Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Undertaker and a Little Giveaway

Sara Emily Barker Halloween Card with Tim Holtz Giveaway 1

Hello! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful brisk fall day wherever you are! Nothing puts me in the Halloween mood like cool, crisp days. And it's hard NOT to get in the 'spirit' of things when you play with Tim Holtz Halloween Ideaology releases. I've combined some older Ideaology papers and ephemera with Tim's newer collections on my card.

And speaking of older collections, I find myself with an extra pack of Halloween Remnant Rubs from last year's release. Leave me a comment below, and let me know if you would like to win a pack. I will randomly draw a name from the comments on this post on Oct. 16 and post the winner on Oct. 17.

Sara Emily Barker Halloween Card with Tim Holtz Giveaway 2

I started with older Materialize paper stash and blended it with Black Soot Distress Oxide for my base layer. For the main layer, I embossed Heavy Stock blended with Antique Linen oxide ink using the Botanical 3D Texture Fade. I smeared it randomly with Crazing and when dry, blended with Black Soot oxide ink and crayon.

Sara Emily Barker Halloween Card with Tim Holtz Giveaway 3

I layered some new Halloween ephemera pieces with some from last year's pack, a Found Relatives card from which I cut and used the girl on this card, some lace from my stash and a Halloween Paper Doll. A Remnant Rub explains his business plan.

Sara Emily Barker Halloween Card with Tim Holtz Giveaway 4

The skull and crossbones charm is from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and I first patted it with Picket Fence paint and then Mushroom alcohol ink.

Sara Emily Barker Halloween Card with Tim Holtz Giveaway 5

I scuffed the Halloween Quote Chip and blended with Antique Linen ink. Everything was adhered with Distress Collage Medium Matte.

Thank you for stopping by today and for your lovely comments. Since writing this post, Hurricane Michael has made landfall in Florida. My prayers are with those that have homes and their livelihood in the many areas affected by the storm.

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

These Tim Holtz products were used and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Awesome card, Sara Emily. It's wonderful when various collections can be used together. Fall weather should finally arrive tomorrow and I, for one, cannot wait!

  2. I really love what you did here, Sara Emily! And filling his vacant hand with the skull accent was genius! As always, I enjoyed reading you post and viewing your awesome makes :)

  3. Awesome creation, I love all the layers and textures!

  4. Beautiful work, as always. Dimension is what it's all about when paper crafting! I would love to win your giveaway - it certainly will help in all the Halloween projects I've got going on. Thank you BUNCHES!


  5. Love your Undertaker, and the way you used the non-spookie botanical fade. It blends right in. Would love a chance at your give away.

  6. I'd love to win anything Tim Holtz style! This card fits right in to make for my oldest grandson, who, after 4 years of college and 1 year of gettin' out there soaking up experience, has gotten into the undertaking business. Great card!

  7. Awesome piece Sara! Love how you used non Halloween specific supplies for much of the card! I don't have a great variety of holiday and would love to have your extra Halloween rub ones! Your projects are so inspiring !

  8. I love your card Sara. I did the same thing with the botanical embossing folder. I used some red metallic paper and then smeared black soot ink on top of it. I loved the prettiness of the folder with the black over the top. I used Dracula ��‍♂️ on it.

  9. It's so amazing, Sara Emily!! The undertaker holding the skull is fabulous!! I love the details you add to projects!! The layers and textures are spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Oh so fabulous! LOVE the 3D embossing behind, and what a perfect paper doll to use!

  11. This is just so fabulous Sara, perfect vintage Halloween. Love it xxx

  12. Sara Emily, This is amazing! I soooooo love that background! Would you consider doing a step out or tutorial of this? I just think it is dreamy....yes, I know the card is supposed to be ghoulishly,ghastly, creepy, but the background is still dreamy! lol
    You picked the perfect Tim person for this- he totally fits the part! Eeek!

    I hear you about Michael- horrible devastation for all of those people, my heart and prayers are with them as well.
    Sure, pop my name in the drawing, I'd love to win!
    How's the house business? Any new huge projects going on? Do tell, I love to hear these things! heehee
    Sending hugs,Jackie xx

  13. Perfect creepy elegance! Love the color choices and the crackle; the combination of papers, embossing, ephemera, and choice of paper dolls makes a wonderfully spooky card. And really, who can't use remenant rubs, thanks for sharing your inspiration and a chance at a giveaway!

  14. Wow! This card is so stunning with the distressed crackles and rustic background. I haven't seen this paper doll before but I love it. It goes perfectly with this background. I don't know what remnant rubs are but I would love to be in the draw.


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