September 06, 2022
Hello crafty friends, it's Karen here today and I've got a fun birthday card today for someone
with an October or fall birthday. It's an interactive card as the ghosts
are all on swing mechanisms and move when the card is shaken.
used the "Ghosts" stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs for this one.
My card is 5 1/2 " x 5 1/2" square, so slightly bigger than normal. I
started by creating the background. I used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie
Sparkles Powder in Wild Plum, Pumpkin Patch and Cut Grass. These are
those fun shimmer powders that you sprinkle on, mist with water and wait
to see what happens. It's a lot like alcohol inks - no two pieces turn
out the same. Once I had the colour that I wanted, I set it aside to
I used some Copic markers in BV23, CO and C1 to colour in the
ghosts, and then fussy cut them out. The cemetary is from a
"Graveyard" die set from Creative Expressions and I cut it from black
cardstock. I also cut a few clouds from white cardstock as they were
needed to hide the swing mechanisms. Once the background was dry, I
glued the cemetary in place, and white heat embossed the sentiment which
is from the Ghost stamp set.
The swing mechanisms are easy to
make and no special dies are required. I used a piece of packaging
acetate from a die set. Using a regular paper punch, I punched a hole
near the top left corner of the acetate. I then cut a strip of the
acetate just slightly wider than the hole, and just rounded the outside
top edges around the hole. The picture may help explain this better.
October 29, 2022
Oh what fun! Going to give this a try … terrific Karen, as usual.
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