Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Halloween Moonlight


Wow, it’s August already!  It’s time to start making cards for the holiday season and  Fun Stampers Journey has some great new papers and stamps in their new Holiday Mini catalog.  I’ve been busy in my craft room and will be sharing some of my creations with you starting with this easel card.

This easy to make card features patterned papers from the Fall Fest paper pack.  I love how the Sparkle Silk makes “craters” on the moon. 
Fall Fest Prints
Black Licorice card stock *
Whip Cream card stock *
Orange Creamsicle cardstock *
Tangerine Fusion cardstock *
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad *
Orange Creamsicle True Color Fusion Ink Pad *
Orange Rave True Color Fusion Ink Pad *
Journey Circles die set *
Journey Ovals Die Set *
Cloud Dreams Die Set *
Holiday Clips Stamp Set *
Happy Merry Bundle (retired)
Sparkle Silk *
Sour Lemon Silk *
Cut a 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” card base from Black Licorice cardstock and score it at 2 1/8” and 4 1/4”.  Mountain fold on both score lines.
Cut a 5 1/4” x 4” rectangle from the Crows and Trees paper and then cut it in half so you have two 5 1/4” x 2” pieces of paper.  Adhere them to the front of the card so the long edges line up on the 2 1/8” score line.  This will keep the paper from tearing or cracking along the easel hinge. You’ll be concealing it with the moon and clouds.
Cut a 5 1/4” x 4” rectangle from the Ghost paper and adhere it to the inside of the card.
Use the second to largest (3”) Journey Circle to cut the moon from Banana Cream cardstock. Ink the edges with Orange Creamsicle True Color Fusion ink, then liberally splatter Sparkle Silk and Sour Lemon Silk on it.  Set the moon aside to dry.
Use the two smallest cloud cutting dies to cut the clouds from Whip Cream cardstock.
Use White Liner to attach the moon to the front of the card BELOW the score line leaving the top of the moon unattached.  Do the same with the clouds, positioning them so that they hide the score line. Cut off the parts of the clouds that hang over the edge of the card.
Use the largest Journey Oval (approximately 3 3/4” wide by 2 3/4” high) to cut an oval from Orange Creamsicle cardstock.  Stamp “halloween,” close to the bottom right.  Adhere the oval about 1/4” from the bottom edge of the inside of the card.
Stamp “Happy” onto Banana Cream cardstock and either fussy cut around it or use the Happy Merry die set.  Pop it up on foam squares and position it just above “halloween.”
Paper piece the pumpkin by stamping one pumpkin onto Tangerine Fusion cardstock and another onto Lemon Grass cardstock.  Cut them out and piece them together.  Pop the pumpkin up on foam squares and position it to the left of “halloween.”
That’s it!  Now, go forth and Follow Your Art!

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