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Hi everyone!  I am ready for fall, how about you?  I live in a college town – there is always a buzz around town when school starts and football begins.

After Christmas cards, Halloween cards are my favorite.  I love the bright colors and cute characters!  Today’s card features the Stitched Diagonal Backdrop Die by Kat Scrappiness.  It is such a versatile die.

I die cut this out of orange paper and backed it with a piece of purple polka dotted black paper.  I die cut and colored with Copics the cute little monsters from the Monster Mash stamp set and dies from Lawn Fawn.  I used foam adhesive to pop up the monsters on the card.  I kept the sentiment simple with the word boo in jewels from my stash.

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Use code caren10 for a 10% discount in the Kat Scrappiness shop.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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  • Reply Gayle B

    Cute card, Caren. I too am ready for fall…bring on the pumpkins!

    08/24/2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Greetings! Hannah, from Fanciful Spaces, here! I have been SO excited to share this card with you! This card required a few technical moments, but it harbored a lot of glittery fun! I suspect my nephew will really enjoy it when he receives it. 😉

    I was inspired to create this card after I saw a card with a similar cut through the front panel, the other card was more swoopy and gentle, but I wanted something harsh and fierce looking (the other card didn’t use googly eyes either)! Like the other card I saw, whose lines were more or less perpendicular, I wanted the same effect. These perpendicular lines, along with a sharp 90-degree angle, were quite easy to create with the usage of Kat’s Never Ending Rectangular Dies.

    To start I adhered a sheet of Scor-Tape to a piece of Neenah Solar White in 80lbs. I then cut these out, to create a rectangle, with one of the rectangles from the Never Ending Rectangular Die set, I also cut another sheet of cardstock using the same rectangular die. Then I cut two corners of a rectangle at perpendicular lines using two larger dies from the Never Ending Rectangular Dies.

    I was left with 3 separate pieces of cardstock/Scor-Tape.

    For the top and bottom panels of the Scor-Taped piece, I covered them with Nuvo Scarlet Red Glitter. I made sure that I worked on scratch paper, and I had turned off my ceiling fan. I then put another sheet of scratch paper on top of the glitter and pressed it into the Scor-Tape. Using a pair of tweezers I removed the two pieces, shook the glitter off, and then returned the excess glitter to the container. The use of Scor-Tape kept pretty much all of the glitter in place and prevented glitter from flying about my craft room! It was the most mess-free experience I’d ever had with glitter!

    For the middle section, I applied googly eyes, of a variety of sizes, over it. The remaining Scor-Tape that was still visible I covered with Nuvo Charcol Glitter, using a similar technique to the red portions. At this point, I also colored the other sheet of cardstock that I had cut out. I wasn’t 100% sure all of the areas wouldn’t be seen as I layered the glitter and eyes on it, therefore I colored it using Black Soot Distress Oxide.

    Carefully I traced the glitter pieces onto a sheet of scratch paper and used that to make a pattern in order to cut out 2 layers of black fun foam slightly smaller than the glitter pieces. I adhered the fun foam together using Ranger Multi-Medium Matte. When they were dry I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape to stick my glitter pieces onto the fun foam.

    Next, I used VersaMark Ink to adhere WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder to the edges of a sheet of cardstock that was cut to an A2 size (4.25″ x 5.5″). I only needed to emboss about half an inch around the edges. Carefully, I lined up the glitter and eye sections. Once they were in their correct positioning I applied Ranger Multi-Medium Matte to the fun foam of the top section. I let that sit and dry for a bit, keeping it in its correct position was key to line up the eyes and the bottom section when I went to glue them down.

    Kat used to sell die set by a Cheery Lynn Designs, it had this fabulous “Boo” sentiment. She, unfortunately, doesn’t carry it but she DOES have this “Boo” sentiment by Tonic Studios which would work perfectly! I cut my sentiment out of white cardstock and out of black fun foam. Using Distress Inks I colored the sentiment and then doused it with my Wink of Stella pen. When the sentiment was dry I adhered it to the fun foam with Ranger Multi-Medium Matte and then to the glitter panel. This was all adhered to my card base using a tape runner, and Viola, one of my favorite cards ever was created!

    If you liked this project, feel free to use Hannah10 at checkout! The following are the products I used:

    Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Rectangle Dies
    Scor-Tape Sheets
    Nuvo Scarlet Red Glitter
    Nuvo Charcol Glitter
    Black Soot Distress Oxide
    Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
    Scor-Tape 1/4″
    VersaMark Ink
    WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder
    Boo – Tonic Studios
    Wink of Stella
    Googly Eyes
    Neenah Solar White in 80 and 110lb

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  • Reply vicbcgirl

    Such a great card, love the googly eyes, any kid would love to receive this card!

    09/24/2017 at 7:32 AM
  • Reply margessw

    Wow !! That’s an awesome card !! I’m speechless in front of such creativity !! And thanks for the great explanations.

    09/25/2017 at 1:50 PM
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