Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun and quick Halloween card featuring the Scary Cute Bundle and Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper! One of the things that can make Halloween so fun, for me at least, are the little kiddos out trick or treating in their costumes! When my boys were small, they loved to dress up and go trick or treating in our neighborhood and that is what this card reminds me of, getting them dressed up and heading out for some trick or treating fun! With a little bit of stamping, die-cutting, and a sheet of Rustic Harvest DSP, not only is this a great way to get ahead of your Halloween card making, but you also use that Rustic Harvest DSP for a card that is outside of fall or Thanksgiving!
The base layer for the card front is this design from the Rustic Harvest DSP, cut into six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and six ¾” x 4” strips for the inside:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Cut about a 5 ½” piece of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon.
2. Use the second from the smallest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut from Old Olive cardstock and use your Stamparatus to stamp the image in Mossy Meadow ink. *I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image twice for a nice solid image.
3. Use the third from the smallest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut from Vellum cardstock, this will be layered under the above die-cut.
4. Place some adhesive sheet on the back of the mirrored Silver Foil Specialty Paper and use the double star die from Sentiment Silhouettes to die-cut three out.
5. Use the moon die to die-cut two pieces from Crushed Curry cardstock. *These will be adhered together; I wanted a thicker die-cut moon.
6. Cut a ½” x 3 ½” piece of Basic Black cardstock, partially ink the sentiment with Versamark ink to stamp on the cardstock, heat emboss with White Embossing Powder, and cut the left end as shown.
I first adhered the two die-cut layers together, adhered the mesh ribbon to the back of the die-cut layers, and then adhered this piece to the middle of the DSP base layer. Cut a mini dimensional in half to adhere the layered die-cut moon, use the smaller (inside) die-cut star to place as shown, and adhere the sentiment with dimensionals in the bottom right corner. This completed piece is adhered to a 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” Basic Black cardstock card base:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP as shown:
This alternative card is pretty much the same, except I used Highland Heather cardstock, Gorgeous Grape ink, and used the bigger (outline) die-cut stars:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image in Mossy Meadow ink in the bottom left corner, Gorgeous Grape ink for the alternative cards:
These are the cutest little Halloween cards! The great thing about using black and white DSP, you can use any color cardstock and ink for your images! For my cards, I chose to use a darker shade of ink, instead of tone-on-tone, because I felt that the stamped images really popped out!
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