Boo! Did I scare you? I’ve been busy playing with my Crafty Secrets Halloween goodies, so I’m feeling a bit mischievous this morning. Today, I’m taking you on a virtual haunted house tour with my Spooky Time shutter card. It’s a really cute card that would make a great table or party decoration for upcoming Halloween festivities. There are lots of details in this “sweet and spooky” card, so get comfy and let’s take a look.
I used lots of images from the sweetly spooky Halloween Creative Scraps to decorate the card. The beautiful Halloween Diamond paper and washi tape paper are printed to 8″ square from the Creating With Vintage Halloween CD 4. There are so many goodies tucked into this amazing CD that if it was the only Halloween resource in your craft room, you would want for nothing.
This tall and skinny card measures 3″ x 7″ when folded shut. But when you open it up, it’s like a panoramic scene right out of Trick or Treat heaven.
I had so much fun selecting images to fit on the inside panels. Some are backed with glitter paper to add a little sparkle and shine. I love the way these colors pop off the ghoulish green cardstock background.
I used some metal brads that I found in my stash to add a little fun to the card. I love the Haunted House! If you look closely, you’ll see the ghosts are wearing a little Diamond Stickles. Like all the other images on this card, the Halloween letters came from the Vintage Halloween Scraps. They are on the back side, already shaped like tags, so all I had to do was cut them out, ink the edges and layer them with foam tape to make the back section of the card.
I’m trying to show you the card from a bunch of different angles so you can see all the cute artwork. And I still have images left over to use on other projects.
To make the framed image on the cover, I began by painting a chipboard frame with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint. This took 2 coats. Then I inked up a distressed stamp with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and stamped on top of the paint. Next, I sponged on a little Peeled Paint Distress Paint and then topped the whole thing off with a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint. It doesn’t look like much when it goes on, but as it dries, it creates these awesome cracks and vintage shine. I think this might be my favorite part of the whole card.
I hope you enjoyed my virtual Haunted House tour! If you are getting ready to create for Halloween, you’ll want to be sure to take a look at the amazing Halloween and Fall Sale pack Sandy has going on in the shop right now. She’s clearing out her US warehouse, and going all digital so she’s put together some amazing DEALS. Take a look!
Are you getting ready for Halloween? We don’t get many trick or treaters in our neighborhood anymore, but I love to go out with the grandgirls whenever I get the chance. Kids make the holidays so much fun! I’d love to hear what you’re stirring up for Halloween in the comment section below. Hearing from you makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers! Until next time…