Halloween / Fall Blog Blitz - Haunt it
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello Everyone! We are showcasing the halloween/fall release in this Blog Blitz and have I got a fun spooktacular card for you today! You may want to get a warm cuppa and get cozy, because this has lots of details!

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I had this scene in my head and so I planned out where I wanted everything. This finished card is 5x7 inches to fit everything in. I die cut the Magical cauldron, because I wanted the steam parts to show. I placed the cauldron back in, securing it on the back, and also added a tiny piece of gold cardstock behind the holes. I ink blended the panel with Twisted citron, Spiced marmelade, Seedless preserved and Black soot Distress oxide inks. I also diluted a drop of gold acrylic paint with a little water and splattered it over the cauldron.
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I had watched a video of a pull tab technique and decided it could be done without the dies. So I created the pull tab out of black cardstock and cut a narrow strip out of the panel. Make sure you first place your elements and test placement before cutting.
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Pulling the pull tab "arms" through the slot and - again - testing placement, I could mark the pull tab with a pencil to cut off the excess so it wont show on the finished card. Pull the arms back out, cut with your scissors and reposition arms and surprise element. I was placing the Happy Jack O Lantern over the Scary ghost. Since the ghost wasn't quite covered I cut it to size. When placing the Jack o lantern I popped it up with foam squares, making sure they wouldn't be in the way of the ghost going up and down. With a strip of cardstock I secured the pull tab on the back. Also, when adding craft foam to the back I made sure it didn't colide with the pull tab.
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I colored all the die cut elements with Copics, giving them the look of a glow on the one side. This is the Spellcaster witch, how cool is she!
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Here I've used the Friendly cat and the smaller pumpkins are from the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame. I also wanted the cat to have a little cauldron-glow and the eyes are made with a gold pen. The sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.


So here's the card showing the surprise ghost. I let the pull tab stick out from the top of card, looking like a tombstone that rises when the ghost appeares. On the top of the tab I wrote PULL with a gold pen.

And guess what! I couldn't help myself from throwing in a little extra fun, so I heat embossed the ghost with a glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. I think it looks so cool!

So much fun right? 

Tina Floral Signature copy

Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Spellcaster Witch.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)





Magic is all around, unbelievable and so realistic! Love the glowing ghost(The real magic factor) with super cute witch and those coloring details enhanced the beauty of this project!love, love, love, love it

What a fantastic 'pull' card - love the glow in the dark ghost that pops up. The background and cauldron are amazing! So much wonderful detail! Thanks for sharing !

I love how your used the colurs: it seems a real scene!

Your card is awesome! I love the witch!

Fabulous spooky card! Love the neon ghost!

How clever is tis! Love what you did with the pull tab and entire layout! Stunning work! TFS

You are SO CLEVER!! What an AWESOME card!!

Your card is awesome. I love how you show how to make a pull tab without the die and the clever way you hid the mechanics. The glow in the dark ghost is a great touch.

Your coloring is AMAZING! I love this! And the glow in the dark!!!

Wow this card is amazing! Love the glow in the dark ghost but also your coloring is spectacular.

What a fun and magical card this is! The BG is gorgeous. Love all the new dies. And your creativity is AWEmazing.

Oh so clever!

Wow!! Such brilliant project!! So striking!!! Great step by step explanation, thanks!

Very cool!

Oh wow!! Fab card. Love how everything is lit by the glow from the cauldron and love the glo in the dark pop up ghost. Hugz

Oh my!! Stunning creation!! Totally in love with the gorgeous colors, coloring, the witch, the surprise pull element and that glow in the night ghost!! Everything is fabulous here! <3

Fabulous card! I especially like how you have colored the Spellcaster Witch and Friendly Cat to have a glow, very cool. And how fun to have a pop up ghost.

Love this spooky scene and the awesome coloring! The glow in the dark ghost is a fun addition! Great details!

There are so many cool aspects to this card.

You were really inspired!

Hi Tina, Love it, love it, love it. This card is fantastic and I love that you have used 'glow in the dark' embossing powder on the ghostie. (I had no idea there was glow in the dark powder).
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Oh Tina, how clever this is. Thanks for the tip to make a slider. I love the glow from the cauldron, the witch and that glowing ghost. What a great card!

Wow.... Tina this is incredible!! !!! Blew me away! Love it!

A fabulous Halloween card!!! All the dies you used are just great for making fun Halloween cards!!!

Wow, what a fantastic card! You're definitely a great addition to the design team!

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