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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Frightfully Cute, Halloween Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

When shopping in the Stampin' Up! 2021 Holiday Catalog, I saw this really great die set "Frightful Tags". The fence, tree and spider web caught my eye. How can you go wrong having those three items for a Halloween card? The "Frightfully Cute" set is part of the bundle, so I had to go for it all! It's too bad the witch didn't have a die cut though.

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

I used a blending brush and I first colored the whole front lightly with Smoky Slate ink. Then I used some Pacific Point ink. But I thought I should make the sky a little bit darker so I added some Night of Navy ink. I also wanted the appearance that the sun had recently set so I added some Flirty Flamingo on the horizon. For the grassy area I brushed on some Old Olive.  Then I used my chalk pen to make dots in the sky for stars. If you don't have that pen, you can use a gel pen or if you have some white acrylic paint, grab a toothpick and add your dots that way.

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" stack. There's some REALLY cute papers in that pack.  I chose the house ones because I wanted to give the impression of a neighborhood. I cut the piece 5-1/4" x 2". I set it aside.

I die cut two fences using Basic Black card stock. I glued the two posts in the center together. I didn't want to have two posts next to each other. I wanted to have the look of a long continuous fence. And then I die cut the tree from Early Espresso card stock. 

Glue was added to the three posts (one is behind the DSP) and I set the fence in place. Then the DSP strip was taped down. Glue was added to the back of the tree and it was slipped under the fence. It's easy to do because that part is not glued down.

I stamped the moon on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Daffodil Delight ink and then rolling the edges of the stamp on the Crushed Curry in pad. I took my blending brush and dragged the ink on the edges towards the center. I used Terri's modified Rock n Roll Technique to do that. You can see that technique here.  Then I die cut the moon with the matching die. I glued it in place on the front of the card.

The witch was stamped using black Memento ink. Don't worry about not getting her stamped so solidly, we will tend to that later.  I fussy cut her out. That was not fun. I'd recommend cutting the broom first. Cut a rounded area around the bristles and then snip inward to get the ends of the broom nice and sharp looking. I did the same with her hair too. It's the easiest way to make sure you get that rough look without bending the card stock to get into those little areas. When I was done fussy cutting I set her down on some scrap paper and I took my Basic Black marker and I traced around her. This let me color the edges, especially where I left some white card stock showing.  Then I colored over the entire piece. This let me make her solid black in color. I set it aside to dry.

The words are from the "Frightfully Cute" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the die from the "Frightful Tags" die set. I don't know if you can see it but there's a tiny indented edge all around the word piece.  I set the words in place with Dimensionals and then I set the witch in place on the moon with Dimensionals and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make. I don't think I'd make a bunch of them because I don't think I would like fussy cutting more than one witch for now! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see my flying witch Halloween card,


KardsbyKadie said...

Such a GREAT WAY to show-off those amazing dies. LOVE the flying witch!

Wavah said...

That is the cutest Halloween card. Love it