Friday, September 16, 2016

Halloween Mini Scene Cards





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:


Fence Border DIE028



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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1 comment:

  1. Fantastic idea to use the sunburst die as a paper pieced background for these Halloweenie scenes, Ann! Each scene tells a great story. I especially like the contrasting background "sky". So much fun, right down to those tee tiny jack o lanterns! Clever positioning tool, too. Enjoy your trip... hugs, de

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