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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Bag of Bones, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2023

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm going to share a Halloween card with you using the "Bag of Bones" set. I just had to have this set. I'm not sure what I saw on the internet that drew my attention to it but I just knew I wanted it. When I sent my catalog order in it was not in stock. So I had to wait. And wait. And wait. I was finally able to order it, it arrived and now I'm ready to play. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock, it opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Cajun Craze card stock for the top layer. I textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I didn't have anything spooky but I thought this would look good. It worked! I glued this to the card base. I also cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the inside of the card. I taped that in place.

Next I die cut three stitched rectangles from the "Them Bones" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) package from the "Nested Essentials" die set.  I glued these pieces in place. I started with the top one, then the bottom one and the middle piece was added last. I just eyed it on those. But for those of you who like to measure, the top and the left side are about 3/8" from the edges. Same with the bottom and center piece.

The Basic Black shape was cut next, it's from the same "Nested Essentials" die set. I set that in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

I die cut the skeleton from a sheet of DSP from the "Them Bones" package. There's two sheets of skeletons, there's even dog and cat skeletons.  That should be fun to play with too! Before I die cut the skeleton I added a piece of double-sided sticky sheet to the back. I wanted this to be a sticker because I thought it would be a bit of a mess gluing it down. I set the skeleton in place and burnished it so it would stick nicely to the card stock. I should have waited to put the Basic Black piece down before adding the skeleton. It was kind of hard to press it in place with the Dimensionals under it.

The words are from the same set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the die from the "Stylish Shapes" set. I moved the die over so I'd have some room on the left for whatever I could think of later to add to it. I had nothing in mind at that moment. I saw that there were some bat dies in the bundle so I took a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock and die cut them. Three of them are on one die so it made that part quick. I added a dot of glue for each one and set them in place on the word piece. Dimensionals were used on the left side and some glue on the right to hold the piece down. 

This was a fun card to make and I hope to have a lot more fun with it before Halloween.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Halloween card,


Gisela said...

Great card. I am a fan of the layering. Bold bright colors and the details of the bats. Awesome job

KardsbyKadie said...

SERIOUSLY cute Halloween card.