I hope you are all having a fantastic Thanksgiving Weekend! We had a great meal with family and friends yesterday, and another one tonight!
Today I though I would share a recent Halloween card that we did for the last class (and the kids class-they loved the cat! But I did do the heat embossing for them after deciding that 7-10 years olds probably shouldn't use a heat gun!). This was also a card that I used for a swap I was a part of.
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To make this card:
1. Take a piece of the Thick White card stock and cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece (the card stock cut in half length wise). Score at 5 1/2" and fold. The finished card based should be 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
2. Take the star swirl from the Star of Light stampset. Stamp in Elegant Eggplant on the left side. (and there is nothing like getting more use out of those Christmas stamps!!!)
3. Stamp the words in the cat shape from Spooky Cat in Versamark on the Basic Black card stock and coat in the Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. Heat set with the heat tool (you will see the grains of "sand" from the embossing powder melt and become shiny and clear). Punch out using the cat punch.
4. Punch the moon from the Pumpkin Pie Card stock using the 2 1/4" Circle Punch.
5. Take strips of the 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips of the Basic Black card stock, Elegant Eggplant card stock, and the Old Olive "crackle" paper from the Color Theory Paper Stack. Notch the ends to form a banner (I find the easiest way to do this is to cut a straight line in the centre the depth I want the notch, and then go from each corner and cut to the centre line). Stamp Happy Halloween in Basic Black Archival Ink on the Old Olive crackled banner.
6. Assemble the three banner pieces. Overlap the ends of the banner with the punched circle on Stampin' Dimensionals. Adhere the cat to the circle.
7. Add the black rhinestones to finish it off! Design "rules" suggest that you place accessories in odd numbers (and they really like the rule of thirds!)
And there you have it! A perfect card for sending in the mail or for sticking in kids lunch boxes on Halloween!