F un Halloween card made with Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Pumpkin Pie Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Basic Black Cardstock
- horizontal tag cut from black, orange, purple, and yellow plaid design from Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, if you don't already have a tag leftover from another project you will need a piece of the designer paper that is 2" x 2-3/4"
- 2-3/4" x 3-1/2" from Crushed Curry Cardstock
- 1-1/2" square from Whisper White Cardstock
Insert the Basic Black rectangle into the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Use the line drawn on the front of the embossing folder to help you line the cardstock up straight. Place the folder with the cardstock inside on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine platform and run through the machine.
Adhere the dry embossed black rectangle to the front of the Pumpkin Pie card.
Cut an 8" piece of the black and white Baker's Twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.
Lay the twine on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. Run the side of the brush tip of the Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends up and down the length of the twine several times, rotating the twine slightly each time, until the twine is colored orange. Set aside to dry.
Mount the owl hiding behind a jack o'lantern image from the Have A Hoot Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Memento Pad. Stamp it in the center of the white square.
Pick out the matching owl hiding behind the jack o'lantern die from the Peek-A-Hoot Dies. Put it on top of the stamped white square on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so that the image is centered in the die. Run through the tool.
Make sure you have some paper (Grid Paper works great) at your work space.to protect the work surface. The Stampin' Blends Markers will bleed through the cardstock that you are coloring so you need to protect your work surface.
Place the owl hiding behind the jack o'lantern cut out on the work paper and color with the Stampin' Blends Markers. The markers have a brush tip for coloring in larger areas and a fine tip for coloring in smaller areas.
Use the Dark and Light Soft Suede Stampin' Blends to color in the owl's head and wings and the stem on the pumpkin.
Use the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends to color in the owl's eyes and talons and the facial features on the jack o'lantern.
Use the Dark and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends to color in the rest of the jack o'lantern.
Use the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends to color in the edges of the cut out.
If you don't already have a tag leftover from another project, you will need to cut out a tag. Pick out the set of three connected tags die from the Peek-A-Hoot Dies. Put it on top of the designer paper rectangle on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so that you will cut out the large horizontal tag. Run through the tool.
Cut a 6" piece of the 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon.
Thread the ribbon through the hole in the left side of the tag and get the ends even. Tie in place using the colored black and now orange Baker's Twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack. Tie the twine in a small bow. Trim the ends of the ribbon at angles and the ends of the twine.
Adhere the tag with ribbon attached to the front of the card in the bottom right corner so the bottom of the tag is about 1/2" from the bottom edge and the right side of the tag is about 1" from the right edge.
Unlock the 2-1/4" Circle Punch. Slide one short edge of the Crushed Curry strip into the punch about half way. Punch. Pull the strip out a bit until you have a crescent moon of Crushed Curry Cardstock showing inside the punching area. Punch.
Adhere the crescent moon punch out to the front of the card so it overlaps the upper right side of the tag a bit.
Use mini dimensionals from the Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack to adhere the owl hiding behind the jack o'lantern cut out to the front of the card so it overlaps the right side of the tag a bit and the bottom is even with the bottom of the tag.