Hope everyone is having a stress free weekend! It has been a bit chilly fall day here in Central Texas, but after our hot summers, I am ready for some colder fall days! And along with cooler, shorter days of fall is Halloween. I don't typically send an abundance of Halloween cards, but I always do like to send a few. I fell in love with the Hallows Night Magic Bundle; mainly for the dies that have the cute little bats, but especially the sentiment layering shapes!
Today's card is a Halloween card using the Magic in this Night Suite. It is a fun fold card, that uses several pieces of the lovely Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper (DSP). It is such gorgeous paper, and the really cool thing about it is that it will work well beyond Halloween! I used really everything in this suite but the Iridescent Pearls. I probably even could have used those if I had not been so creeped out by how realistic that spider looked! I think he would have been cute with a shiny little pearl for his body, but alas, I didn't try it. But I did use all the other elements in this suite, including the fabulous Black Glitter paper! I LOVE this stuff! The glitter no longer falls off like the older retired glimmer paper; but even better, it has a black backing instead of white! Totally cool stuff!
If you want to see a video on how I put this card together, the link is below. The card base uses a whole 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Basic Black cardstock. On the 11" side, I scored in half at 5 1/2"; on the 8 1/2" side, score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8". With the cardstock in portrait orientation, I cut away the upper left and upper right rectangles and just left the center piece to fold over as the card front. I folded and burnished the lower left and right flaps toward the center. I folded and burnished the top flap down to make the card front. I cut out the three small bats, and the decorative lace looking die in the Black glitter paper with the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine (SCEM). I stamped the sentiment for the card inside on a panel of Whisper White cardstock, then adhered the glitter paper design across the top of the panel with Tombow Glue and trimmed it to size. I adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss panel, then glued it into the card inside. I place the bats at various angles down the left side of the panel. I placed the floral DSP on the inside and outside of the two lower flaps.
I ran a piece of Silver Foil Paper through the SCEM using the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder. I adhered the large panel of DSP to the outer card front flap, then centered the foil embossed panel and adhered it down. With the 11" x 1" strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, I made a belly band for the card. I folded the 1 1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon in half and ran it the length of the belly band and adhered it with a glue dot on the top where the cardstock met. I stamped the Sentiment background stamp in Memento ink, then stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment on this with Blackberry Bliss ink. I cut this out with the corresponding die and the larger sentiment die with another piece of Black Glitter paper using the SCEM. I colored in the Flowers and the leaves on the sentiment with Stampin' Blends, then glued the sentiment to the glitter paper using several Mini Glue dots. I attached this to the belly band with Stampin' Dimensionals. I tied a small bow with another piece of that beautiful ribbon and placed it in the upper left corner of the sentiment with a Mini Glue dot.
I slid the belly band over the card and the card was done!
And there you go! I quick and easy little Halloween card that has a lot of Shimmer and Wow! You could add a little bag of goodies and send that in the mail to any little ghost or goblin and they would simply love it!
If you like this card and would like to recreate it, all the card cuts are listed below along with all the supplies needed to make this card. If you want to watch the video of how I made it, it is at the bottom of this post. If you need any of the supplies, simply click on the picture of the supply you need and it will take you directly to that item in my store.
Until next time.....
Card Measurements & Cuts (US measurements):
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock – 1@ 5 3/8” x 4 1/8” card inside mat; 1” x 11” belly band
Magic in This Night DSP – Black Stripe or Argyle – 1 @ 5 ¼” x 4” – card front mat; 2 ¼” x 6” – envelope flap; black floral – 4 @ 2” x 5 3/8” – card flaps (front & back)
Whisper White cardstock – 1 @ 5 ¼” x 4” – card inside; 4” x 2” – card front sentiment
Silver Foil – 3” x 4 ¼” – card front spider web sentiment
Black Glimmer – 9” x 3” – card front sentiment background mat; card inside decorations (top page design & bats)
Metallic Mesh Ribbon – 20”