Haunted Graveyard Slimline

I couldn't be more excited about our Halloween releases this season. Over-all there will be a total of  FIVE Halloween mini releases and each one is complementary to the next making it our largest and most coordinated Halloween release to date...YAY for so much Halloween card making FUN!

Don't miss a thing, check out all the Halloween card making goodies at Whimsy Stamps.
And don't FEAR, some things have and are selling out very quickly but they are available for pre-order so you'll be sure to get them once we re-stock.

I absolutely love "Haunted" things and this release is all about haunted that's for sure. Just look at the newest 6x6 paper pack, it's even named "Haunted" and I used one of my favorite sheets as the focal point of my haunted graveyard card.
I simply cut the piece of Haunted paper to 3.5" and glued it to the front of a blue slimline card base.

 I used the BOO die set and cut out a couple of ghosties from vellum and tucked them peeking out behind the paper. 

I die cut the "shivers" word from the Chills Word die set three times from a light blue cardstock.

I stacked and glued all three of the words on top of one another for added stability and dimension. I do this pretty much with all my word dies. It's a little extra work but the result in real life is worth it.

To complete my haunted graveyard scene, I die cut two of the largest fences from the Build-a-Graveyard die set and glued them the each end of the card.

I LOVE the new Build-a-Graveyard, and complementing Grave Epitaphs clear stamp set...stay tuned for a post using both of these fun products.

And that's it, a quick Halloween card that could send shivers down anyone's spine :)!


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Day of the Dead Shaker Card

Dia de Muertos - DAY OF THE DEAD
(quoted from dayofthedead.holiday page)...

Day of the Dead is a 2-day holiday that reunites the living and the deceased. Families create offerings to honor their departed family members that have passed away. These alters are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite food and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their food, and join in the celebrations.

For today's card I first die cut out the largest Wavy Stitched Square four different times, once from white card stock, once from orange card stock, and twice from yellow card stock.

I went over the entire white cardstock with copic BV000. Then I stamped the Day of the Dead Frame and colored it with 
Copic markers: W0, W1, W2, YR30, YR23, Y00, C0, C2


I used the (third smallest) Wavy Stitched Square to die cut out the center opening then stamped the Sugar Skull Cuties sentiment with black ink.  I glued the sentiment to the center of one of the yellow Wavy square paying attention to placement.

I prepared my shaker by adhering clear acetate behind the opening, filled the center with Creepy Sprinklets and Ink Blot Sparklets then added foam tape to the frame and secured it. 
(the flowers and yellow sequins in the shaker mix are from a retired Sparklets pack)

To complete my Day of the Dead card, I used my paper trimmer to cut an orange wavy frame and a yellow wavy frame both in half and adhered just half to the top of the card and half to the bottom then adhered it to a 4x4 card base.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Day of the Dead Frame Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Sugar Skull Cuties Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps
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Forever Isn't Long Enough

Happy National Dog Day!
No truer words...

The wide variety of Whimsy's background stamps are some of my favorite products and I use them a lot. They're perfect to customize your own "patterned papers" like I did with my card today.

So to get this card started I stamped the Military Camo Background with a light brown ink on a 4 x 5.5 piece of kraft card stock then matted it onto an A2 blue card base. 

For the little banners I used the Quick Strips dies set and cut out one kraft, and one blue strip then stamped the little paw on each using the same brown ink as the background. Then just trimmed off the ends at different lengths and added them to the card front.

For the main image I used the Tombstone Tags dies set and cut out two of the biggest tags, one from blue card stock and one from vanilla card stock. I stamped the Best Buddies image on the vanilla tag and colored it with Copic markers. I also used a white pencil on the dogs tail and the little boys shirt and shoes.

To make the blue tag appear bigger than the vanilla one I just cut the blue tag in half and glued each piece behind the vanilla tag a little past the top and bottom edges to "stretch it"

To complete my card I die cut another one of the Quick Strips from vanilla card stock (which seems to be appearing more white in the pic) and stamped the sentiment in black.

Hope you enjoyed today's post and I hope you are soaking up your furbabies...they are the best gift in the world. HAPPY National Dog Day!

Best Buddies Clear Stamps Military Camo Background Rubber Cling Stamp Quick Strips Die Set Tombstone Tag Die Set

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