Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sneak Peek Card Details

Hello Everyone!  Did you enjoy yesterday's "Candy Corn Kisses" Sneak Peeks at My Craft Spot?  If you missed it click HERE to see my Sneak Peeks or go to My Craft Spot to see the other amazing projects from Kimberly, Marlene, Aymee and Amy!  Well, today is a new Sneak Peek of another great stamp set!  Kimberly, Kate, Jenny, Joy and Ally will be showcasing them.  I decided to save my card details until today for the sake of keeping my post under novel size yesterday!  Sometimes I get a little long winded and I know not everyone enjoys reading it! 

"Fright Night" Step Card Details

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!  What is so great about this style card is how many details you can fit onto it!  I would love to fit all these cuts onto a regular A2 card, but let's face it, you just can't unless everything is itty bitty (and that is not fun to piece together)! 

Here are the dimensions to make a step card.  I'm sure you can find a more thorough tutorial somewhere, but this is my quicky version I drew for you!  Solid lines are CUT lines and dashed lines at SCORE lines.
The first time I saw this, I was confused, but it is so easy once you make a few!  Make sure you use heavy cardstock because if you do not, your card will not hold up with any details adhered to it.  I use Stampin' Up! cardstock for my cards which holds great! 

The haunted house, mummy, fence and gravestones are cut from the Happy Haunting Cricut cartridge.  The tree, ghost and grass are from Paper Dolls Dress Up.  I used my Gypsy to stretch the house and the grass.   The moon is a SU punch and the pumpkin is stamped from a SU stamp and hand cut.  I outlined most of the cuts or sponged them.  Then you layer it on.  I adhered them with either Glue Dots or with Zap Dots to give it a little more dimension.   I love how you can pile so much into this style card and I'm sure I could have fit so much more.  I have already had several requests for this card from my family/friends! 

 "A real Witch in nothing without her Ghoulfriends" Birthday Card Details

My second Sneak Peek project.  I know many of you are saying "I don't send cards for Halloween"! Well, I am one of those people that do.  It started out one year when I was on/off of bed rest and I couldn't take my girls trick-or-treating.  So I made a bunch of cards and added a picture of them dress-up and mailed them off.  Everyone loved seeing them in their costumes and it was a lot easier than trying to get all the kids dressed up then dragging them out and about!  This card is actually a Birthday card though!

I LOVE Halloween as does my best friend.  I thought I would make her this special card for her upcoming birthday.  This was my first time working with a Tiddly Inks image (and I am now hooked...hehe)!  I still need a lot of practice with Digi stamps but I am trying!  I printed Alison the Witch out on white CS and cut her out with the SU Top Note Die.  Then I colored her with my SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  I covered her up then stamped the Top Note with the Basic Grey Eerie stamps to match the background paper which is also part of the BG Eerie collection.  After stamping, I cut the border off then I inked the entire piece with Gray ink and removed the cover up.  I layered this piece onto a second white Top Note cutout.

For the sentiment, I stamped it on a piece of white CS and punched it out with a large scallop punch.  I covered up the center with another circle and inked my edges to my desired purple color (to match the ribbon).  Then I removed the circle and lightly sponged the white center.  I added black liquid pearls around the scallops. 

The background is called "mummy" and is from the Basic Grey Eerie collection.  I layered it onto a basic black mat and sewed it with my machine.  I added three Queen & Co black pearls and I tied a Crinkle Ribbon on the base.  Then I used my SU Dimensionals to adhere it to the card base.  The witch piece is also adhered with SU Dimensionals and the sentiment is adhered with Helmar ZapDots. 

I told you that would be a lot of info!  Kimberly is releasing 4 new sets and each one is equally adorable!  If you haven't seen them, be sure to check out the rest of the sneak peeks at My Craft Spot and remember to stop back each day for new ones!  I'll be back tomorrow with a Sneak Peek of another new set!!

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Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Your cards are amazing!!! I just love all the details in your step card. I have the Happy Hauntings Cart on my wish list and now I have to have that cart after seeing your card. Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to see your other projects this week. :)


Mihaela said...

Great card!

Rachel W K said...
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Rachel W K said...

As I said, I am obsessed with your Halloween step card! I just want to let everyone know I made together a Side Step Card tutorial a couple months ago, and it shows a ton of helpful hints! Thanks!

-Rachel w k


Robin's Creative Cottage said...

I love your step card, you did an amazing job!!!! wowza girl! :)

Jan said...

A-Maz-ing!!! I love your projects but these are fabulous-er. Haha!

Debby said...

Wow, love the details. Great job. You do amazing work.
angel hugs

Arlene said...

Such great details...this is amazing. Very creative! :)

Jayne said...

Wow Amber,I love these cards.Both are amazing and I love your colouring skills but the step card is my fave!Such lovely details.I love Halloween too.
Jayne x

Staying Crafty said...

Wow! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I LOVED seeing your fantastic step card today. You've created a fantastic scene and all the details are very impressive :)

OCCricut said...

Both of these are AMAZING!!! Really fabulous work!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow~lost for words Amber!

This is amazing~the details are just fabulous and the cuts are fantastic! I LOVE everything about it! Aweesome job my friend!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Thanks for the details! When I'm brave enough to try something like this I know who to ask! :) hugs!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Fantastic cards!! I love all of the fun layers and details on your Haunted house card - great graveyard - so spooky!

Your witch card is beautiful!! Love how you have framed and inked around the sentiment and your stitching is fabulous!

Angie said...

I normally DO send Halloween cards but, not this year... The haunted house card is fantastic! Great job!

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