Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Halloween Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner. Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my card creation with you today!
For me, I like to make Halloween cards and creating a scenery for the card front, so I thought how fun it would be to do this with a slim line card! These have really taken off in popularity and I tried my hand at one last month when I made a special birthday card with the Whale of a Time Suite (kind of like testing out a recipe for the first time), but before I made that card, I first thought of what am I going to put the card in? Since I already had some of the longer envelopes on hand, I just used the envelope dimensions (4 1/8” x 9 ½”) to create my card base, 8” x 9”, and scored at 4”.
For the base layer, I used these two designs from Magic in this Night DSP, the top is cut at 2” x 8 ¾” and the bottom is cut at 1 ¾” x 8 ¾”, for a total piece measuring 3 ¾” x 8 ¾”:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Use the third largest Layering Circles Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock, use sponge daubers to first color the middle of the circle with So Saffron ink, Daffodil Delight ink to the edge, and along the circle edge with Smoky Slate ink. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the spooky house from Everything Essential in Memento ink.
2. I stamped the “trick or treat” part of the spooky house stamp again on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut out, and colored in with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.
3. I placed some Adhesive Sheet on the back of Basic Black cardstock and used the detailed edge die from Halloween Magic Dies to cut out two pieces.
4. Use the large spider stamp from Hallows Night Magic to heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.
5. Stamp the double pumpkin from Gather Together in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock, color with Dark and Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, cut out with the coordinating die from Gathered Leaves Dies, and use Shimmery Crystal Effects over the whole piece. Note-this took about an hour or so to dry, you may want to do this first.
6. Use the small triple bat die from Halloween Magic Dies to cut out of Black Glitter Paper.
7. Use the large double bat stamp from Hallows Night Magic to stamp on Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss with White Embossing Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.
The card base is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 8” x 9”, and scored at 4”. I first used liquid glue to adhere the 2” x 8 ¾” piece of DSP to the card base and then adhered the stamped circle die-cut as shown:
The 1 ¾” x 8 ¾” piece of DSP is adhered as shown under the top piece, but over the bottom of the die-cut circle, with liquid glue:
Remove the adhesive backing from the two detailed edge die-cuts, lining up each one at the edge and the top along the cut between the two pieces of DSP. I first lined the one on the right and then used a ruler to line up the one on the left. You can make one complete piece, just cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 1’ X 8 ¾”, let part of the end hang off the edge so that it doesn’t completely cut, and realign the die to cut again, repeating this process until you have one complete die-cut piece:
To complete the rest of the card front, I used liquid glue to adhere the spiders, the pumpkin over the gap of the detailed edge die-cuts, and the “trick or treat” piece over the part that was covered up by the detailed edge die-cut. I used black dimensionals to adhere all the bats as shown, cutting one of the mini black dimensionals in half for the two small black glitter bats:
For the inside, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 8”, stamped the sentiment from Hallows Night Magic in Pumpkin Pie ink, the bats from Everything Essential in Memento ink, the small spider from Hallows Night Magic in Smoky Slate ink, and the pumpkin from Everything Essential in Memento ink, coloring in with Light Daffodil Delight and Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. Since the pumpkin should be stamped twice for a good image, I used my Stamparatus, however, the paper is too long, so I lined up the stamp with the side and bottom edge of the cardstock on each end:
Isn’t this a fun and spooky Halloween card?? Making this slim line Halloween card was super easy and fun! If you haven’t tried to make one, I suggest you try it…at least once! lol
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