Thursday 29 October 2015

Blood Splatter and Bodies

This card and gift tag set was a blast to make! I had done some ink spritzing with Real Red Ink on Whisper White Paper for another project a few months ago, but it didn't work out the way I wanted, so I set the paper aside for another day when I had a good idea for what to do with it.

I decided to use the spritzed paper as blood splatter and create some spooky crime scene cards for Halloween and the Addicted to CAS Challenge #75. The challenge is to create a clean and simple card with a spooky feel. I think I captured that, and maybe ventured into gruesome.... oh well. :)


This project I think was the perfect use for my 'blood splatter spritzed' card stock and I am even tempted to do another project with the same technique. 

To make these cards I used my amazing Silhouette Cameo to cut out the chalk body outlines and to sketch out the font for the police tape. For the chalk body outlines I started with a jpeg of a man, I used the knife tool to cut his body pieces and rearranged him so his body would lay in weird angles. (hearing myself say that I sound like I cut up a body, which does fit the theme of this card, although it makes me fell icky) After I had the limbs angled in the way I wanted I used the offset tool to create an outside outline at 0.06 inches. For the caution Tape I used Ariel MS font to type out what I wanted to write. Next I used the offset tool's internal offset to get the text to be as close to a single line as possible and saved it. I deleted the original font and 'cut' the font using my sketch pen. Once it was finished in my Cameo I just cut it into strips using my paper trimmer.

Thanks for checking out my spooky blog post today. I had a great time making these cards, even if I sounded like a creep in the process. :)

Stay Creative my darlings,


  1. I'm a crime show junkie, so your card was a hit with me!
    You have a very strange and creative mind...LOL. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  2. How clever and fun this is, Jill! Your card and gift tag set is really clever...and scary! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  3. I'm a true crime show addict so this one tickled me! Cute!



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