some “new” ways to use what we have!


  38. Rosetta Jenkins

    Love, love love this card.