Hello! And welcome! It's Halloween time. Can you believe it? I'm featuring Poppy's Barn Die Set with a spooky theme, something I love to do with die sets, stretch their use with the seasons and holidays. Scroll down for pictures, fair warning, there's lots to see!
The base of the barn was cut with dark blue cardstock, from Memory Box's fabulous cardstock collection. The rest are bright Halloween colors, also from the MB Collections.
The following photos are closeups of the areas with spooky characters. The web was white embossed onto vellum and fussy cut.
I love to back my images with another die cut, for a shadow or a glow.
The handmade A2 sized envelope is stamped and stenciled onto butcher paper.
Inside there's a Halloween greeting, and you can see the area where the barn Pop Up rests.
Hope you enjoyed today's post. And you're inspired to play with combining your dies more. All that I've used is listed below. Happy fall, and Happy Halloween!
I love the variety of food-related Whittle dies along with the punny sentiments in Life is Sweet. There is a wide variety of dies available from ice cream to popsicles, donuts to pies and the tacos, chips and avocados that I used on my card! And the Life is Sweet set has sentiments for all of them.
We are a taco-loving family with a good guac on the side so I prepared this in advance for when I want to say "bravocado" to one of my sons! I used the Whittle Taco and Nacho and the Whittle Avocado along with the Word Balloons for the sentiment.
If you look at the picture of the Whittle Taco and Nacho you'll see that it's just the shells but I wanted to make my taco overflowing. My taco shell is cut with the bigger one; I cut two and used on behind all of the stuff in my taco. I used the smaller taco shell and cut it in orange and red to add the colors of cheese and tomatoes. Then I cut a nacho in green and trimmed the three little corners for my shreds of lettuce. Finally just to be sure my sons knew the card came from me , I cut the avocado pit in white for a dollop of sour cream. (Everything is better with sour cream!!)
Because it's intended for one of my 20+-year old sons, I had originally just had the three little elements and their word balloons - but I decided a "bravocado" card need some color! So I trimmed strips of taco-related colors plus an aqua just for fun - then cut the whole thing with a stitched square. I mounted it on white, then black. To mirror that, I mounted the word balloons on white. It's a bright and festive card with a bit of a cartoony-look to it. It will be perfect for them! And I hope I gave you some ideas for your next taco/avocado/nacho card!!
Hello , Marybeth Lopez here again today with some friendly monsters. I jumped right into Halloween but still need to make fall cards. The monsters are all from Poppystamps : Whittle Monsters that you can add and change up a bit to your very own liking.
I had to add a bit of glitter to my monsters. I did keep it all blacks and whites but lots of different textures for the details.
In the picture above you can see I used the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles (negative space) for my cut out on this panel. It made the perfect window to have all five of the Whittle Monsters fit on the front panel.
I raised the panel with foam tape so the monsters could fit inside the panel and not add too much bulk to my card.
I love the way this turned out, hope you do too. The background panel is watercolor cardstock from Hobby Lobby .
I hope you have a wonderful week full of blessings. Have fun crafting.