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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Pick of the Patch, Them Bones, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2023

Hello and welcome to my blog. New stuff!!!  My order arrived and today I have a fun Halloween card to share with you.  Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of my 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" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it to the inside of the card.

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Them Bones" 12" x 12"package. I taped that to the front of the card.

I used the "Polaroid" technique to make this card. I have used this technique many times. Click here to see the cards I made using this technique.  I cut my pieces for the "Polaroid" technique as follows. The layer was cut at 3-1/8" x 3-7/8" and the Basic White piece was cut at 3" x 3-3/4".  I took my Blending Brushes and scrubbed on some Pumpkin Pie ink and Garden Green ink. Then I added some dots using the image from the "Pick of the Patch" set. I used Smoky Slate ink that was stamped off once. 

Next I took the second largest stitched square from the "Stylish Shapes" die set and eyed it so it looked even on the left, top, and right. The words from the same "Pick of the Patch" were stamped next using black Memento ink.  

The background inside the "Polaroid" piece from the same DSP was cut at 3" x 3-3/4". It's the backside of the large background sheet that was used for the base of the card. I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece, making sure it didn't show on any sides. Then I taped that to the Basic Black piece.

The pumpkins were stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink on the two larger ones and Cajun Craze on the smaller one. I punched out the matching punch. The stems were stamped using Pecan Pie ink and punched out.  And the leaves were stamped using Garden Green ink and the two for the larger pumpkins were punched out. I ended up fussy cutting them because I didn't like the white showing. One fun tip here, when you fussy cut you don't have to be concerned about some white showing. I just take the matching marker and set it on some scrap paper and trace it. Then all of those white lines are gone and you look like you are the most perfect fussy cutter!!  

I also stamped a crow and fussy cut it too, tracing the edges like I did for the leaves and stems.

I was now ready to add my stamped images. I taped the two pumpkins in the background first. I added their stems and leaves. For the larger pumpkin I glued the stem on and then the leaf. Small Dimensionals were added to the back I set it in place on the front of the card.

Dimensionals were added to the back of the Polaroid piece and it was set in place on the front of the card. And that was it, the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make. I have always liked playing with the "Polaroid" technique. It's easy and fun.

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

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