Halloween Project ft. Spellbinders Boo Dance Party by Nancy

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Hey Friends! This is Nancy from Rowhouse Greetings and I’m back today with a project featuring products from the Boo Dance Party Collection by Spellbinders. I’m excited to share this project because it gave me another opportunity to use my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System. I’m no expert (yet!) but I had a lot of fun experimenting with the Hypnotic Background Glimmer Foil Plate and different colors of Glimmer foil to see how they looked against my colored cardstock. For today, I stuck with the classic black and gold combination.

Today’s card features: 


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To start, I pulled out my Glimmer Hot Foil System and got it set up. While it was heating up, I cut a piece of black cardstock and a piece of gold Glimmer foil to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I placed the Hypnotic Background Glimmer Foil Plate on the heating platform, placed the foil shiny side down on the plate, and then placed my cardstock on top. I added the shim and plate on top and waited for the platform to finish heating up. Once the green light came on, I pressed the timer and waited for the light to stop blinking. When it was ready, I released the platform and ran it through my Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine. Then came the moment of truth! I peeled back the foil and had a perfect impression. I trimmed the panel to 4” x 5.25” and set it aside.


While my die cutting machine was sitting out, I used the Haunted House Dies dies to create the card front elements from scraps of cardstock in white, black, dark gray, and lime green. This set includes the dies for the haunted house, the stair steps, two ghosts, two clouds, the moon and a couple of bats.

I cut out the house three times, once each in black, dark gray and lime green. I popped out the cutouts for the windows and door from the die cuts, except for the one cut from black cardstock. I wanted the black house to remain solid so I added some tape to the back to make sure the pieces would stay in place.

I started gluing the layers of the haunted house together, using the solid black house as the base, the lime green house in the middle, and the dark gray house on top. However, I offset each layer to make it appear as if the light of the moon was shining against the side of the house. Once the layers were glued together, I set it aside to thoroughly dry.

Next I cut the clouds, ghosts and moon out of white cardstock. I stamped the “Howl at the Moon” sentiment from the Boo Dance Party Sentiments on the moon with Versafine Clair in Nocturne. I forgot to take a photo, but you can see the position of the stamp in the final photo.  Since pigment ink takes awhile to dry (and I’m notorious for smearing it), I added some Nuvo Embossing Powder in Crystal Clear and heat set the powder.


I cut a piece of black cardstock to 1.75 x 4 inches and die cut the steps along the top middle of the panel. I die cut the stairs again from a piece of lime green cardstock and insert them into the black panel. I stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment across the bottom using Versamark Ink, covered it with Nuvo Embossing Powder in Glacier White, and heat set the powder. Once the embossing powder cooled, I glued the black cardstock to the bottom of the foiled background as shown below.

 

Now it’s time to assemble all the parts. Starting from the bottom, I cut a A2 top folding cardbase from heavyweight white cardstock. I also cut an A2 size panel from soft gray cardstock which I glued to the cardbase. I added foam tape to the back of my foiled panel for dimension and centered it on the cardbase. Next I glued the house in place so that the door was centered with the steps. I added a couple of ghosts, a couple of clouds, the moon and a bat that I cut from black cardstock. Let’s take another look at the final card so you can see the placement of all the die cuts.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Remember you can get everything you need for this card and more at Scrapbookpal.com. See you next time!


Nancy


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