SOCIAL MEDIA

19 October 2020

Happy Halloween Boo

 



It doesn't matter how old I get; I still love Halloween. I think it is because of all the old gothic horror movies I watched with my grandmother as a child. The idea of dressing up as something spooky always intrigued me! With that in mind, I set out to create this adorable, not-so-spooky Halloween card for my husband this year. 

The thing about Halloween is that you can never take anything at face value. For example, this precious little woman in her pink and lavender dress. She is the epitome of sweetness. Especially when you realize her dress is a cake! The digital stamp is from The Greeting Farm and is called Creepy Cake Freaky Flutter.  The paper is Seamless Purple Gothic from DigitalCurio on Etsy. I have used it several times in projects. 

I used an assortment of dies to decorate the front of the card. If you would like to know about any of them specifically, please leave me a comment, and I will be happy to share the information about the brand with you. I also added an assortment of paper flowers I purchased at Michaels and some purple foil enameled dots from Gina Marie Designs. 




Remember when I said not to take anything at face value? Well, when you open the card, this mischievous vixen magically appears. I thought the tagline was a perfect match for the image. I created it using Espen Halloween that I downloaded from dafont.com. If you look closely, you will see that it showcases the same skull as my background paper. I thought that was so cool. This digital image is called Creepy Cake Twisted Tea. Some of the Greeting Farm names are fun and quirky; they make me chuckle! 




Here is a quick closeup of the paper flowers and some of the dies I used in the project. I made sure to age the paper and embellishments (except the flowers) with black pigment ink and a dauber. 




Finally, as always, I made sure to mark the back of the card with my logo even though I made it specifically for my husband. I like to make sure I add the date as well when I do cards for the family. Otherwise, I typically will leave that out. 

To make this type of card, you will need the following:

PLAIN CARDSTOCK:

(1) 5 1/2" X 8 3/8"  (scored at 2 7/8") 
(1) 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"  (scored at 4 1/4")
(1) 5 1/2" X 5 3/4"  (scored at 1/2")

PATTERNED CARDSTOCK:

(4) 5 3/8" X 5 3/8"
(3) 5 3/8" X 4 1/8"
(1) 5 3/8" X 2 7/8"

You can search Google or YouTube for directions on how to create the mechanism and put the card together. Although I did not strictly adhere to the instructions and made some minor changes. I modified one of the cardstock sizes, shifted the peekabo window a little more to the left, and added extra patterned paper to balance the weight and make it look more finished. 





Pictures are great, but videos are better! Since this card features a mechanism to transform our first image into the second, I thought I would include a video so you can appreciate the transition.

It's hard to believe Halloween is almost here. 2020 has been one of those years that seems to be moving in slow motion and zooming by, all at the same time. One thing is for sure, this year has been full of tricks. So, here is wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween full of treats!

I'll see you next week with another fun project.  
















6 comments :

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    1. Thanks, Cat! You should know me...I'll be behind a keyboard writing one way or another. ;) Although, this blog tends to be a more technical than creative. I hope things are going well with your new book collaboration with Rosie.

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  2. That's one cool card! I'm loving the lace detail, and that violet colouring in the patterned paper is pefectly yummy! <3

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    1. Thanks, Margarita! I loved the violet, too. Purple is one of my favorite colors, and it is the perfect choice for Halloween.

      You have me hooked on flowers. I ordered more today. Eventually, I will have enough on hand that I won't have to order them every time I want to make a new card. Next, I will have to start collecting buttons and bows! LOL

      We are overdue for another gab fest. I would love to catch up and hear about your newest projects and how things are going with life in general.

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  3. Wow, this is amazing! What a sweet gift!
    Thanks for sharing, Kristen.

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    1. Thank you, Rosie! It was a fun card to make. I enjoy all cardmaking, but especially the specialty ones. They get my creativeness flowing. Plus, my hubby loved it, so that made it even better.

      Have an amazing Halloween!

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