My how time flies. I was reminded yesterday that it had been awhile since my last post. Can’t believe how long it’s been. Halloween is fast approaching so I am going to show you a Halloween card I made at the scrapbook retreat I attended last month. I took my inspiration from a card by Shelly Shoultes at Snippets and Pretties. Susan Adams was so inspired by the card that she made one for Christmas (both pictured below).
Here is the card I made:
Items you will need:
- Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, More Mustard
- DSP: Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP (retired Stampin’ UP) but any Halloween papers will do
- Ribbon: Basic Gray or other coordinating ribbon depending on the DSP you use.
- Spider web embossing folder
- Framelits: Banners and Apothecary Accents
- Stamps: Tags 4 You
- Ink: Black
- Punch: Label Bracket Punch
- Candy dots
- Adhesives: glue, dimensionals, and Scotch tape
Assembling the card:
- Form a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card from Very Vanilla cardstock
- Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″. Set aside.
- Using the Banners framelits (the three smallest ones) cut out banners, one of each size from DSP and the largest out of More Mustard cardstock.
- After cutting out the largest banner from the cardstock, run it through the spider web embossing folder
- Attach the banners to the piece of black cardstock as shown.
- Cut a piece of ribbon about 6″ long and run across the top of the banners as shown. Secure to back of card using Scotch tape.
- Adhere this piece to the front of the card.
- From Basic Black cardstock cut the black “label” using the Apothecary Accents framelits.
- Punch one label using the Label Bracket punch from More Mustard Cardstock. Cut in half at the points (It’s basically “square” so either side works)
- Stamp sentiment using the Tags 4 You stamp set and then punch out with the Label Bracket Punch.
- Create a border with the Label Bracket Punched piece from the More Mustard Cardstock. Trim the excess that shows on the sides (the little points) and then glue together.
- Glue this piece to the black label.
- Attach the black label to front of card with dimensionals.
- Put a candy dot on each side of the black label.
- Decorate inside as desired.
This would be an easy card to make multiples of. One thing I might have done differently is to run the black piece of cardstock through maybe the polka dot or herringbone embossing folders for a little more texture.
Well, until next time, Happy Stamping!