Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Really Reasonable Ribbon and Authentique Nightfall
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.
Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect ribbon and paper combination? That’s what inspired this whimsical Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio that I have to share with you today. I conjured it up using the Fab-BOO-luss Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment and the Spook-tacular Authentique Nightfall Collection.
Look at this sassy little witch all dressed up in her Halloween Ballgown. She’s ready to tear up the dance floor! This is a 5 1/4″ x 8″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine. I’ve dressed this mixed media project up with scrumptious Apple Green Satin Swirl and Tangerine Satin Swirl double bow. Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and Spiderweb Satin Ribbon add texture, color and pattern to the overall design. Here’s a peek at all the beautiful ribbons in this month’s assortment.
Witches’ Halloween Ball Card Folio: It’s All About the Dress!
The focal image on this folio is a combination of fussy cut images, an altered rosette and some really cute witch legs! The original stockings were red and gray, so I had to paint the stripes with Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint. Here’s how I made the rosette ball gown:
- First, Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of patterned paper.
- Next, punch a 1″ circle from scraps.
- Then place the long side of the paper on your scoreboard and score every 1/4″.
- Next, accordion fold all the scored lines, then glue the ends together.
- Place a dime sized puddle of hot glue on a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface.
- Now, with the top of the rosette gathered together, push down into the puddle of glue. Be careful not to touch the hot glue as it is, well…HOT!
- The glued ends will split apart. This is OK!
- Now, quickly add a dab of glue to the top of the rosette and hold down the punched circle until the glue sets.
- Carefully trim off the torn ends where the rosette split apart. Now you just have to position the “skirt” of your ballgown on your card. I added dimensionals to the back side of my fussy cut witch so that the heights of the rosette and the image would match up.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Creating the Sentiment
Mat the Great Pumpkin 3″ x 4″ card on designer paper. Then die cut it with a circle die. Back with foam dimensionals or waste chipboard and adhere as seen. The designer paper on the back side of the sentiment makes for a neat look on the card interior. The witch’s “bouquet” is made with some old Petaloo flowers that I had in my stash and Natural Burlap String.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: A Peek Inside
I’ve loaded up the inside of this folio with pockets, inserts, a waterfall, and a hidden journaling spot.
The side pocket holds two cute little tab topped inserts made from table scraps. Each has a magnetic closure and is filled with images cut from the 6″ x 6″ collection.
Turn the pocket flap to reveal a nifty little waterfall feature with a magnetic belly band closure. The image on the right is actually a little journaling spot with a magnetic closure.
Look up to find this fun flap/pocket feature.
You will find a triple pocket and a 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ photo mount.
These are the cute little tags that are tucked into the pockets. Each one is topped with Halloween Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Project Share with Tips on YouTube
If you’d like to see how all these various mechanisms work as well as learn some tips and tricks that I used to create this folio, then watch this short YouTube video project share.
On With the Hop!
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