Hello October! Today I have a Halloween card for you using the Bag of Bones bundle from the September-December Mini. You'll find it on pages 48-49.
Sometimes when I can't seem to get an idea, I pick up one of Stampin' Up!'s catalogs. They are full of beautiful samples. I look at favorite samples and imagine them in different colors or a different stamp set or with a little of the layout changed. That's how I can up with my card today.
Compare my card to the one on page 62 of the mini. I changed the color of the background paper slightly, I definitely changed the stamp set. My focal piece is a circle instead of a square, but lots of the features of the card are the same. What do you think?
My base is Basic Black measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score and fold at 4 1/4.
On a piece of paper, I actually used typing paper, cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, adhere alternating strips of Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze. I didn't measure any of the strips. I did start with a piece of each color with a 4 1/4 inch width. It really doesn't matter how long your paper is. Cut the strips with each being a little wider at one end. You'll only need 4 or 5 of them depending on how you cut. I used Seal to adhere my paper. Glue seeping out would have spelled disaster when adding embossing powder.
Stamp the skletons in Versamark ink after using an embossing buddy all over the layer. Add white embossing powder from the Basics Embossing Powder pack. Heat with a Heat Tool. I'll let you in on a little secret. I had a mess up. It's hidden underneath my saying layer!
Cut out the large panel with the Deckled Rectangles dies. Adhere with dimensionals.
I'm using the Black and White Gingham Ribbon on this card. It's found in the annual catalog. I used the Dark Cajun Craze Blend to color in the white of the ribbon. Layer the ribbon in a zigzag fashion. I added just a little dash of Seal and used that to adhere.
Stamp the saying in Cajun Craze and cut using the Deckled Circles dies. Cut a larger circle from Cajun Craze cardstock. Add some dimensionals to the saying and add over the ribbon.
I used two kinds of embellishments on this card. Why not? I used the Classic Matte Dots and the Adhesive-Backed Solid Gems.
Thanks for joining me for a part of my day. I am a Stampin' Up! independent demonstrator. Let me know if I can help you. Did I mention that you can also get Glow in the Dark paper and Glow in the Dark Gems? Check for availability.
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