It’s my day to post at Miss Kate Cuttables and, since I love making Halloween cards, I decided to make not one but two to share with you today. Before we get to that, though, I want to remind you to check out Miss Kate’s Freebie of the Day.
My first card uses the Halloween Title Set to create the centerpiece for this standing easel card (at least that’s what I call it).
I created the semi-circle large enough to accommodate the spider web. This card base is pretty easy to make with either an e-cutter or die cuts and you can make the “stand up section” in any number of shapes. I have a template on the Hint, Tips & Tutorials page should you want it. I cut the base from Basic Black.
I cut the web twice; once in Whisper White and once in Basic Black. I cut all the web from the black piece, leaving only the section behind the greeting. The background is cut using digital paper from the Spooktacular Kit by Melissa Bennett. Miss Kate now has digital paper. Had it been available when I made this card, I certainly would have purchased it.
Tangerine Tango was used for the greeting and the panel. Speaking of the panel, I dry embossed it with a Spider Web embossing. I inked up the raised side with Basic Black ink.
I made the sentiment panel in my Silhouette, trying to fashion it after the greeting. I placed it on a scalloped mat and put some Nuvo Drops on it. Have you tried them yet? They’re great to quickly make enamel dots in the exact size you need. The finishing touch, a spider made from pom-poms and googly eyes. For more images, just click on the card.
On this card, I cut the base short, so the moon extends beyond it. The base is cut from Basic Black and there are two panels; one of Lavender Lace and the other of Tangerine Tango. The digital paper is from the Fright Night Collection by Peppermint Creative. The background was originally black, but I color matched it to the Lavender Lace in Photoshop Elements. I did sponge the edges in black, though.
The stitched scalloped oval was cut on the Silhouette using I file I purchased in the store, cut from Basic Black as are the tree, fence and bats. The moon is cut using Daffodil Delight and So Saffron card stocks, sponged a bit for dimension. I coated the bats with Nuvo Drops and dotted the scallops. You can find more pictures in the gallery by clicking on the card.
I’m enjoying making Halloween cards…but soon I get to concentrate on fall and Thanksgiving cards with Christmas on their heels. No time for slacking.
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