Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Haunting Halloween Card

This ghostly card is the second project from the Owl Class. Take a look:

Stamps: Distressed Dots, Happy Greetings
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: 1 ¾” x 7/8” Oval Punch, Bird Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Owl Punch, White Gel Pen, Stampin’ Sponge, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Two-Way Glue Pen, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots.

The card base is Elegant Eggplant cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The background stamp Distressed Dots was inked up in Basic Black ink and stamped onto the card front. A piece of Basic Black cardstock was cut at 3 ¾” x 3 ¼”. The greeting from Happy Greetings was stamped in Versamark ink in the upper left hand corner of the cardstock. White embossing powder was poured over the greeting, the excess was tapped off, and the greeting was heated with the Heat Tool to melt the powder. The White Gel Pen was used to add dots all over the Basic Black cardstock to look like stars.

The Old Olive cardstock was torn along one of the long sides. The remaining sides were sponged with Old Olive ink. This was adhered to the bottom of the Basic Black cardstock to create the ground. For the ghosts I punched two owls from scraps of Whisper White cardstock and sniped off the feet of the owl with Paper Snips. With the owl body upside-down I added two little Basic Black circles for the eyes. The Ghosts were adhered to the Basic Black cardstock background.

For the pumpkins I punched out three 1” Circles from Peach Parfait cardstock, sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink and adhered them together. The large pumpkin was made the same way except it was punched with the 1 ¾” x 7/8” Oval Punch. Old Olive cardstock scraps were used to punch several branches from the Bird Punch. These were trimmed and adhered to the tops of the pumpkins to look like vines. The pumpkins were adhered on top of the ghosts with Stampin’ Dimensionals so it looks like the ghosts are peeking out from behind the pumpkins.

The image panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A bow was tied in 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and the bow was adhered to the card front with Mini Glue Dots.

This card was cased from one created by Michelle Scileppi that she posted on a Demonstrator only gallery. Unfortunately I can't find a blog to share her sample with you. Thanks for the inspiration Michelle!
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