Friday, September 3, 2010

Spooky Halloween

OK- enough of Christmas projects for now... gotta start looking at my Halloween stuff! I recently bought some new Halloween punches by Martha Stewart and EK success that I've been dying to try out. I dug up my old Halloween stamps punches from last year too for this project. Decided on using my Dandelion Stamps since they were small and could fit more on the card. Before I show you the inside of my card... I have to tell you where I got the inspiration from. I first saw a cute card using this technique on Joy's blog. Joy got the card from Eunice, who credits Carol, who credits Valita for this technique. I think Valita says she doesn't know who originated this idea but Carol calls it the Pleated Center Pop Up Card. Both sites have tutorials on how to make this card. I used Carol's version which allowed me to stagger the placement of each item. Instead of using an 8 1/2" x 11" paper, I used a 5 1/2" x 12" paper. After it folds down, its about the size of an A2 card. Here I have the card leaning against the wall, so you can see it with the DP as the backdrop. I copied the idea of using my tag punch for the tombstones from Mr. Barnes- who did it on the card featured here.. Instead of leaving the tombstones blank, I decided to use these cute sentiments from Dandelion Designs. This is actually what inspired me to use her stamps. I love that it says "Trick or treat, smell my feet, gimme something good to eat". We used to say that all the time growing up in Hawaii. I inked up the tags using my distress inks and and trimmed one of them so that it was smaller. Here's what it looks like when it just lays flat.. I like how the bats look like they are flying.. Finally, added in the finishing sentiment to a Fancy Labels tag by Spellbinders. Somehow that label reminds me of Halloween. Added the three ghosts from my new MS Ghost border punch. Aren't they cute?? Now I'm in the mood for some candy! Thanks Eunice for sharing this cool card technique and the links to where you got the idea from!! Supplies:
  • All stamps- Dandelion Designs
  • Bat punches- EK Success (large bat) and Martha Stewart
  • Spiderweb punch- MS Crafts
  • Ghost border punch- MS Crafts
  • Tag punch- EK success
  • Crystals- Hero Arts
  • Acetate
  • Oval and Scallop oval dies- Spellbinders
  • Fancy Labels die- Spellbinders
  • DP- Bo Bunny


Ilissa said...

I love your card! I just love the entire
Halloween theme. So creative too!

Brenda said...

your card surely puts me in the mood for halloween! have a great weekend!

Joy said...

what a great halloween card. I was so debating on whether to get that spider web punch. it really adds to the card. love your images and the sentiments. you really went all dandelion! too cute! have a wonderful long weekend!

1LuvnMama said...

Very cute Jenny! So much detail it brings the spook to life! :)

ShaniKulani said...

what great card!! and very inspiring...cant wait to start my halloween stuff too :)

mst822 said...

Wow, such a cute card! Luv all those Dandelion images, so cute! Luv all the details on your card, so creative!

Teri said...

Ooh, Halloween is a favorite holiday of mine! LOVE what you created here! That ghost border is too cute!!