Do send Halloween cards? I do .. but not so many! So I needed to create a project that was both a card and decor. Here it is!
I used a larger Memories and More card that is 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 (so yes it needs a bit of extra postage). I added a layer of Peacock 6 1/4 x 4 1/4, then a layer of the Black Glitter paper 6 x 4. I'll give you directions for the "easel" at the end of this post.
I cut 5 pieces of patterned paper and 1 piece of cardstock 1 3/4 x 1 3/4
For each square I embossed a creature from the stamp set in silver embossing powder. The last square is a piece 1 1/2 x 3/4 for my greeting. Under the greeting is the Silver Metallic Mesh ribbon (about 4" folded 3 times).
For the blackberry square with the spider: first emboss the spider, then put the square through the Cut and Emboss machine with the Cobweb 3D folder to create the web and then with a bit of white craft ink on a sponge, light brush over the web. I bet a Smoky Slate grey would work too :)
My embossing folder and paper is from the suite "Magic in the Night".
The "easel" feature is made by cutting the back of your card just 1/4" from the bottom by about 2" on both sides. On the front of your card make 2 tiny slits about 1/4" at the front bottom of the card. Bring the back "legs" to the front and insert into the slit at the front. This really stands up well! Super easy and a fun effect for any card that you want to also be "decor".
All the supplies are in my online store (click on the shopping cart), but check your stash of Halloween paper and stamps, this sampler is very easy to create with many Halloween sets! Use what you have, buy what you need! And using the host code will always get you free goodies.
I'll be updating my class list - but stay tuned for a fun 4 week Online class Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 6-730pm with the Whale. $30 for the stamp set and projects. Add $8 for shipping and/or add $8 for a block and 2 spot inks. Perfect for experienced or new crafters. I'll close this class registration Sunday Oct 25. email me to register MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com.
Happy Halloween, MaryKate