Sunday, September 20, 2015

Spooky (September Class Project)

How fun is this card?!  It's very similar to the card featured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog, with just a few tweaks.  This version was posted on by Terri Allen.

Click on image for closer look.

Stamp Set:
* Among the Branches

* Basic Black card stock: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
* Sahara Sand card stock: 5-1/4" x 4"
* Pumpkin Pie card stock: 3-1/2" x 1-3/4"
* Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper ("DSP"): 2" Circle

* Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad (2015 Holiday Mini Catalog)
* Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad (2015 Holiday Mini Catalog)

Accessories and Tools:
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Woodland Embossing Folder (2015 Holiday Mini Catalog)
* Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies (2015 Holiday Mini Catalog)
* Sponge Dauber
* Spider Web Doilies (2015 Holiday Mini Catalog)
* 2" Circle Punch
* Into the Woods 3/8" Cotton Ribbon: 3-3/4" (2015 Holiday Mini Catalog)
* Gold Sequin Trim: 3-1/4"
* Adhesives: SNAIL, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tear and Tape

(Unless otherwise indicated, SNAIL Adhesive was used to assemble this card.)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Use Big Shot and Embossing Folder to add trees to Sahara Sand card stock.  (Note:  This is a 6" x 6" embossing folder.  To make sure the trees are positioned so there's room for the owl to perch on the branch, you will need to position the paper at the open edge of the embossing folder.  Guess why the owl on my first card was standing on the ground?!  Mistakes are great teachers . . . .)

3. Use Sponge Dauber to smudge Basic Gray ink randomly onto the trees.  Use Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere Spider Web Doily in lower right corner of card stock; trim edges of doily to fit card stock.  Use Basic Black ink to stamp owl on tree branch, and stamp spooky eyes randomly between branches.  Adhere card stock to front of card.

4. Punch 2" Circle from DSP and adhere to center of doily.  Apply Tear and Tape to back of ribbon; remove backing and adhere across bottom of 2" circle as shown.  Apply Tear and Tape to back of sequin trim, "smoosh" to fit on back of trim without extending beyond the edges.  Apply across top edge of ribbon.

5. Use Big Shot and Thinlits Die to cut "spooky" from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Use Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere above the sequins as shown.

BOO!!!  Your card is complete . . . and kind of scary!

A couple of quick tips about the Fine Point Glue Pen -- there is a pin inside the lid to keep the glue from clogging.  If you hold your finger close to the tip when you're replacing the cap, it's a little easier to guide the pin back into the opening.  Also, the opening is TINY -- to prevent clogging, you need to replace the cap immediately when you're finished using it.

Cathy  ;D

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