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Friday, September 20, 2019

Everything Festive, Halloween Card, September 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I got my Paper Pumpkin in the mail yesterday and I had too many things going on to sit down and play with it.  But today I had some free time and I sat down and looked through the box.  I was not sure what I was going to do with it since I did not have any use for the treat boxes.  So as I took the images off the die cut sheets, I was trying to think of what I was going to make and this is what I came up with today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  This fold is on the left and the card opens on the right.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and one of the skull spider web dies and placed it on top and sponged black Memento ink on it, using it like a stencil.  By the time I was done I had a solid black skull web that I will probably use on another card sometime soon. After I was done with the sponging, I taped the piece to the card base.

I took one of the black tags and taped it to a stitched rectangle piece that I cut from one of the polka dot boxes.  I cut two, one for each corner of the card.  I taped the tag to the polka dot piece and then I taped them to the two corners of the card. 

The words are from the "Everything Festive" set. I first stamped them using the Gorgeous Grape ink that came with the kit but I ended up stamping over it using black Memento ink.  It's got a little purply look to it.  I die cut the words using the stitched oval die.  And I die cut a scalloped oval using a piece of the polka dot treat box.  I taped the two pieces together.  

I took the hand dies and I cut a line between the thumb and first finger.  Doing this allowed the thumb to slip behind the oval better.  I wanted it to look like the hand are holding the oval. I taped the hands in place and I made sure when I was adding the Dimensionals that I had them touching the thumb and part of the hand to help hold those in place.  I set the oval in place on top of the card.  I added the skeletons using the black Dimensionals that came with the kit.  And for a final touch, I added some sequins. I didn't have any orange ones, so I took the gold ones that were left over from last month and I used the dark Cajun Craze Blends pen and colored them before I set them in place.  

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.  I am SO loving the background.  It didn't take all that long to do, plus it was looking so cool as I was doing it and that helped make it go faster too.  I may do another one, I think I need more than one black skull web.  I have an idea brewing!!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


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