Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween Punch Art Card

I had posted this card/decor item on some of the Yahoo groups I belong to and was asked for directions to make it.

I was inspired to make this card from a card I saw in my travels. I do not remember if the card I saw was a side step card but this one is. To make my side step card you will need a piece of card stock cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Put the card stock in your paper cutter and cut it down the centre ( at 2 3/4) from 1" to 5 1/4 " Score from one edge at 1", 2" 4 1/4" and 5 1/4.

To make the pumpkins I used the large oval and the extra large oval punches. I sponged all the edges with Cajun Craze and layer them together one on top and the other two behind the first oval. Punch the leaves from the two step bird punch I used six of them. I sponged them with Always Artichoke and curled the branch part with the end of a small paint brush.

The ghosts are from the Owl punch, I punched three of them cut the feet off and turned them upside down. I then added some google eyes.

On the left side of the side step card I added a black layer to make the pumpkins stand out more. The sentiment was colored with markers punched out with the 1 3/8 circle punch added to a 1 3/4 circle punch piece of orange and then these two were layered on a 2 " scallop circle. I added dots around the second layer with my stamp and write marker. All the edges were sponged with Cajun Craze.

On the back part of the side step I punched a 1 1/4 circle and then used a cut out of a one inch circle to cover with glue and added the dazzling diamonds. I punched three bats from the new Stampin Up bat punch. I used the white gel pen to make the eyes and add some dimension to the wings. Then I placed them randomly on the card.

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Grateful Greetings

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Black, Scrap Piece of Yellow, Old Olive, Whisper White
Black rectangle is approximately 4 x 2 5/8
Tangerine Tango 5 1/2 x 11

Ink: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke various Stamp and Write Markers for sentiment

Accessories: 1 1/4, 1 3/4 Circle Punches, 2" Scallop Circle Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Owl Punch, Bat Punch. Large and Extra Large Oval Punches, Dimensionals, Sponges, Dazzling Diamonds

Thanks for stopping by.


michelle said...

Wow! This is really neat!

Val said...

Love this card....awesome!!

Lesa Chelf said...

I love this card! So cute! I also love that you explained how you made it! I thank you for that. Excellent job!

die flinken Spulchen - GiselaF said...

Die Karte ist wunderschön, ich bin total begeistert. Auf der Suche nach einer Inspiration für eine Herbstkarte bin ich auf deinen Blog gekommen und bin begeistert, wie schön deine Sachen sind.

LG Gisela