On Momo's blog earlier this week, she featured an ADORABLE penguin easel card, and that is where I got the idea for this card. If you want a super easy to follow easel card tutorial, go to her YouTube channel. She's so easy to follow :)
DCWV Midnight Spell Paper and Cardstock
Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge
Crop a Dile and Eyelets
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Stamp Pad
White Gel Pen
I started with a 4 1/4 x 11" piece of black cardstock, and I scored it at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. This forms the base of the easel card. I set eyelets in the corners of the spider paper using my Crop a Dile and then adhered it to the cardstock. I cut Frankenstein and his bride at 4 1/2 inches (they were surprisingly easy to assemble) and then glued the bottom half of their bodies to the lower half of the card, below the score line. That way they will pop up when you set up the easel. I also glued their hands together :) I used a little Startdust Stickles on Mrs. Frankys white hair streak, because let's face it, even monsters deserve a little bling, right?
The sentiment was from the Michaels $1 bin. I can't stress enough the pure awesomeness of that bin. I have found so many wonderful $1 cardmaking finds there! I stamped with the Versamark pad, and then embossed it with white embossing powder. This is another tip I picked up from Momo (are we sensing a pattern here?) from her Ustream class last night. It is sooooo much easier to emboss in white then it is to stamp in white. Stamping in white NEVER comes out right for me, no matter what ink I use. Using the white embossing powder was the best idea, and the sentiment looks perfect!
I popped up the sentiment on Pop Dots, faux stitched around the card and VOILA! There you have it. When you fold the card back down, it is the perfect A2 size.
On an unrelated note, I was playing around with my new Distress Inks to get ready for a project I'm doing in a few days, and I made this tag.
Isn't that COOL??? The two colors on that tag are Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain (can you believe that tag used to be white?). I also used my Cuttlebug and a Sizzix embossing folder to emboss bats all over the tag. I'm slowly becoming obsessed with Distress Inks...
Have a great day everyone!!