Halloween Card Series w/ Hello Bluebird - Ghost Stories - Pull Tab Card

mercredi 21 août 2019

Hello there,

It's been a little while since my last Hello Bluebird card so I'm very happy to share this one today. It's an interactive Halloween card, so I hope you'll like it.

To start, I stamped my images on Neenah solar white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink, I cut them using my Scan n cut machine and colored them using my Spectrum Noir markers.

When the coloring was done, I started creating my night sky. I cut a 5,5 x 4,25" panel out of Strathmore bristol cardstock, as well as a grass border and cloud border out of black cardstock. The cloud border will represent bushes and I used it as a guide to know where to start inking my panel. The distress inks I used are tumbled glass, faded jeans, chipped sapphire and black soot, and I went from the lightest at the bottom to the darkest at the top.

When the blending was done, I splattered water on my panel and dried it using a paper towel. And I also added droplets to my night sky using tumbled glass, faded jeans and black soot mixed with water.

I wanted to add light reflection to my borders so I simply applied white ink at the very top of those elements. And the final touch to my background pieces was to white heat embossed my sentiment and two cute spiders on the grass border.

Next I traced a pencil mark right in the middle of my panel at the bottom and die cut a slot that will be hidden by the cloud border. And I also die cut a notch at the top of my panel, in the middle as well.

I die cut the pull tab element and applied double sided tape on the tabs, and I put it through the slot from the back of my panel.

Next I die cut the sleeve, folded it on the score lines and attached it at the back of my panel. This way, the pull tab mechanism will go up and down without deviating on the sides.

I trimmed off the pull tab, and attached the remaining piece of night sky at the top, as well as a black arrow to tell the recipient of the card to pull.

Next I adhered the grass border to the cloud border using foam tape, and I also attached the images using foam squares, liquid glue and 3mm glue dots.

The tabs were a little bit too large for the small ghost so I simply cut them in half. I cut a small strip of paper that I attached on those tabs. This way I will be able to adhere a longer strip at the bottom for the other ghosts. I attached the small ghost, next I adhered a long strip at the bottom of the tabs, I applied tape, and then I attached the remaining ghosts.

I applied two layers of foam tape at the bottom of my panel, making sure it wasn't touching the ghosts or the mechanism, and I attached my borders and images. I attached my panel to a black card base using one layer of foam tape, added white highlights on the images, and white nuvo drops in the center of each flower to finish the card.

Below or here

- Halloween fun stamp set
- Halloween party stamp set
- Fall friends stamp set
- Puddle play stamp set
- Grassy knoll die set

- Let's toast pull tab add-on by Lawn Fawn
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Distress inks: tumbled glass, faded jeans, chipped sapphire, black soot
- White pigment ink by Simon Says Stamp
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Hero Arts
- Sakura white gel pen
- Sakura black gel pen
- Simply white nuvo drops by Tonic Studio
- Black cardstock from Simon Says Stamp
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)
- Strathmore bristol cardstock (for the background)

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