Saturday, October 8, 2016


Another Halloween creation!   I wanted to make a Halloween card that I could send to my grand nephews and nieces in pieces - so they could create their own Halloween card/decoration. They are 2,4,5 and 6 years old so I'm sure they will make some fun scenes!

So here are the most of the pieces I will send to the grands in an envelope - each die cut will have foam dots on the back so they can place them on the Cameo Frame background in any design they wish.  I'll also include the sentiment and ribbons. 
Here is how I put my card together.
I stenciled Tim Holtz Batgrounder stencil on the Cameo Frame using Ranger Distress Hickoey Smoke Ink.
The tree die is an old Sizzix die, the cat is from Tim's Raven and Scaredy Cat Die.  The fence was punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  I sponged the edges with more Distress Hickory Smoke Ink.  I glued just the end edges of the fence so it curves out over the cat and tree.
I was inspired by this image from Annes Paper Creations -  From the SCS Inspiration challenge
and also The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Inspiration Board
Kent and I are off to buy some apples and delicious hot apple cider donuts at a nearby farm!  Yum!
Stamps: Wicked - Amuse
Paper: Orange Zest, True Black - PTI, DP Authentique/Enchanted, Paper Stash Materialize/Tim Holtz
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Hickory Smoke
Accessories: Dies: Cameo Frame, Raven and Scaredy Cat- Tim Holtz/Alterations, Bare Tree - Sizzix, oval punch - SU, Fence Punch - Martha Stewart, foam dots, Batground Stencil - Tim Holtz, clear rhinestones - Michaels


~amy~ said...

This is so much fun!!!

Bonnie said...

Ooh, this is scary! A perfect Halloween card!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful idea to send the grands make your own cards Julia, they will love it! Love your card you created, wonderful dimension and layers, Deb xo

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card and great ideas. My girls would love something like this, love it xxx

Redanne said...

This is such a fun idea Julia, I bet the children will love putting their own creations together (great idea!!). I love the sound of those donuts.... Hugs, Anne xx

Donna B. said...

Awesome card, I love everything about it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Juliz Design Post said...

Great card and I love how eerie your cat looks with its spiders web fur.
Julie x

Sue said...

Oh I love this, great fun! xx

Eileen Hull said...

Great card Julia!

Karen Crossen said...

Julia, I love that you send your Grands the pieces to create their own!! What a fun idea! And I love card - it is fantastic! Thank you for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!