Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween

This is a simple Halloween card that I was going to give to my niece for her birthday yesterday which is why the sentiment says "happy birthday" instead of "happy Halloween" or something equally spooky but you could change the wording as you wish (I quite like "you are my favourite pumpkin"). I made this card to put on the Crafters Companion blog so I took pictures of every step and that is why this recipe is full of pictures.

what was used:

Crafters Companion sentiment die
Crafters Companion Gemini die (free with Gemini machine)
stitched oval dies
5" x 5" craft base card
orange & dark orange linen card
black card
craft card
Tim Holtz distress ink - vintage photo, wild honey, peeled paint
black green & white card scraps

This is such a fun easy card to make and a good project to get the little ones involved in.

Cut a piece of craft card to fit inside the base and shade the edges using the vintage photo and cut n dry foam.

Mat the craft card onto black card and stick to the base card.

Using two of the oval dies cut the shapes from the darker of the orange linen card. Shade the edges of the shapes with the distress ink.

On a piece of scrap paper make a template for the pumpkins by drawing a pumpkin shape around the oval cut outs. Fold the paper along the middle of the shape and cut out.

On the back of the lighter orange linen card draw the pumpkin shape and cut out. Shade the edges of the shapes with the distress ink.

Stick the oval shapes over the pumpkin shapes.

Cut the shapes you will need for the pumpkins eyes, mouth and stalks.

Shade the stalks with distress ink and then stick all the pieces in place on the pumpkins.

Stick the pumpkins onto the base card at a jaunty angle.

Die cut the sentiment words from black and light orange card, stick the words over one an other to form a drop shadow.

Stick the sentiment words onto the card. Cut out the leaves using the Gemini dies from green card scraps and stick in to place. Finally cut a two thin strips of green card and make into a spiral by pulling tightly against a boner tool, stick the spirals onto the card.


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