Hi, There, Stampers!
This was supposed to be my last Halloween project for this week of celebrating the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper set. You can imagine how surprised I was when I got back to work this Monday morning and found it hadn’t yet appeared. So here it is – but there will still be the three Christmas Cards using that paper set this week, too!
Color Blocks – A Great Way to Show off Prints
Once again, I’ve used the two prints that I absolutely love to use together for fun Halloween cards. In one of my earlier cards this week, I used four matted rectangles to display these same two prints on the front of a card. Today I’m using strips. The “real estate” on the front of this card is just the same, but I think that this one shows the prints off just a bit better. But either one makes a quick and easy card.
That Fun Banner
At the time that I made these cards I only had one Halloween stamp set in my stash – the Bewitching Stamp Set. Unfortunately that stamp set has no sentiments. Hmmm. By now I’ve taken care of that. But I really wanted this card design for my Celebrate Everything series. Aha! I happen to be the happy owner of the Alphabest Bundle which meant I could spell lots of words. SCARY came immediately to mind. Just like the Bewitching bundle, this bundle includes a punch which meant that I could quickly create a banner for the card.
This picture shows how I constructed the banner. To be honest, for my first try I used Black Baker’s Twine for the banner. Can you imagine that this did not show up well? So out came the white twine. And why not color it yellow? I used the dark marker from the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color the white twine and that definitely shows up.
And the White Mat For the Letters
I stamped the letters and one of the outlines from the Alphabest Stamp Set onto Crushed Curry Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. But I also wanted a bit of a white mat to help set the letter elements off from the black and yellow background a bit. So I traced a punched label onto Basic White Cardstock 5 times and then cut each of them out about 1/16″ out from the traced line. Then I flipped them over (to hide the pencil lines) and, voilà, I had mats!
Once I had the Baker’s Twine colored and the letters all put together, I laid the Baker’s Twine in a curve and anchored it with Mini Glue Dots at the 5 points on which I was going to lay letters. Then I adhered each letter over that point with a Stampin’ Dimensional to raise it up from the card a bit. The final touch was to add a bow, made with the colored Baker’s Twine, to each end of the banner, anchoring them with more Mini Glue Dots.
Next Week It’s Time for Christmas Cards!
And that’s it for the Halloween cards for the week! I hope you enjoyed seeing different ways to use the Halloween prints in the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper. Next week check out how I use the Christmas papers. There are 3 double-sided Christmas prints in this set. So it will be colorful next week!