Sunday, August 27, 2017
Haunted Halloween Card
*** This card was chosen as a Favorites of the Week on Splitcoast Stampers *** Thanks to Carlene and Nancy W for that!
Card stock base is green with black card stock for the front and striped print is from the stash.
Cut and scored the green card stock base with the scored line at the top. Cut the black and striped print to the size I needed for the front. Used the ATG and put these pieces together and then put them onto the green card stock base.
For the die cut coffin pieces I used the From the Crypt-Haunted die from Taylored Expressions. Cut that out of #110 weight black card stock from Mikes. Using the matching die set Label Stackets 11 I cut out a white/GP coffin piece to fit behind the haunted house coffin die cut piece. Covered the white/GP piece with clouds sponging black ink onto this piece. I used a tip from Shelly Godby from Stampingsmiles.com. She had shared her tip using a die from the SU Detailed Floral die set and here is a photo of these pieces:
I used the die from that SU die set and cut out a piece of #110 weight black card stock from Mikes. Following Shelly's tip I moved the die cut piece all over my white/GP piece so that my clouds would not be stripes across the white/GP piece. Here is a photo of the clouds on the white/GP background piece and a what the black die cut piece looks like before I put it all together:
For the moon I used scrap yellow card stock and punched out a 1" circle. Sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink. Used scrap yellow card stock and cut that to the size I needed to put behind the windows of the haunted house. Used a glue pen to put that behind the die cut piece.
Laid the black die cut piece on top of the cloud piece and then decided where to put the moon piece. Used a glue pen and put the moon piece behind the black die cut piece. Then used the glue pen and put the black die cut piece over the clouds/moon piece. Used the Label Stacklet die set and cut out a purple coffin to put behind the black die cut piece. Used the ATG and put these two pieces together:
Using a spider border punch from M Stewart I punched out a strip of black card stock and cut it to the size I wanted for the sides of the coffin piece. Used red sticky tape to put the two spider web pieces on the sides of the die cut coffin piece.
For the greeting "Happy Halloween" I used a black marker and coloured this greeting and used the huff method to stamp this onto scrap white/GP. That greeting is on the bottom of the single Haunted Forest SU stamp. Once that was stamped I used a banner punch for the two ends. Added purple crystals from the stash to that:
Put the die cut coffin pieces onto the card front using the ATG. Put the greeting across the bottom of the black die cut piece using double sided tape. Using micro mini glue dots I added small sequins to the card front. The dies cut the card stock easily with one pass in the Big Shot. Another thanks to Shelly Godby for sharing her clouds idea using a floral die set from SU. TFL