Friday, September 27, 2019

Happy Haunting- Jack-o-lantern Trio Card

Hey there, Crafty Friends!! 
I'm baaaack! And, do you know what else is back?? FALL!! And if it's fall, it means it's time for pumpkins! And if it's time for pumpkins, then it means time for jack-o-lanterns. And if it's time for jack-o-lanterns then it means time for Halloween! And if it's time for Halloween, then it means it's time for candy!! And for me, candy will lead to a sugar coma... so I think it's for the best if I just stick to crafting... it's safer! LOL

So, in the spirit of fall and all that is creepy, kooky, & sweet, I created this adorable Jack-o-lantern Trio Card...

Supplies Used
Crossover II Machine (Crafter's Edge)
Happy Haunts Stamp Set (Maker's Movement)
Happy Haunts Die Set (Maker's Movement)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Black Cardstock (Recollections)
Blender Brushes (Picket Fence Studios)
Versafine- Onyx Black Ink (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Brilliance- Starlight Silver (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Clear Embossing Powder (Judikins)
Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Zig)
Green Button (Button's Galore)
Mini MISTI(My Sweet Petunia)
Guillotine Trimmer (Swingline) 
Heat Tool
Craft Foam
Black Twine

 The wonderful people at Maker's Movement were generous enough to send me some awesome goodies to play with for today. And even though this is a sponsored post, all ideas, thoughts, and opinions are my own. 

If you know me and have been following me for a while, you'll know I am a huge Halloween NUT!! I was born 2 or 3 weeks overdue and born the day before Halloween. My mom was so set on not having a baby on Halloween day that she set out and went for a jog the day before in hopes of jump-starting her contractions. Well, it worked, and she gave birth to a healthy baby girl on October 30th... OH MAN, I WAS SO CLOSE!! So now, every year it has become a tradition for us to have a party on Halloween and celebrate then. How fun is that?! I mean, how many people can actually say that they get to have a costume birthday party every year?!

So when I saw these pumpkins stamps and that rolling hill of haunted houses die, I knew they had to be mine! And even if the awesome people didn't send me these, these are set I absolutely would've purchased myself!

In creating this card, I started by first stamping my pumpkin images from the Happy Haunts Stamp Set onto 140 lb mixed media paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. And then colored my images using markers water-based markers. I absolutely LOVE coloring pumpkins!! 

Then, I cut down the paper with my Swingline trimmer and ran both the pumpkins and a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" strip of black cardstock through my Xyron Create-A-Sticker. There is lots of real estate space through that opening and wanted to utilize as much space as I could. This stuff is like gold and... waste not, want not, right?!!!

Then, I used the matching Happy Haunts Die Set, detached the pumpkins and die cut the pumpkins and the haunted houses, both at the same time.

I then stamped the silly jack-o-lantern faces. I could have done this first, but totally forgot (insert face-palm).

Using my blender brushes I inked on Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch. Then brushed on a bit of Black Soot around the edge.

I flicked water droplets onto the inked surface, then blotted it with a paper towel.

Once again I used the haunted houses die, this time not to die-cut the houses but to die cut the rolling hill. I simply laid the die-cut across the top of a 2"x6" strip of green cardstock and ran it through my Crossover II machine. I just used the cutaway portion that was leftover.

Then brushed on Mowed Lawn and Green Clover Distress Oxide inks to add depth to my hills.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach my hill onto the inked background piece.

 Then attached the haunted house die-cut I turned into a sticker earlier.

I stamped out the words Happy Haunting in Brilliance Starlight Silver ink onto black cardstock, dipped into clear embossing powder, then heat set it.

to give my pumpkins added dimension, I made DIY foam adhesive by running a sheet of craft foam into my Xyron Create-A-Sticker, flipping it over, then running it through again so that I could have adhesive on both sides. Then I can cut as little or as much as I need.

I cut my Happy Haunting into a little flag and added my homemade foam adhesive to the backside of it and my pumpkins.

I attached my spooky background to a standard A2 (4.25" x5.5") sized card made from black cardstock. 

But then decided to add black twine. I wrapped the twine around the bottom of the card twice then tied button topped bow over the top.

Then, I finally added my 3D pumpkins and sentiment to the car front.

And here is my finished card...

I love the silly faces!! They are so cute and bit whimsical and a whole lot of fun!!

I hope you get inspired to start on some Halloween projects!!

Have a hauntingly good time!!

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