It time for the October challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables and, since it’s October the perfect theme for the challenge is Halloween. First, I want to tell you about Miss Kate’s Freebie of the Day. You can get yours here.
I really enjoy making Halloween cards and crafts. It’s even more fun with all the great cut files at Miss Kate’s. Several files were combined to make this card; Halloween Witch, Haunted House Frame, Ghost Set, Tombstones, and Happy Halloween Titles. With them I made this shaker card and treat bag.
First, let me tell you how I put the card together.
I used Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango card stocks from Stampin’ Up. The base of the card has a circle cut in the front for a peek a boo effect with a double-sided shaker. Using the Haunted House Frame, I removed the decorative outer frame leaving the house in the circle and cut that from black card stock, aligned to the circle on the card base. Then the Blackberry Bliss layer which I ran through the Big Shot with the Spiderweb embossing folder. I inked the raised side of the embossing folder to make the web white which really makes it pop off that dark paper. I printed the Happy Halloween title on the Tangerine Tango and cut it into a pennant with a black mat. The layering order was base, acetate, black haunted house, acetate, the new Foam Adhesive Strips from Stampin’ Up (love these) around the circle and on the balance of the black panel, acetate and the blackberry bliss panel. I attached the witch on the acetate after running it through the Xyron.
This close-up shows you the shaker contents which is a combination of Halloween confetti I purchased through Amazon and bats cut from the Halloween Witch file in various sizes from Basic Black. You might also be able to see that I coated the white lines of the spiderweb with Wink of Stella as well as the Happy Halloween title.
Inside the card is the moon from the Halloween Witch file on a panel of water-color paper colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I wanted a few bats flying in front of the moon, but I didn’t want to have to attach such small pieces, so I cut them out of the moon and placed a piece of black behind that layer. I cut a piece of black card stock for across the bottom and placed the tombstones and a ghost.
The treat bag, which is also a shaker, was made with a Samantha Walker treat bag cut file, but I removed the design and inserted the haunted house to match the card. I used the same shaker contents and printed the title again, reversing the direction of the pennant.
When I make shaker cards, I always run powder from my Embossing Buddy around the inside edge of the mounting tape to keep the shaker contents from sticking to it. Except…I forgot to do that with the treat bag. I want to show you what can happen when you fail to do this so you can learn from my mistake. See everything sticking to the mounting tape? Not good!