Hi there, Amy Sheffer here today with more Halloween Hoopla inspiration for you. Today I want to focus on all of those gorgeous colors and patterns in the Halloween Hoopla paper pad. I have absolutely loved working with this collection!
For my first card, I've featured the cauldron shaker shape and a background of layered patterned paper waves. When I'm mixing a lot of different papers, I try to alternate between smaller and larger patterns and between tone-on-tone patterns and more colorful patterns. The tone-on-tone patterns act as solids and give the eye a place to "rest." They often show off focal elements best as well.
I die-cut the cauldron out of dark gray and black card stock. Before filling the cauldron shaker, I added a wavy layer of green patterned paper in the background to give the effect of a potion gurgling and bubbling. Also rolling around down in that potion are various Halloween Hoopla toppings including the green eyeballs, spider webs, and purple and orange beads. Bubbling up from the potion are orange and purple Iridescent Bubbles.
I hand-stitched some steam lines coming up from the cauldron, as well as several more Iridescent Bubbles. The sentiment is stamped on a vertical strip of the graph paper pattern and accented with green and white twine.