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Joy of Sets Entry #021: Mixed Media Halloween Easel Card

Here at, we love a good Tic Tac Toe board to get our thinking going (see our first set of Halloween cards). Sure enough, another Tic Tac Toe board served up inspiration this week from the blog Joy of Sets. This one proved a bit more challenging. 

I recently acquired Anna Griffin's Easy Easel Cut Dies (see my previous Halloween Easel card) and was excited to use them again. 

For the Tic Tac Toe challenge, I was a bit stumped on where to go. I opted for center across: Black, Science and Blending. I knew exactly what to do for Black and Science. Blending is trickier. Since I personally don't blend ala some famous crafters like Tim Holtz, I used blending in a couple different ways. One was in my firm card stock, while the other was blending with my Copic markers for my die cuts and stamps. 

This was the end result:

The totally creepy card was exactly the vibe I was going for. The stamps came from Michael's 2020 Halloween collection. The From Regions Beyond sentiment came from the Tim Holtz Ephemera collection. The paper is from Martha Stewart. 

Here's the card lying flat:

This was a fantastic source of inspiration, and I'm thrilled with the results. Again, I can't recommend the Easel Cut dies enough.

Be sure to check back in the next few weeks as I work on more holiday cards. Thanks for reading!

And be sure to follow me on Instagram @DannysCards


  1. Love how you found a way to tie in the ink blending, Danny. You tied in all the elements very creepingly! Thanks so much for joining the #JOSTTT challenge this month.

  2. Glad you found us Danny - I'm off to follow you on Instagram - I love what you did with our board - we all found it more of a challenge this month but so fab to see all the different ideas and styles - hope to see you again next month - thanks for joining us at JOSTTT

  3. Hi Danny, I love the card you created with my grid for this month's #JOSTTT021. A great combination of Science and Halloween. Thanks for playing along with us at Joy of Sets.

  4. Hi Danny - you have been chosen as our winner for September's Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe. We would love you to be a guest designer for us for November - please let me know if you would like to join us.

  5. Great looking card! Love the swirled background and the fun specimen jars.


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