Sunday, 3 October 2021

Whimsy Stamps Halloween - World Cardmaking Day 2021

 Happy Sunday friends!

We're having fun at Whimsy Stamps today for World Cardmaking Day!

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This is the card and tutorial I have created especially for the event!

A Frightful Night Slimline Concertina Card

Sue Hastead – Whimsy Creative Team

Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps

6x6 Paper Pack - Nevermore

Dracula’s Coffin Die Set

Dracula Going Batty Die Set

Haunted Word Die Set

Monster Parade Die Set

Boo Die Set

Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set


Other Ingredients

Black Cardstock

Black Glitter or Sparkle Card

Card Suitable for Mixed Media – I used Strathmore

Distress Oxides in Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone and Antique Linen, Black Soot

Mica Powder

White Acrylic Paint


1. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 10.5 x 8 inches


2.  Score the card vertically at 3.5 and 7 inches


3.  On the left hand side of the card make a pencil mark 3.5cm up from the bottom.  Draw a diagonal line from the mark up to the top left hand corner.


4.  Cut along the diagonal line and discard the upper portion.


5.  Fold and crease the scored lines as shown.


6.  Create three panels of black sparkle or glitter card to fit just inside each panel of the concertina card.  These will each be 3 and 4/8ths of an inch wide and you will need to measure the height of each panel and cut the top diagonally to fit. 



7.  Repeat step 6 to cut and fix the Nevermore paper to each panel and then fix the panels to the concertina card blank.


8.  Blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink across a third of a piece of 6 x 8 inch mixed media card.  



9.  Repeat stage 8 with Distress Oxide in Pumice Stone…


10.  …and repeat again with Antique Linen…


11.  Mix some mica powder with water and splatter it over the inky card.  Allow to dry.  If you are impatient like me you can speed this up with a heat tool!  Repeat the splatter process with white acrylic paint and Distress Oxide in Black Soot.


12.  You should end up with a piece of card which looks something like this.


13.  From the inky card die cut a selection of the spooky dies in the ingredients list.  Die cut some ghosts with vellum.



14.  Distress the edges of the inky die cuts with Black Soot Distress Ink.



15.  Finally, enjoy creating your spooky card by adding the die cuts as shown!


I added a strip of black card die cut with the grass edger along the bottom of the Dracula and Graveyard panel.  I completely forgot to photograph that but hopefully you can see it in the photos.


Thank you so much for popping by today!

Happy Spooky Crafting friends!


**NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Nevermore - Whimsy Stamps Dracula's Coffin Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Dracula Going Batty Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Haunted Word Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Monster Parade Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Boo Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

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Debbi said...

I absolutely adore these cards!!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

SUCH a cool creation Sue! LOVE these angled card designs, I never quite know how to fill the spaces, but you've absolutely nailed this design! Such cool little scenes on every page. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo