Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card with Carta Bella Halloween Market Collection
Hello, Friends! It’s Day 3 of Halloween Week: time to share this Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card! While cleaning out my stash of chipboard in the Closet of Shame, I ran across this spook-tacular chipboard frame. Not sure where I got it, or when, but I’m glad it surfaced just in time for Halloween Week!
A Little Halloween Mixed Media Mayhem
The inspiration piece for this 5 1/2″ square card is this boo-tiful chipboard haunted house and frame. I pulled out my magical heat embossing tools to create this creepy enameled finish on the frame.
- First, place the frame on a piece of ordinary printer paper.
- Next, apply Versamark Clear Embossing Ink generously over the surface of the chipboard.
- Now, place the frame in a funnel tray and cover with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel. Tap the excess off into the tray and immediately put it back into the jar and seal it! This way, you don’t accidentally spill the embossing powder!
- Place the chipboard back on the printer paper and heat emboss. This takes a while when you are working with embossing enamel, so be patient. The gold flecks will begin to melt and swirl around in the black enamel and create a spooky finish.
- Once you have finished heat embossing, leave the frame to cool for a minute or two. Embossing enamel takes a while to set up. If you touch it, you will leave a fingerprint!
Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card Details
While the embossing enamel is cooling and setting, you can work on the rest of the card details.
- First, die cut a spooky “moon” from the pumpkin patterned paper. This will sit behind the haunted mansion.
- Then die cut the haunted mansion from scraps of solid cardstock. Cut this from black, ivory and orange cardstock. Place foam dimensionals between the layers and place them together so that the images are slightly offset. This creates loads of dimension.
- Cover the inside of the card with a 5 3/8″ square of the pumpkin patterned paper.
- Mat the plaid candy corn border on black cardstock and adhere as seen in the photo.
- Now place the die cut haunted mansion on the left hand side of the border to serve as a stopper.
- Next, create a 5 3/8″ card front from orange cardstock. This is where the Haunted Mansion Chipboard will be adhered.
- Now add your finishing touches: jet black vintage buttons, ribbon, flowers, fussy cuts, stickers and charms.
A Peek Inside
Now, finish the inside of the card with more designer paper, some stickers, ephemera bits and a sentiment panel. Hocus pocus! You’re done!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration to help you get your Halloween Mojo flowing. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Carta Bella Halloween Market Collection
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Powder
- Funnel Tray
- Idea-Ology Halloween Charm
- 3/8″ Houndstooth Ribbon
- Standard Circle Die
- Flowers and Vintage Buttons from my stash
Love the use of black buttons on this spooky card…crazy what draws my eyes on a busy card design. Easel cards are always a favorite of mine…love the display function. Cooler weather has finally settled into the Pacific NW with freezing nights forecast for later in the week…should bring on more colors of Fall. YES!
Goodness, Takes a bit to look at the card. A lot going on. Gotta look at each panel very slowly or you’ll miss something. I just love it Kathy. You put so much effort in making your cards. But then it’s what makes us happy. I’m happy in crafting just about daily as well. Be safe Kathy & TYFS
Oh my!!! Yes, it is BOO-tifull!!! Your chipboard haunted house frame looks very cool with your distressing and embossing! And I would of luved seeing some kind of dark yellowish/orange moon behind your beautiful mansion. Then we could really see all the details in that mansion frame! I luv that you made this Halloween card into an easel card!!! Don’t know why I had not thought of making easels for Halloween! They are my favorite! Gee …thanks again Kathy! Hugs, Suzy Q
Very spooky with the haunted mansion theme.
Always a delight to see you wonderous creations. Almost magical.