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Where to start?  A lot of “stuff” went into this double layout.  The trick-or-treaters were cut with A Child’s Year.  The houses, trees and fence were cut from the Heritage cartridge. Heritage doesn’t have the blackout feature for the houses but you can use a Gypsy or Cricut Craftroom to simply hide the window cuts to create a blackout shape. The bat is from October 31st.

I created the twilight effect on the paper using ink and the brayer technique. Here is a great website to learn how to use ink and stamping supplies to make gorgeous backgrounds for cards and layouts.  The sidewalk was embossed with a Tim Holtz distressed brick embossing folder.

Details: Trick-or-Treaters and shadows cut at 4.5 inches, houses at 4 inches, trees at 5 inches, fence at 3 inches, and bat at 1.5 inches.  Cardstock: Recollections and Bazzill.  I used a variety of blue inks with a brayer for the sky and Tim Holtz Black Soot Distess ink around the page edges.