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Thursday, September 02, 2021

Frightfully Cute, Cute Halloween, Kid Friendly Halloween Card, Polaroid Technique

One of my favorite card to make uses the "Polaroid Technique". This is a very easy and fun technique and gives the look of a Polaroid photo. Remember those?  Except this card you don't need to wave in the air to help expose the image! LOL

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 cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic Black card stock and I glued it to the card base.

Then I went to the dark side. There's a lot of black and white images in the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack. Actually all of the images on the backsides are black and white. SO I thought I'd flip a sheet over.  These black and white dots looked fun so I cut the piece 4" x 5-1/4" and glued it to the Basic Black piece.

Now for the fun Polaroid piece.  You cut your card stock at 3" x 3-3/4".  Then I took a 2-3/8 square die and cut the piece, setting the die at the upper part and making sure it was even on both sides and the top.  I used a piece of Post It tape to hold my die in place so it wouldn't shift as I cut it.  Cute Polaroid piece, huh?

I also cut a 3-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Basic Black and glued the White Polaroid piece to it.

The bat DSP is from the same "Cute Halloween" DSP stack. I cut it at 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" and I glued it to the inside of the Polaroid piece. 

The words are from the "Frightfully Cute" stamp set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. It's hard to see in the picture but I die cut a Highland Heather scalloped circle that was just a bit larger than the word circle. And then I die cut a larger scalloped circle. I glued the three circles together. I added 3 enamel dots to the word piece and then I glued it in place on the Polaroid piece.

Dimensionals were added to the Polaroid piece and it was set in place on the front of the card. I liked it sitting at an angle because it gives it more character. And that was it.

This is a super quick and easy technique and you can use up some of your DSP stash when you make cards like this.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Polaroid Technique card,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

Can't ever recall making a "Polaroid Technique"......but you have inspired me to try. Your card is ADORABLE!