Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween is on it's way....

Hello everyone, Astrid here from the UK. Today I want to share my first Halloween project with you.
As you can probably see, it's a shaped card with a little door. This was a fun and easy project to do.
These are the stamp sets I used:
Halloween Takes Flight
Artjournaling with Terry Sproul
Other products:
Robins Nest Black Glitter Swirl paper
Big Shot machine

Tim Holtz/Sizzix  Vintage Cabinet Card die
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Arches Frame and Arch dies
Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Ages Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs
Black Archival Ink
Copper embossing powder
Embossing Ink
Black and white card stock
Various small embellishments
Tim Holtz Ideaology Hitch Fastener
1.Start by cutting two cabinet card shapes from Black card stock and one piece from the Robins nest black and white swirl paper.

Place the largest of the arches up side down on one of the cabinet cards and roll it through your die cut machine. That way it cuts the arch but not right through, giving you the chance to make an opening door by hand cutting the bits on the bottom and the left side of the arch.
2. Colour the black and white swirl paper with various red and yellow Distress Inks.

Adhere this piece to the cabinet card that does not have the door. This will become the back of your shaped card.
3. Emboss the other piece with copper embossing powder using various stamps from the Art Journaling set, as shown.
4. Next decorate the door by cutting an arch shaped piece from the same designer paper, but this time colouring it with green tones. Cut a smaller arch from black card, then stamp the little bottle from the Halloween set on white card. Colour with Distress Inks, fussy cut and then layer them all up as shown on the photo.

Here is a close up of the bottle
Embellish the door with some fall embellishments and use the Hitch Fastener as a door nob.
5. To decorate the inside of your card, stamp the witch in black archival onto white card and colour with distress inks, then carefully fussy cut and adhere to the back panel

Stamp a sentiment from the Halloween Set on the inside of the door with embossing ink and then emboss with copper embossing powder. Finally adhere the two panels together with foam tape for some dimension.
Here you can see what it looks like with the door open:
And here finally with the door shut:
Well, that's it. Hope you like my little Halloween project. Don't forget to come back on the 12th when we have our October Blog Hop with awesome prizes to be won:
See you next time!


  1. This is fabulous! I love the colors, stamps, and details!!

  2. Wow Astrid this is gorgeoussssssss, I loooooooove those Vintage Cabinet Card dies, my all time favorite and you have done an amazing job decorating it, the black and white swirl paper is so luxurious, looks lie brocade,the bottle is fabulous, the frame is superb then
    when you open the door it's magical, excellent work showcasing the stamp set, you make Halloween so beautiful thanks for sharing..

  3. Absolutely wonderful. Cards with doors are always a favorite of mine. Love the surprises behind the door. You always make such wonderful pieces. TFS


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