Haunted House Card with the Galaxy Sky Technique

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

It’s time for one last scare of the year and this creepy card scene is the perfect way to do it.  The Galaxy Sky Technique helps add the eerie darkness to this card.  Head off to your craft rooms and create one last Halloween scare of your own using this easy to follow tutorial.

Create a 5” x 7” card base from cardstock.  Cover it with your favorite Halloween paper cut to be 4 ¾” x 6”.  This paper is from the Bootiful line by American Crafts.

Now, cut a piece of 4” x 5 ½” watercolor paper.  Watercolor paper is best to use as it will readily absorb the ink and the water drops that will be added later.

Using a blending tool, add some yellow ink to the paper.

Working from the edge inwards, add some pink ink around the areas making sure to blend it into the yellow.

Add some purple ink blending it into the first two colors and covering any white areas that are showing.

Continue to layer the first three ink colors on adding more to darken the areas.

Add the blue ink working it into the center.  Then, add the black ink making sure to darken the edges inward.  Keep adding the black ink until the outside edges are really dark.

Dip your fingers in water and splash it onto the inked areas for a bleaching affect.  Wait for a couple of seconds and then blot the paper dry with a paper towel.


For this next step, I like to use stencil brushes and dip them into the white paint.  Then, run your finger over the bristles to splatter different sized spots of paint onto the piece and allow it to dry.

Assemble the card and die cut the haunted house and bats using your favorite die cut machine, bat and haunted house die.

Whether you use the card to send a Halloween Hello or an invitation to your haunted party, this card will be the perfect fright for the night.  The dark night sky will send a shudder up and down your spine with the Galaxy Sky Technique. So to all of you haunters out there have a, “Happy Halloween.”

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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