Bootiful Halloween

Hello!  Just a quick post to share my latest Julie Nutting Doll tag “challenge” that my sister and I do.  This month’s theme was Halloween, so I used the new Bootiful doll stamp. 


I used some Halloween paper from my stash for the background and stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo Black and covered that with clear embossing powder.  The black ink basically disappeared – it looks dark purple now, but I was happy with the result.  I don’t know the name of the stamp – I bought it used when Archiver’s was going out of business.  I didn’t do much else to the background – distressed and inked the edges.  I did cut out some pieces from the new Tim Holtz Twisted Edge thinlit to use as a stencil with Seedless Preserves for a tone-on-tone look and it is very subtle.

I used my Bats stencil with embossing paste – I don’t have black so I added acrylic paint.  I evidently added too much because the results were messy and I ended up covering most of it. background

My pumpkin is a digital stamp from the Bountiful Season set at  I used watered down Black Soot and Hickory Smoke distress inks to color, then shaped and added Pumice Stone distress embossing powder.  I colored the flowers and leaves with distress inks.  Love this pumpkin stamp!


For my Bootiful doll, I stamped the image onto paper from Prima’s Bootiful collection.  Love the green but it is not easy to photograph.  I used a black Prismacolor colored pencil and Gamsol for her hair.  You can’t tell, but I have two sets of hair – thought about using dimensional adhesive for a poofier “do”, but the adhesives I have on hand are too high so I just glued it on top of the original stamped image.  I was happier with the second coloring anyway.  I even added a little black Wink of Stella but it’s not noticeable in the pics.


Bootiful’s dress was made from a Recollections paper pad from Michael’s 2-3 years ago.  I added black Wink of Stella to the diamonds on her dress.  You know how you have to be careful when you use Wink of Stella, if you color for too  long at a time, the liquid really starts coming out?  I knew that but still pushed it and of course, a blob of black leaked out – outside of one of the diamonds.  To cover it up, I cut another diamond from the paper I used and cut outside of the edges so it was bigger, colored the edges with Black Soot distress marker and adhered.  I did that to another diamond toward the bottom so it was part of the “pattern.” 

For the bottom of Bootiful’s dress, I couldn’t decide between 2 patterns so I added another layer and included both.  I inked the edges with Black Soot and used dimensional adhesive.  The black bow was a die from the Elizabeth Crafts Props 1 set – cut in double-sided adhesive and covered with Elizabeth Craft Basic Black silk microfine glitter.







Bootiful’s mask came with the rubber stamp set.  This was just cut out and once again, I used the black Wink of Stella.  Her jewelry is from Prima/Julie Nutting “Say it in Crystals.”  The pieces in this set were a bit big for this doll, so I had to cut them down a little.

To finish, I added some black roses made using the Tiny Tattered dies and dipped them in Clear Rock Candy distress glitter.  I added a bat charm and some tulle for my bow. 

I guess this wasn’t a quick post, was it?!  Please feel free to leave comments and thanks for stopping by!!





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11 thoughts on “Bootiful Halloween

  1. The background stamp is fabulous and it looks wonderful on the purple background, the bats add a nice touch of spook and the doll’s dress is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in our ‘Make it Spooky’ challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x


  2. Excellent card! I love the embossing and her dress is wonderful! Great ribbon and bow, too! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our October challenge! –Gail


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