Friday, October 02, 2020

Hocus Pocus

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a Halloween card for someone far away. I planning to send this to my daughter who lives a few hours away in another city.

My card uses two of the dies from the new Halloween release and one from the Magical Fantasy release.  The Halloween release features 14 new dies that are on sale for a limited time in the online store!

 To begin I cut most of my pieces from white cardstock.  For the gnome's wand I used black glitter paper and gold foil.

I have cups I use to separate my pieces.  For this card, I used one for the gnome, one for the tree stump/broom and one for the wand.  I find it easier to keep track of the pieces and assemble when I do this.

I colored my pieces using Distress Oxide ink and then glued them together.  I even mixed up the die pieces a bit and used the broom handle from one die and the broom straw from the other! Below are the colors I used.

For my card front, I cut a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches from starry paper, a panel 4 1/4 x 2 inches from striped paper and three strips of coordinating colors (green, purple and black glitter) 1/2 x 4 inches to use as banners. 

I used the second largest of the Stitched Circle dies to cut a white backdrop for my scene.  My sentiment is stamped on what will be the middle banner.

After adhering the striped panel to the starry panel, I glued the circle overlapping the striped panel by 3/4 inch.

I fishtailed the ends on the purple and glitter strips then I glued them down at an angle.  The ends hang off the left side of the card for now.  The images were added after the banners.

I attached my green sentiment strip and used scissors to trim off the excess from the left side.  Using a glue dot, I adhered some metallic twine to the left side of the banner.  I wanted this to mimic the gnome's wand.

To cover up where they are attached, I cut a few more stars in gold and black glitter from the Once Upon a Time die and used a foam dots to adhere them to the card.

Dies used:

Be sure to visit the online store for these and other fun dies!  There are also new Christmas dies just in time for holiday card making!

Thanks for stopping by today.   I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

What a cute card to send to your daughter- well designed - perfect choice of papers and layout is awesome

Sukie said...

Fabulous card! i love the magical feel to it with those gorgeous papers!

Pam MacKay said...

Love your card design and the mix of dies so cute!