Late Night Haunting – Tutorial #255


Thank you so much for all the Birthday wishes yesterday.  :)  I had a lovely day at the Cincinnati Zoo and then had dinner with loved ones.  So my birthday turned out to be a perfect day.

Now regarding the tutorial today,  I have noticed the weather is turning cooler already here in Ohio and it is only September 1st.  It has put me in the mood for a Halloween scene.  This was created with my unmounted Stampin’ Up Wheel Stamp, Haunting.  Grab you brayer and play along.  :)

Let’s get started. . . .  . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Unmounted Jumbo Wheel Haunting
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Perfect Plum
Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie & Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Silver Brads, Brayer, 1 3/4″ circle Punch, Sponge, White Gel Pen, Acrylic Block, Post it Note

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Brayered Apricot Appeal ink at the top of a 3.5″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


Masked the moon with a 1 3/4″ circle punch, punched from the stick part of a post it note.

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


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


Removed the post it note mask from the moon and sponged a bit of Elegant Eggplant ink on creating a cloud shape.


Added a bit of Basic Black ink with a sponge in the center of the cloud shapes.


Stamped the Unmounted Wheel Stamp, Haunting across the bottom of the card stock with Basic Black ink.


Added White Gel pen highlights and colored in their eyes with the same white gel pen.


Added a few dots in the sky with a white gel pen and sponged some Basic Black ink at the bottom of the main image panel before assembling the panel layers.  Also added 4 silver brads.

Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


May your day be filled unexpected delights.

Until my next post. . . . .

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31 responses to “Late Night Haunting – Tutorial #255

  1. How adorable! This is one of those wheels that I’ve loved and never quite get around to getting, lol! I may have to break down this year… Happy (albeit belated) Birthday! Glad you enjoyed your day. Hugs, Betsy

  2. Thank you so much for this tutorial; I have never tried the brayer; but just might have to go buy myself one today! Very cool card..TFS

  3. Awesome!!! Since you told us that wonderful technique of removing roller stamps and using them flat, I have done that to every one I own. My problem is finding an acrylic block long enough to fit a flatten out roller stamp. I think the block needs to be at least 7″ long. Any suggestions? It is just amazing how a few little strokes and dots of a white gel pen can add such detail to images! In this case, gave those little critters a really spooky look. Thanks for teaching us!!!

  4. I LOVE THIS! Huge Halloween fan here, so I really like the darkness to this one… just wonderful :)

  5. Love this…and I am not even a Halloween fan! The use of the gel pen to highlight looks wonderful! Fabulous card!

  6. This is wonderful! The best Halloween card I have seen this season! You are one creative gal!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Barbara Diane

  7. What a great card! I’m not a Halloween person, but I love the color combination on this card and the great “fall feel” it has to it. How do you think of all these great ideas?

  8. What FUN! Thanks for another excellent tutorial!

  9. This is a fantastic card! i am definitely going to have to try this. Now if i could just find something in my collection that is similar… nope, looks like i will have to go shopping again! 😉

  10. Great card Michelle! I am not much into making halloween cards, but I love this one!

  11. Lynnor aka icensheba on SCS

    Oh, what a fun card!!! I love the details you added to the image!!! Wonderfully spooky card!! I love it!

  12. OMG! I still have this as a wheel and I love it. I can’t wait to try this out. I made several of last year’s Halloween tutorial cards with great success and can’t wait to try this one. Looks like the laundry will have to wait! TFS!

  13. Love that card. My grandsons would love something like that. I must go off and experiment!

  14. Great card – It makes me want to get out those Fall stamps.

  15. WOW, fantastic Halloween scene, Love the colors and highlights. COOL, glad to hear your birthday was good, hugs…

  16. I love this card. It sounds easy to do, but looks like you spent alot of time. It is adorable. I do have one question though. I am sure you told us how take the stamp off the roller, but could you please refresh on how to do it. I just can’t remember how you did it and can’t find it on you tutorials. Thanks, I love your work.

  17. As usually it’s wonderful ! Thanks for sharing :). Murielle from France

  18. I am amazed how the card looks so complicated and then you make it look so easy when I look at how you made it. I like the colors you chose for this card.

  19. I love it! I love your technic.

  20. What a super Halloween card!!!

  21. The things you do with that white gel pen. Amazing. Totally makes the card.

  22. This card gave me a chuckle.

    Glad to hear you had a perfect day to celebrate your birthday.

  23. This is so cute and spooky. I love the colors. Other great card! The white eyes really make it.

  24. WOw Michelle, this is awesome!!!!

  25. Those trick or treaters are the cutest! I need to unmount my wheels! Great idea. Never had much luck wheeling, and I know I would use them more if I could just stamp!
    Love your card! Thanks for sharing your tutorials! I subscribe to your feed!

  26. Love the card. It is so cool. Great color combinations. Would not have though to use eggplant. and then use the gel pen. Great job. Love all you work. Keep up the great job.

  27. Why do you take the stamps off of their wheels? Love the cards, just wondered if you get a better image or what. Also how do you remove it… stick it in the microwave?

  28. I love this funny card! I’m really no halloweenfan (we haven’t got a real halloween in the Netherlands…) but I sure like your card!!! :o)

  29. Oh I’m so excited because I have this wheel and really want to try to make this card! It’s “spooktacular”!! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Absolutely gorgeous!

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