Happy Halloween Card


size: 4-1/4"x5-1/2"

Materials

  • My Favorite Things Cardstock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Orange Fizz
  • Glitter paper: silver, black
  • Small orange adhesive gems
  • Black/orange baker’s twine

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, grid paper, black permanent marker

Tools

  • My Favorite Things Stamp Sets: DC Trick or Sweet, DC Spider Web Sentiments, LJD Textile Backgrounds
  • Acrylic block, 4”x6”
  • Die-cutting system and My Favorite Things Die-namics Spider Web Die
  • Ink pads: My Favorite Things Clearsnap ColorBox Black Licorice, Imagine Crafts Tsukineko VersaMark
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, foam tape, removable tape, liquid glue

Directions

  • 1. Make 4-1/4”x5-1/2” orange top-fold card.
  • 2. Place card on grid paper to use as stamping guide and secure two sides with small pieces of removable tape to prevent shifting.
  • 3. Using watermark ink, stamp card front several times with LJD Textile Backgrounds argyle pattern to cover surface; reposition tape pieces as needed. See Photo 1. (see photos)
  • 4. Using Black Licorice ink, stamp "Happy Halloween" sentiment at bottom of card as shown.
  • 5. Cut 3-1/2”x4” white cardstock panel and 3-5/8"x4-1/8" black cardstock panel. Place white panel on grid paper and use Black Licorice ink to stamp text image repeatedly. Adhere layers together and to card as shown.
  • 6. Die cut spider web from silver glitter paper; trim section to fit stamped panel. See Photo 2. Do not adhere spider web to card yet. (see photos)
  • 7. Die cut spider from black glitter paper. Adhere orange gems to spider’s eyes using liquid glue; let dry. Dot eyes with black pupils using marker; let dry.
  • 8. Cut and adhere baker’s twine to back of spider and top back of spider web using liquid glue; let dry.
  • 9. Keeping twine taut, adhere web and spider to card using foam tape. (Note: Remove backing from foam tape on web, adhere to card, and then remove backing from foam tape on spider before adhering to card.)
  • Tip
  • 1. Grid paper and removable tape are invaluable in helping to keep stamped backgrounds straight and even.

by Barbara Anders for My Favorite Things

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