One of the most fun things about fall is all the silly costumes and cute monsters of Halloween! Stampin’ Up!’s Spooktacular Bash stamp set and Monster Bash Designer Series paper are full of fun images and sentiments to make just the right card for the season!
This card is so “Creepy”! I just love the bats on the Monster Bash DSP.
Here is the Spooktacular Bash stamp set. The mummy and vampire are just too cute!
Measurements: Pumpkin Pie: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base and a 2 1/2 x 1 inch strip; Black Foil: 5 1/4 x 4 inches; Monster Bash DSP: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inch; Whisper White: 2 x 7/8 inches and 4 x 2 1/2 inches.
Set up the Whisper White pieces. Use the Memento Ink to stamp the vampire image on the left hand side, leaving space to punch a circle around the image.
Stamp the mummy image on the right hand side next to the vampire leaving space to punch a circle around the mummy. Stamp the sentiment “Creepy” on the strip of Whisper White.
The sentiment “Creepy” will go onto the Pumpkin Pie strip.
You will need 2 Stampin’ Up! circle punches, a 1 3/4 inch and a 2 inch. (Oops-after I photographed this card I realized the punch was retired. You can use the 1 1/2 inch circle punch)
Use the 1 3/4 inch circle punch to punch out the mummy and vampire. Tip: Set the punch upside down on the table, position the image to be punched, press lightly to hold the paper in place, then use the heel of your hand to push firmly and quickly.
Use the 2 inch circle punch to make the Black Foil circles to border the vampire and mummy. Paper Saving Tip: Use the 5 1/4 x 4 inch black foil card piece to make the circles to border the mummy and vampire images. Be sure to leave a 1/4 inch border near the edge of the Black Foil card piece so that the overlying DSP card piece covers the punched out spaces. Note: Sometimes the top color layer of the foil will come off when punched. That is why there is a little silver showing on the edge. One way to minimize this is to punch through the back of the foil. I realized this after I had already made my circles.
To add a little color to the vampire and mummy, I used the Stampin’ Blends in Dark Real Red, Light Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Gray Granite.
I used the Light Petal Pink to outline the face and hands of the vampire, although it is hard to see in the photo.
Add a touch of the Dark Real Red to make a tie.
Use the Dark Gray Granite to shadow one side of the mummy. Blend the Light Gray Granite with the Dark Gray Granite to extend the shadow a little.
Add Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the back of the vampire and mummy images.
Adhere the vampire and mummy to the 2 inch Black Foil circles.
Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Black Foil to the card base. Now adhere the 51/8 x 3 7/8 inch Monster Bash Designer Series paper over the black foil. No one would ever know there are “holes” in the Black Foil!
Make a banner end on the sentiment piece by first cutting in the center, then from one corner to the center. Repeat on other corner.
Adhere the Creepy sentiment to the strip of Pumpkin Pie.
Cut the banner end first by cutting up the center. Position the scissors to be parallel to the Creepy sentiment border to cut from the outside edge to the center on each side.
I decided the border around the sentiment was too thick so I trimmed it. I did adjust the measurements so you would not have to do this step.
Position all of the pieces on the card front to get the proper spacing.
Adhere each piece to the card front.
And there you have a really “Creepy” Halloween card! Hope you enjoy a Spooktacular Halloween! See you next week for another Halloween card!
Stampin’ Up! products used included: Stamp Set: Spooktacular Bash #150544; Paper: Pumpkin Pie #105117, Black Foil #147898, Monster Bash DSP #150447 and Whisper White #100730; Ink: Memento #132708; Punches: 2 inch circle #133782 and 1 3/4 inch circle (oops-retired, recommend using the 1 1/2 inch circle #138299; Stampin’ Blends: Light Petal Pink #146866, Light Real Red #147933, Light and dark Gray Granite combo #149537; Clear Blocks: C #118486 and D #118485; Paper Snips #103579; Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 and Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755.