Hey Friends! This is Nancy from Rowhouse Greetings and I’m back today with a project featuring the Boo Dance Party Collection by Spellbinders. I don’t usually make Halloween cards, but I had a lot of fun with this project, especially since I got to use my Glimmer Hot Foil System to make a fabulous foiled background.
Next, I selected scraps of cardstock in red, green, white, yellow, and black to use with the Boo Dance Party - Dancin’ Ghost dies by Spellbinders.
Rather than inlay the die pieces, I cut out each die twice, once in the front color and once in the back color, in other words once in white for the ghost and once in black for the eyes. I did this for each of the dies except the candies, even though in the end, I didn’t use all the pieces. I applied Art Glitter Designer Adhesive to the back to hold the cutouts such as the eyes and the stripes in the stockings in place and then glued all of the layers together
For the cardbase, I cut a piece of heavyweight white cardstock to 4.5” x 11”scored at 5.5” to create a top folding card. I arranged some of the icon and sentiment stamps from the Boo Dance Party Sentiments stamp set by Spellbinders along the left and bottom edge and stamped the images with Versafine Clair in Nocturne. Since this is a pigment ink, be sure you allow it to dry thoroughly so that you don’t accidentally smear the ink while handling the card.
I trimmed the foiled panel and a piece of striped design paper to fit in the upper right side of the cardbase. My foil panel is approximately 4.75” x 3.75” and the design paper is ⅛” wider all around. I glued the foil panel and design paper to the card base as shown.
Next, I decided the approximate location for the die cuts, starting with the legs. Since legs are supposed to swing, I placed a piece of foam tape in the circle of the stockings die to act as a post to allow the legs to swing. You could use 3D Foam Circles, but I only had foam squares so I trimmed the corners to make it more circular and adhered it in place.
Once the legs were in place, I added the remaining die cuts, applying foam adhesive to the back of the ghost and pumpkin for dimension. I added gold metallic pearls to the centers of the candies for added bling.
Here’s another look at the finished card!
Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you again soon!
- Boo Dance Party - Dancin’ Ghost dies - Spellbinders
- Glimmer Hot Foil Plate - Hypnotic Background - Spellbinders
- Boo Dance Party Sentiments - Spellbinders
- Glimmer Hot Foil System - Spellbinders
- Distress Ink in Villainous Potion and Black Soot - Ranger / Tim Holtz
- Mini Ink Blending Tool - Ranger
- Domed Replacement Foams - Ranger
- Versafine Clair, Nocturne - Tsukineko
- 3D Foam Circles - Scrapbook Adhesives
- Metallic Pearls, Gold - Pinkfresh Studio
- Art Glitter Designer Adhesive