The Robin's Nest: Black Trees Glitter Cardstock
Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock
Orange Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Halloween Glitter Stripe Cardstock
Boo Words Glitter Cardstock
Ghost Camo Glitter Cardstock
Pumpkin Heads Cardstock
Witch Accessories Glitter Cardstock
Haunted House Cardstock
Black Classic Glitter Cardstock
Almost Black Classic Glitter Cardstock
Little Friends - Dress-up - Dracula Costume
Mascarade Diamond Dew Drops
Classified Mini Dew Drops
Halloween Dew Drops
Connie Crystal Beads
Specialty Stamping Paper
Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y06, YG23, V04, V17, 0-Blender
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
French Lilac Palette Hybrid ink pad, Black India Ink pad (Stewart Superior)
Chipboard mini dress form (Maya Road)
Rubber Stamps: Haunted Couture, Haunted Dress (Lockhart Stamp Co.)
Dies: Spider Web (Quickutz); Ribbon Label, Fancy Tags, Scallop Circle, Lacey Circle (Spellbinders); Graveyard (Tim Holtz)
Martha Stewart spider web edge punch
EK Success tiny spider punch
Pumpkin Smooch (Colorbox)
Popcorn chalk ink (Colorbox)
Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens: White, Black (Faber-Castell)
3mm and 4mm googlie eyes (Hobby Lobby)
Silver eye pins
Directions for Don't Go In the Woods:
Cut Almost Black Classic Glitter Cardstock to 6" x 12", to make a 6" square top folded card. I decided to put the fold at the top so it could act as an easel and stand for display.
Trim Black Trees Glitter Cardstock slightly smaller than card front, edge with Black Soot distress ink, and adhere, as shown. (Tip: Pick a section of the trees you like for the front.)
Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock to chipboard and die cut with the graveyard die. Edge chipboard piece with a black marker. Choose the direction of your light source and add white chalk ink to the tombstones to look like moonlight shining on them. (Unfortunately, it is very subtle in the picture, but much more effective in person).
Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock and two ghosts from the Ghost Camo Glitter Cardstock. Adhere to card front, as shown. I used pop dots under the ghosts to give them some dimension.
Haunted House Cardstock and place on top of one of the tomb stones. Add 3D crystal lacquer for strength and to help it stand out against the dark background.
Bats Chipboard package, two black and one purple. Color the black bats with a light coat of pumpkin Smooch. Adhere purple and orange diamond dew drops to each bat.
Little Friends - Dress-up - Dracula Costume. So, stay out of the woods at night, or you might run into a few of these critters.
Directions for Haunted Couture:
Pumpkin Heads Cardstock to 6" x 9", fold in half to make card 6" x 4-1/2". (Note: I am using the reverse side of the pumpkin heads for the outside, but the inside is directional, so make sure your pumpkins are upright.)
Stamp Haunted Couture dress onto specialty stamping paper, color with Copic Markers.
Witch Accessories Glitter Cardstock, and ink a mini dress form with French Lilac. Be sure to ink the edges for a finished look. Set aside.
Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock, and a smaller scallop circle from Orange Glitter Crackle Cardstock. Then I cut the web from Black Classic Glitter Cardstock, layering one on top of the other and trimming the web, as shown.
Boo Words Glitter Cardstock, placing die between words. Edge with a bit of Spiced Marmalade distress ink. Stamp Haunt Couture phrase in the center with Black India Ink. I used my trusty stamp positioner for this.
Adhere doily and fancy tag to card front, as shown.
To make the dress form longer, cut it in half and adhere to the back of the dress, as shown. I added a small piece of foam tape between the cut dress form to make up the difference.
I have one last thing to share. Since we are partnering with Connie Crystal Beads this month, I wanted to show off a card using their gorgeous crystals. This card needs to be a bit more substantial to support the Connie Crystal Beads. These beads are so nice and shiny, and have a very nice, heavy weight to them, unlike plastic beads. I have some more ideas for using them, but that will have to wait for another time. Now, I want to show you a real simple, but very cool, way to use them on this last Halloween card.
Directions for "BOO" card:
Cut Black Trees Glitter Cardstock to 5" x 6". Layer onto a pre-folded 5" x 6-1/2" black card.
Punch two spider web borders from Black Classic Glitter Cardstock and adhere to top and bottom.
Adhere Orange Glitter Crackle Cardstock to a piece of chipboard and cut out using the "Boo" die. Ink chipboard edges with black pen to finish it off.
Thread three Connie Crystal Beads onto an eyepin and make a loop at the open end. Attach a crystal drop to the bottom loop with a jump ring, and attach the entire bead piece to the chipboard, as shown.
Adhere "Boo" chipboard to card front. Punch tiny spider from Black Classic Glitter Cardstock and add to web beneath the letter "B".
And there you have it! I really love my Halloween cards, and I hope you like them too. Please be sure to visit the online store for the sale papers, as well as the other wonderful Robin's Nest products. And don't forget to take a moment to check out Connie Crystal Beads to see all of their beautiful crystal beads.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I didn't take up too much of your time with my long post, and I hope you will come back to the Robin's Nest blog to check out the rest of the team's creations, too.
Have a very happy, creative week!