Monday, September 24, 2018

Toil and Trouble Halloween Pop Up card

This can be a card or décor. Sometimes it’s call a wiper card. 

Here it is closed
... and the tug the sides and it opens and out pops at hat!

2 pieces of cardstock  6 ¾ x 4 ¼, score on the long side 5 and 5 ¾
2 x 2 ½ with a score line in 1 corner about 1/2 “ on each side (see photo) I've already trimmed the edge of the witch hat but you can see the small score line. 

For the front, I used glassy paper (pre-embossed for ease at class) or you can emboss with dots and heat embossing).  3 ¾ x 4 ¼

1. Make the card.  Insert the small piece perpendicular to the front of the card.  Glue this firmly with liquid glue.  See photos below for placement.  The piece should “flap” towards you, down into the card.  Add the sticky strip to the 2 sides - these will adhere down as a "mirror" image.

2. While the glue dries:  Sponge on 3 colors. Tap the ink pad, tap “off” the color on grid paper and swirl onto the glossy paper and if needed take off the ink with a power towel in a swirling motion.   I used Gorgeous Grape, Real Red and Mango melody. 

3. Stamp and die cut the house. Farmhouse is so cute but in this look, I think it's spooky!

4.  Now the glue is dry.  Attach the hat, trim the cardstock.  Test to see it all works. Attach the  larger front to the back  pieces with the sticky strip you adhered (see above)

5. Decorate the front with the colored piece, the Farmhouse house (black ink on the Grape) and  attach the house and bats with dimensionals.  I used the bat punch and black foil for the bats.  Attach the fence with 2-3 glue dots.  My fence is “floating” as the house has dimensions.  You could put a white piece on the back with a greeting.

What do you think - will you try it? I love it when you can create decor and send it as a card. It fits into a regular envelope, but you'll need to add extra postage so it's hand sorted. 

Happy stamping, MaryKate

1 comment:

  1. I love the concept and can't wait to try it. Thank you for the idea. Barb