Textured Trick-or-Treat Card

By  Dawn Gehring 

Celebrate Halloween with soft colors and new embellishments from Close To My Heart.

  • Textured Trick-or-Treat Card
  • Closeup View


  • Cardstock: old gold, black textured
  • Papers: white watercolor, Canvas Corp. Kraft Corrugated, Authentique Free Bird Collection Endless
  • Close To My Heart Antique Gold Mini-Medley Accents
  • Close To My Heart Burlap Ribbon


  • Close To My Heart My Acrylix Perfect Fit Stamp Sets: Halloween, Frames
  • Circle punch, 1-7/16”
  • Heat tool
  • Fiskars Scallop Scissors
  • Close To My Heart Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Ink Pads: Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Close To My Heart My Acrylix Tools: Block, Spritz Cleaner, Stamp Scrubber
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, double-sided tape, foam dots, clear dots

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil
  • 1. Make 5"x5" gold top-fold card.
  • 2. Cut 5" black cardstock square. Cut and adhere 4-1/2" corrugated paper square to black panel.
  • 3. Cut 4" orange paper square; trim top 1/2" from square with scalloped scissors. Stamp Sorbet sentiment across panel, 1/4" from top edge. Adhere to layered panel.
  • 4. Cut 7" burlap ribbon length. Wrap ribbon around bottom of layered panel, leaving corrugated paper edge visible; adhere ends at back using double-sided tape. Adhere panel to card.
  • 5. Stamp Buttercup pumpkin image onto watercolor paper; heat emboss with clear powder. Punch image into circle; ink edges Sweet Leaf.
  • 6. Stamp Sorbet dot frame image onto orange paper and Sweet Leaf date image onto watercolor paper; detail cut images. Adhere pumpkin to frame center with foam tape.
  • 7. Cut 1-3/16" square and 1"x3" strip from watercolor paper. Ink square Buttercup and strip Sweet Leaf. Trim one end of strip into a "V"; stamp Sorbet sentiment. Adhere date circle to yellow square with foam dots; adhere one end of strip to back of dot frame.
  • 8. Using photo as guide, adhere elements to card; use double-sided tape for pumpkin element and foam dots for date element.
  • 9. Adhere crocheted flower to card with clear dot; adhere button to center with clear dot.
  • Tip
  • 1. Clear embossing the pumpkin image adds a subtle hint of shine to an otherwise matte-finish card.