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Monday, October 09, 2023

Bag of Bones, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I found in the Stampin' Up! 2023 Fall Mini Catalog.  I don't usually copy a card from there, not because they are not pretty or fun but because I forget about looking in there for ideas and inspiration.  But when I had cut some Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Them Bones" 12" x 12"package, I remembered seeing a card made using that one piece. I remembered seeing it in the mini catalog and I turned to page 48 and started in on making it. Please read on to see how the card was made.

First of all I took a half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. Basic White would work too because the DSP covers the whole front.  The DSP from the "Them Bones" package was cut at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  I taped it to the front of the card base.

Next I took the piece of DSP that was cut from a sheet of other designs and I taped it to the front of the card, centering it on all sides. 

The skeleton was stamped from the "Bag of Bones" set using Pumpkin Pie ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut him out using the matching dies. The words are from the same set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and that was it for the stamping. I die cut the words using the smallest stitched square die from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. 

The hat, shoes, cane, bowtie, and bats were die cut on Basic Black card stock.

A scrap piece of Basic White card stock was used for the moon and stars. I cut two (they are all on one die). 

Basic Gray card stock was used for the stake "holding" the words, it was 1/8" wide and about 3" long. I kept it long so I could trim off the bottom later once I got the piece in place. I think placing that strip was about the most difficult part of making the card. I had to get it just right or they skeleton wouldn't be centered. The bottom part of the stake was glued to the DSP about 1/4" from the bottom right corner. And the top part of the stake is about 5/8" from the right side.  Hope that gets you the measurements you need when you make yours. The word piece was taped down over a little bit of the top part of the stake.

Next the bats were glued in place. It was easy to figure where they went because the DSP has the bats printed on it and I just covered up the printed ones. The moon was added next and then the stars.

On my worktable I assembled the skeleton. I glued his shoes first, then the bowtie, then the cane, and the hat was last. Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set in place on the front of the card, centering it as much as I could.  

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

I think it turned out rather well. I think it's cute and I don't regret making it. I do regret not paying more attention to the card samples in the catalogs. There was a reason I liked the sets I bought and I'm sure it had to do with a sample in the catalog! I need to pay better attention to those samples for some inspiration.

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

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

DARLING card Wanda.
The spotlight feature just kicks this card into the next level.