Spooky Birthday Card by Kim

Spooky Birthday Card by Kim

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One of my friends birthday is October 30th and her favorite holiday of course is Halloween so I made her a special card for both the holiday and her birthday. 

Step 1: I wanted a little dimension without using foam so I die cut in black card stock - 2 haunted manor’s and 2 each of the bats using the Haunted Manor and Spooky Tree dies from Spellbinders. I also cut 3 windows of the Haunted Manor 1 time using orange cardstock and the steps using white cardstock. Be sure to put those to the side for later.

Step 2: Die cut in orange cardstock - 2 Happy Birthday's with the Happy Birthday die from Spellbinders. Die cut in medium purple cardstock - 2 "Spooky" from the Spooky Tree die.

Step 3: Die cut in white cardstock a round circle (1-2 inches) using any round nesting die set for the moon.

Step 4: Remove the small window and step pieces from the 2 black manors then glue the manors together, glue the 2 trees together using your choice of glue. Then cover the front of each with Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, and emboss them both using Ranger's Black Sparkle embossing powder. I liked the texture and sparkle it gave the die cuts.

Step 5: Then glue all three sizes of bats, 2 Happy Birthdays, and Spooky sentiments together. Then cover the front of each with Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad and emboss them all using Ranger's Clear embossing powder. (embossing any of the pieces is optional and a personal preference).

Step 6: Using Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders and a ruler, I freehanded the hillside using black cardstock. You can die cut it if you would like, but I needed it to fit a 5x7 card, so it was easier for me to freehand.

Step 7: Using a small sponge (or any blending tool of your choice) lightly cover an entire 5x7 mat card (Neenah Solar White cardstock or a brand of your choice) with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Shaded Lilac. Next, blend in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Hickory Smoke. Then blend in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot.

Step 8:  Next take the die cut moon and blend it using the Distress Ink Hickory Smoke sponge, and then the Distress Ink Black Soot sponge from step 7 to give the moon a foggy look. Then glue the moon towards the top middle of the 5x7 distressed mat card.

Step 9: Next assemble the rest of the pieces. First, glue the hillside down at the bottom of the mat card, then glue the tree, manor and bats. Using a picker tool, I glued the orange window and white step pieces I die cut into the haunted manor and then covered the windows and steps with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to give them shine. Lastly, glue the Happy Spooky Birthday on the hillside.
Step 10: Then I cut a 5x7 card base out of Neenah Solar White cardstock and glued the mat card on the front. You can stamp a sentiment inside the card, but I wrote a personal note.
I did another card adding a few more bats and also embossing the Happy Spooky Birthday sentiment.
Author: Kim Watson
Products Used:
Shapeabilities Dies - Spooky Tree, SKU: S4-835 (similar)
Shapeabilities Dies D-Lites - Happy Birthday Etched Die, SKU: S1-023 (similar)
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Black, Orange & Medium Purple Cardstock
Spellbinders Die Cut Machine

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