Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a super fun and easy Halloween card featuring the Scary Cute Bundle and the retired Frightful Tag Dies! I normally don’t break out the retired stuff, however, I really thought that combining these two bundles would be a great way to add additional detail to my Halloween cards! I searched thru all my current stamp sets and dies looking for a tree of some sort to use with the Scary Cute Bundle, but alas, I just didn’t have what I was looking for. Then I remembered that the Frightfully Cute Bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog might just have it and luckily was easily accessible! So, if you have the Frightfully Cute Bundle from last year and have the Scary Cute Bundle from this year, then you can make this card with me!
To create the scenery base layer, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and use a Blending Brush with Pear Pizzazz ink for the ground and Sponge Daubers with Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, and Night of Navy inks, I also went back over the ground with a Sponge Dauber and Pear Pizzazz ink to achieve a darker color. The starry sky is created by using a drop Craft White ink refill on a clear block, use either a wet paint brush or Water Painter, and tap the brush/painter with the white ink across the sky and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the trick or treater trio in Early Espresso ink. I then used the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. From Basic Black cardstock, use the tree die and fence die from Frightful Tag Dies and the spooky house and cat die from Scary Silhouettes to die-cut out one of each, except two of the fence die-cuts. I fussy cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to place behind the windows of the scary house and the cat’s eyes and trimmed off the bottom of the cat die-cut.
2. The moon is die-cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and use a sponge dauber with Basic Gray ink around the edges.
To assemble, use liquid glue on the fence posts to adhere to the scenery, the die-cut tree behind the fence, the second fence on the other side, the cat along the top of that fence so it looks like it is standing on the top of the fence, the scary house in the middle, and cut a mini dimensional in half to adhere the moon as shown. I adhered this piece to a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Basic Gray cardstock and used an Adhesive Foam Sheet that I cut up into 1” squares for the corners and a 1” x 2” strip for the middle to adhere to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and use your Stamparatus to stamp the trick or treating trio in the corner with Early Espresso ink:
For the coordinating Very Vanilla Medium envelope, use your Stamparatus to stamp the trick or treating trio in the corner:
I just love the added details of this card by using the Frightful Tag Dies! I decided not to stamp the trick or treating trio in Memento ink because I just seem not to get a nicely stamped image and used Early Espresso instead, which I think turned out perfect (still had to stamp twice using my Stamparatus) and they stand out with the Basic Black die-cuts. Remember when using sponge daubers and blending brushes that you can go as dark as you like, but really blend in between colors so it looks seamless! If you don’t have the Frightful Tag Dies, you may have something else that you can substitute!
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