Halloween is just over a month away.............do you have your cards made yet?
I think sunburst / starburst dies work great as backgrounds on cards; you can do so much with them. For today's cards, I decided to cut the Memory Box Radiant Frame with black cardstock.
TIP: If you layer the Radiant Frame on a piece of paper the same color as the frame itself, it helps to hide any imperfections when gluing the rays back into the frame.
TIP: I don't adhere the "spokes" that are on the Radiant Frame; I simply glue around the four edges of the frame itself. The rays will hold the spokes down later.
I cut out the Radiant Frame 3 more times on three different pattern papers which gave me enough "rays" to make three cards. I like to send Halloween cards to my nieces and nephews, even those who are in college. Back when I was in college I rarely got mail, but when I did, it really made my day. So hopefully I can put a smile on my niece's and nephew's faces and include a little treat inside as an extra bonus. After all, these are Halloween cards.
The inner frames with the scenes in them are the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames. I always have several of these hanging around because one swipe through the die cut machine cuts all 6 frames at the same time. I knew I wanted to make some scenes within the frames on the cards so I took out my Impression Obsession Halloween dies and got to work:
Halloween Landscape Layers DIE332
Fence Border DIE028
Halloween Set DIE114
Mini Ghosts DIE327
Mini Bats DIE331
The stamps that are on the cards are from the Spooktacular Clear Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn. I love the sentiments, along with the cute shapes, that come in this stamp set:
The cardstock I was using did not take the stamped greetings very well the first time. I took out my DIY stamping tool to re-stamp perfectly on top of the first stamp. Jen Evers has a video here on how to make this stamping tool out of a CD case:
I'll be making more Halloween cards this month so come back to check them out. For even more inspiration, stop by the Dies R Us Blog for some great work by the other Design Team ladies.
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