I am always amazed at how quickly time goes. However, I was able to make and mail out 15 cards for Halloween! Yippee!!
Halloween is days away so we better use up the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper(DSP)!
For this “Spooky” card I used 3 different designs of the Monster Bash (DSP). Let me show you how simple this card is!
The stamp set is Stampin’ Up!s Spooktacular Bash. I love this set and have had a lot of fun making cards with it.
Measurements: Basic Black card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches; Pumpkin Pie 5 x 2 1/2 inches: Whisper White: 5 x 2 1/2 inches and 3 x 3/4 inches; Monster Bash DSP: 5 x 2 inches, 4 x 1 1/2 inches and 3 x 1 inches.
The 3 punches I used are: 2 inch circle punch, Triple Banner Punch and Starburst Punch.
The vampire is stamped using Memento ink onto the 5 x 2 1/2 inch Whisper White piece. I did not like the first image because part of the cape did not stamp well. I put the stamp on the Memento stamp pad and twisted it a little to help get more ink all over. The second image looks much better. If this happens you could also use the Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to color in the cape in.
Stamp the “Spooky” sentiment in Memento ink onto the 3 x 3/4 inch strip of Whisper White.
To make a banner end, use Paper Snips to cut to the center first. Then cut from the outside corner to the center cut.
Repeat the cut from the other corner. I made a banner on each end.
To make a banner end more quickly, you can use the Triple Banner punch. It is called a “Triple” because it will cut 3 different sizes of paper, the largest being 2 inches wide. Put the 2 inch strip of Monster Bash DSP all the way in and use the heel of your hand to make a quick, firm punch.
Repeat for the 1 1/2 inch wide strip of Monster Bash DSP.
For the 1 inch wide strip of Monster Bash DSP, I flip the punch over so I can see where the paper is. This way I am sure to have the banner end centered.
Fold the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Use the Bone Folder to get a crisp fold.
Adhere the 2 inch strip of Monster Bash DSP to the card front by placing it 1/4 inch from the folded edge and lining up the top.
Adhere the 1 1/2 inch strip with the right hand edge about 1/4 inch away from the right hand edge of the first strip.
Adhere the 1 inch strip of Monster Bash DSP 1/4 inch away from the left hand edge of the first strip.
Here are all 3 strips adhered to the card front.
Use the Starburst Punch to punch the Pumpkin Pie strip. Tip: I lay the punch on the table and use the heel of my hand to push firmly and quickly downward.
Now line up and punch out the vampire with the 2 inch Circle Punch.
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Pumpkin Pie Starburst and the vampire piece.
Adhere the vampire to the Pumpkin Pie Starburst.
Adhere the vampire piece to the card front.
Adhere the sentiment flat onto the vampire piece.
To add a little sparkle, I used the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. As you can see I only have a few left!
Use the Take Your Pick tool to slide under the adhesive dot on the rhinestone. Place the rhinestone where you want it and gently hold it to the card while removing the pick.
Add a couple more. In general, an odd number of items looks more appealing.
And there you have it! A “spooky” card using the Monster Bash DSP! See you next week!
Stampin’ Up! products used include: Stamp Set: Spooktacular Bash #150544; Ink: Memento #132708; Card stock: Basic Black #121045, Pumpkin Pie #105117 and Whisper White #100730; Designer Series Paper: Monster Bash 150447; Punches: 2 inch Circle #133782, Starburst #143717 and Triple Banner #138292; Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels #150457; Adhesives: TomBow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 and Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Take Your Pick #144107, Paper snips #103579 and the new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer #152392.k