Halloween is coming
Yesterday, I promised you a few Halloween projects this week. So today, before I head off to the doctor’s, I’m delivering on that promise. Here’s my super cute, Happy Haunting card that I made on World Card Making Day with my friend, Vickie Kello‘s Banner Year Stamp Set. (if you missed yesterday’s blog, click here.)
One of my favorite parts of this card is the background – just the word “boo” stamped in black all over the basic gray card-stock. I didn’t want a fancy designer series paper background, so I made my own. To tell you the truth I actually this background it for a different card, but got carried away and used it on this card. (An occupational hazard of preparing serval cards at once! ?)
Now you may be wondering where I got those fabulous little white hexagons from. I’ll let you in on a little secret, they are made with the Tailored Punch Tag and a 1½” inch wide strip of Whisper White cardstock.
Rather than reinvent the wheel, here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! demonstrating how it’s done and used on a different card that features the Many Mates Cling Stamp Set (one of my favorite stamp sets because it is so versatile):
How easy is that?
Did you see how clever they were, by marking the back of the punch so they knew exactly where to line up their card stock? I wish I’d done that as my shapes aren’t exactly right, close but not precisely the same size. Oh well, we live and learn!
Back to my card…
I’m not sure if you can see from this angle that the hexagon with “Happy Haunting” is raised with black dimensionals while all the other hexagons are stuck flat to the background. This little touch adds a bit of interest.
The Missing hexagon
Do you see that little half-hexagon at the top of the card? I bet you’re wondering where the other half is… No, it’s not in the bin! I used it to decorate inside the card. Take a look:
Such a simple way to decorate the inside (No Naked Insides!) and not waste the part of the hexagon that didn’t fit on the front of the card.
If you need any information about how I made this Happy Haunting card or any of the products used, please contact me. Don’t forget to comment below to let me know if you liked this card.
Until next time… happy creating!
Want to make this Happy Haunting card at home?
Here’s what you’ll need
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