• Jenni

This Is Halloween

Updated: Apr 2, 2019

I was recently part of an awesome 13 day Halloween hop on Instagram hosted by @girl.gone.papercrafter. It was a super fun experience to be a part of! And of course, since it was Halloween, a Nightmare Before Christmas themed card was the first thing that popped into my head.

First, I stamped the images from Kindred Stamps "Holidays are a Nightmare" and some pumpkins from Lawn Fawn's "Pick of the Patch" onto 65 lb. Recollections cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored them with alcohol markers.

From there, I knew I wanted this to be a popup/shadow box card. So after a minute of YouTube searching, I found a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire (linked below). To make the card base, I used 110 lb. black Recollections card stock.

The iconic spiral hill seemed like the perfect image to include on the inside. I trimmed down a panel of white card stock to 5.5" by approximately 3.75" to fit inside the shadow box portion. I free handed the landscape and fussy cut all the pieces out of 65 lb. black card stock. For the moon, I used a circle die and pale yellow card stock.

I then used wilted violet and black soot distress oxide ink to create the sky on the white panel. As well as fossilized amber and faded jeans to give dimension to moon, hill, and surrounding landscape.

After that, I layered the pieces together and glued them down with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue and inserted the image into the shadow box.

For the front of the card, I arranged the images onto some Ms. Sparkle and Co. Halloween paper and added some black and white twine. For an extra spooky embellishment, I attached a plastic spider onto the twine with more liquid glue. Then I popped up the panel with some foam tape.

The sentiment banner was from the Recollections Vintage Halloween stamp set from this year, which I heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and also popped up with foam tape.

Moving on to the inside, I added some faces to the pumpkins with Versamark ink, then embossed them with Lawn Fawn's glow in the dark embossing powder.

Finally, I arranged the remaining images and left room for a message.

Thanks for stopping by!


Shadow box tutorial:

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