Saturday 29 October 2011

Spooks & Treats

Shopping List
Stampendous Peel Offs
90895 Spiders Web
90896 Cats & Bats
93211 Bats
all in black
Stickles Orange Peel
Orange & black card
Thin strip of acetate
Black cotton
Sakura gel pens in metallic silver & black
Black 3D foam pads
We're getting ready for Halloween this week & I certainly had fun creating this card. You will need 2  6"x6" card blanks in orange. The first is folded in half as usual.Turn the second over after folding & fold the 2 outer edges in to meet the centre, as in a concertina. You then need to cut a circular aperture from the centre approx 3.5" in diameter. I have decorated the front of the card using a selection from the 3 different peel offs to created a "spooky" scene. The 2 cats at the bottom left hand corner have been stuck onto black card & cut out. The smaller one has been mounted with black foam pads & the larger one mounted onto a small strip of  concertina acetate. This gives a fun springy movement. I've used the orange Stickles to highlight the cats & spiders eyes & the widows of the haunted house. For the inner card  I have stuck some of the bats randomly down the edges of the card & some smaller ones behind the aperture.I have mounted the large hanging bat onto black card & cut out & then suspended him using black thread. I have used a watercolour wash using sakura pens in metallic siver & black to give the  effects to the background & the webs. Tiny spiders dancing around the edge of the  aperture & some spooky messages finishes the inner card. Now just fix the inner card to the inside of the outer card along the edges only to acheive the pop out look & that spooky surprise.

  Here's the inside of the card- scary!

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