Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Today I am sharing one of a few Halloween cards I have been asked to make.
As its not something I have made before I was a little stuck so it was a trip to
www.cardmakingdownloads.com armed with a 10% off voucher and bingo...I found a few that appealed to me
This is called Have a Spooktacular day and was designed by Deborah Lauder
It was a sheet to make up a 5x5 card but I did something different with it!
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface
Black A4 card stock
Orange A4 card stock
Eyes in the dark backing paper
Double sided tape
A bought pumpkin tag
2 googly eyes
Orange button and thread
Geared Border Punch by Craft Tonic
To make the card ...
I started by folding the black card in half to create my A5 card blank
The orange card was measured to fit the card front leaving a narrow border – then I used the Tonic border punch along the top and the bottom of the card and stuck in place with double sided tape.
I found a sheet of black backing paper with eyes in the dark – it was from an old book of Halloween papers by DoCrafts – it fitted the theme of the card perfectly so I trimmed it to fit on top of the orange card leaving borders and stuck with double sided tape again.
After cutting the image from the sheet I matted it to a piece of the left over orange card and trimmed to leave just a narrow all round border – I stuck it in place the stuck the whole topper to the card front at an angle
Next I built the few pieces of decoupage using small double sided sticky pads.
To finish I added 2 tiny googly eyes to the card – these were stuck with Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
A small orange button was found in my button box and it was helped with having thread already on it making it look as though I had really stitched the button on.
A bought pumpkin tag had a length of orange organza ribbon threaded through then a large sticky pad on the back – I stuck it under the topper again at an angle
I am pretty sure Ann will be pleased with Halloween card number 2...we may get to see Halloween card number 3 tomorrow....the ladies in class got to see them all tonight
See you tomorrow