Come see what you can create with an assortment of cute Halloween die cuts!
As much as many of us like a little hint of spooky, cute Halloween die cuts are all the rage and this card shows off how you can mix and match them to perfection. Using the classic color combo of orange, purple and black, Dawn put this card together with some of our Halloween dies and we love it! Dawn says “I had so much fun putting this card together. I just kept adding different dies and love how it turned out. Sometimes, when making layered cards more is more!”
Let’s get Dawn’s steps. Start by cutting out all the die cut elements. Here Dawn is cutting all the little faces from a scrap of black card stock.
And now the stems from a little piece of green.
And then the pumpkins from white – wait til you see why she didn’t choose orange.
PRO TIP: Place all your little parts and pieces onto a piece of white paper so you can see all of them in one spot and they won’t get lost in all your supplies.
Here’s why Dawn chose white for her pumpkins – she used her expert coloring skills to color them up in different shades of orange Copic markers to give them their shape and dimension. Here are the different shades she used; B32, R27, YR07, and YR04.
Dawn then used precision tweezers and tiny dabs of liquid glue to create her little characters.
Next Dawn cut out her spiderwebs and bats from black card stock.
And then her ghosts from vellum. Dawn says “This gives them some substance but also some transparency at the same time.” CUTE!
She then used our Window With Stitch die to cut her frame from black card stock, saving the rectangles and then cut it again with purple card stock for the rectangles, saving the frame. She used our Splatter Background stamp to stamp grey over the purple rectangles to give them a little added interest.
Dawn chose a pattern from our Spook-tacular 6 X 6 Paper Pad and selected the coordinating solid orange and purple to match. She laid out her layers and started playing with the positioning of her Halloween die cuts. When she had them laid out in a way she liked, she adhered her frame to her orange panel, and started adding in her little vignettes into the frame. Dawn used liquid glue and foam tape adhesive for a little dimension to add her elements.
Here’s a nice little tip from Dawn: “When you use vellum you can’t just put glue on it and stick it down because the glue will show on the front of your ghost. What I did to hide the glue is I added the glue on the bottom and covered it up with the pumpkin so you couldn’t see it.” Nice! Plus that really makes it look like that spooky little spectre is really floating past the pumpkin!
Now she adhered her orange panel to her patterned paper layer, over one more very skinny purple layer and last onto a black card base.
And because Dawn decorated the whole outside of the card with so many darling elements, she added a white layered panel to the inside and decorated that, too!
Here’s what Dawn used today:
This card has everything! A classic Halloween color combination, just enough spookiness and all those cute Halloween die cuts come together on a card that will absolutely delight just about anyone!