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Spooky and Cute August Moodboard Inspiration

Hi everyone! Peggy here with some August moodboard inspiration. All the craft brands are releasing their new Halloween goodies and when I saw the moodboard it just spoke to me! Let me show you how I made this early Halloween card and how to easily stretch your supplies for different occasions!

I am still in love with the Bubbles of Joy mice from Lawn Fawn and today they are cooking together with one of the mice from A Creature was Stirring. But I don’t own any of the cute Halloween sets from Lawn Fawn. However, I thought the upside down Snowglobe from Ready, set, snow, would make an awesome cauldron. So, I looked through my stash to find some things that could match that idea. I stamped the mushrooms from Gleeful Gardens, the books from Den Sweet Den, the witches’ hats from Holiday Party Animal and the fairies from A Little Sparkle and Unicorn Picnic. I stamped the images in Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (still my favorite) and colored everything in the color palette from the August moodboard: Eggplant, Sky, Magenta and Pistachio. I finished my images with a white gelly roll pen.

I cut a standard 5 1/2 x 4 ¼ inch card base. I cut a matching background panel. The background panel was blended with Ranger Blending Tools in the Distress Oxide colors Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire. I sprayed lightly with water drying with tissue paper and splattered the background with some matching metallic watercolors and white acrylic paint.

I framed my scene with the largest stitched rectangle frame from Lawn Fawn in Black Licorice cardstock and created a platform for the mice to stand on with some Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood paper. I adhered my images to the card with a combination of Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue and Foam Tape. Lastly, I added the sentiment and some Glossy Accents as a finishing touch! I hope you are inspired and I wish you a crafty day!

Long distance hugs,


(Come find me on Instagram @peggyemmerink)


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