House Mouse Halloween Card & Altered Embellishments with Ohuhu Brush Markers!

Posted on Oct 17, 2019, at 08:00 a.m.
Lindsay Weirich
Ohuhu Official

This cute Halloween card will be sure to delight people of any age this season!


Today I will show you how versatile alcohol-based markers can be in your cardmaking. Not only can you use your markers to create vibrant, streak-free, blended images but you can also use it to tint your ribbons and light-colored embellishments to match!


My first tip when using Ohuhu alcohol-based markers is to swatch them all out on the paper you like to color on as markers look different on different papers. Keep this swatch in your marker bag so it is handy when you color.




I colored the image quite simply layering colors from lightest to darkest. This stamp has stippling (little dots to indicate shading) so I put my shadows there. Here are the colors I used:


Pumpkin skin: Y4, YR3, Y3, Y2 over everything at the end

Pumpkin flesh: Y3

Pumpkin inside BR1

Stem: GY5, Y3

Mice: WG1, WG3

Matchbook: G9

Candlestick: G9, G4

Metal on Spoon and Knife and ground shadows: CG2, GG3

Knife handle: R4, R8




To add a background I used make-up brushes to apply stamping ink in teal and green. You could also use a cotton ball and chalk to add color. It is quicker and easier than trying to color all of that area with a marker!



It can be tricky, and expensive, to find the perfect ribbons and embellishments to match a card but luckily if you have a set of alcohol markers you can tint the embellishments you have to match! Here I am using teal and green markers to tint some white seam binding ribbon.



Simply use the chisel and of your marker to apply a streak of color (or colors for a more interesting look) and spritz with rubbing alcohol to make the colors soften and blend.




I let my ribbon dry all balled up for a vintage crinkled effect but you can also let it dry flat for a smooth look. Alcohol ink will stain most surfaces so make sure to let it dry someplace you are not concerned with.




You can also color white or light-colored embellishments like buttons and pearls! The brush end of the marker works better for coloring hard, non-porous items.




Once all of your ribbon and embellishments are dried you can mat your image on patterned paper and tie the ribbon around it before adhering it to your card base. Then adhere your buttons and pearls for a finished look.

So now you know how to make perfectly matched accessories for any card or paper project you like using Ohuhu dual-tipped alcohol markers!

If not, a video might help!



(Giveaway Closed.)

Comment Below, Share with Us Your DIY(s) (better with photos) for Halloween! 

(Costumes, Halloween Decorations, Halloween Cards, Everything Regarding Halloween.)

We will choose ONE person randomly to giveaway our latest Ohuhu 72 Brush Markers.


⭐️We'll announce the winner on the last day of the giveaway, which is October 29th. At 10 P.M (EDT)
⭐️The winner will be posted at the bottom of this blog via updates. 
⭐️Open to the U.S. only


🌟Winner: @Elizabeth Perez

Oct 17, 2019 34
Braelyn Kent 22 hours ago

Love it!

22 hours ago 0
Katie Lakey Oct 29, 2019

Hmm it’s ten...

Oct 29, 2019 0
Claire Oct 28, 2019

One of my favorite Halloween DIYs is this really cute witch cookie recipe; you take any type of chocolate cookie that you like, then some Hershey's Kisses, and attach them to the middle of the cookie with frosting and add some little decorations like bows if you want, and they look like little witch hats! :D

Oct 28, 2019 0
Elizabeth Perez Oct 27, 2019

Hello! I would love to enter this contest as well. My favorite time of the year is Halloween and just love decorating. I’ve always wanted to try the markers too. Goodness it would be amazing if I could use them~ anyway I can’t wait to try! 

Oct 27, 2019 7
  • Elizabeth Perez: And here is my costume! I tried to submit photos lol sorry! I hope this still works! 

    Oct 29, 2019
  • Elizabeth Perez:

    Just in case the link doesn’t work, my Twitter is @creampuffadventures 

    I hope this works. Does it work for anyone? Ah! 

    Oct 29, 2019
  • Elizabeth Perez:

    I used two old dresses I had to make sleeves and socks and hot glued flowers and rocks and leaves onto the more dirty one while making a shawl for decency. I spent a grand total of 6$ on this costume for flowers, a mask, and a headband. The rest was a bunch of diy video magic lol oh and the wings but I added to them with flowers and glitter. Overall it was a fun project and saved me a trip to the Halloween store lol 

    Oct 29, 2019
  • Elizabeth Perez:

    Oh and a bunch of old jewelry too. I also forgot my wand that is basically ribbon with old necklaces glued to it. Nephews helped me a lot make this! Bless them~ 

    Oct 29, 2019
  • Ohuhu Official:

    Hi Elizabeth! 🎊We are sending you an email, please check your mailbox! Thank you!

    Oct 30, 2019
  • Elizabeth Perez: @ Ohuhu Official:

    Ahhh!! Thank you so much!! *jumps around* 

    Oct 30, 2019
  • Elvira: @ Elizabeth Perez:


    Oct 30, 2019
K F Oct 27, 2019

Ummm... i do not know if this picture will show, but worth the try, I guess...

Oct 27, 2019 1
  • K F:

    Anyway, here is the link to a halloween card I made.

    Oct 27, 2019
Katie Lakey Oct 25, 2019

This is my headband!15720081802865.jpeg

Oct 25, 2019 0
Katie Lakey Oct 22, 2019

This year I’m going as a Lemon. I am making a leaf headband by gluing felt leaves to a headband and wearing a yellow shirt. I would loooovvveee to win these markers!! Good luck and Happy Halloween to all!!

Oct 22, 2019 0
K F Oct 20, 2019

I never get anything from giveaways... here's to hoping that changes. 

For Halloween I do facepaint for kids, but I don't have permission to post my art as it includes their faces and families, most of the time...

Anyway, I hope I win and a Happy Halloween to all!

Oct 20, 2019 1
  • K F:

    By includes their faces and families I mean in the photos.

    Oct 20, 2019
Kara Van arsdale Oct 20, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 0
Kara Van arsdale Oct 20, 2019

I have been using ohuhu markers with all of my artwork for my instagram . @moonhugsnharmony

My latest DIY is combining spooky Halloween fabric with a zip up hoodie for a customized look . 

I tried submitting photos but your website won’t allow it . All photos are up on my Instagram Thank you 

Oct 20, 2019 0


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