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Creepy Anytime Card Tutorial By Annie

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Hello everyone! Annie here with another design team project for Papercakes. This week on the blog, we're featuring our favorite Papercakes item. And though I have many, I felt like one of my favorite ride-or-die items are the stamp sets. Here, I'm showcasing the most recent stamp set from the October release, Spooky October - and there's lots to love about it! From numerous creepy/cute icons to the spooky sentiments, it would be hard to pass up this set's versatility on your projects - for Halloween and otherwise!

Here's what I used for this project:

·         Spooky October Stamp Set

·         Onyx black Versafine ink

·         Black & dark gray colored cardstock

·         Colored pencils

·         Chunky glitter, twine, & glossy accents

·         White gel pen

·         Foam tape

I chose to make an anytime card using several of the stamp icons to create a patterned paper on dark gray cardstock, measuring 4.25" x 5.25". I chose to use the ouija game piece, the skull, and the bat. I stamped them with onyx black ink randomly, while alternating the orientation and stamping off the edges.

Creepy Anytime Card Tutorial By Annie. Papercakes design team. www.serenabee.com

In order to make the images stand out, I used my Prisma color pencils to color in some of the images. For the skulls, I blended white, nude, and dark gray to get a variegated effect, since real skulls are not truly white.

Creepy Anytime Card Tutorial By Annie. Papercakes design team. www.serenabee.com

I used a white colored pencil to highlight different details on the stamps, which really makes them pop because of the contrast of the dark cardstock. For the ouija game pieces, I used various pastel colors to trace around and highlight the details.

I added glossy accents to each of the centers of the ouija game pieces and adhered chunky glitter to make the centers stand out.

Creepy Anytime Card Tutorial By Annie. Papercakes design team. www.serenabee.com

Next I rounded the corners of the paper and cut out my card base from black cardstock to make a top folding card. The black cardstock measured 11" x 4 7/16" (which I folded in half to make a card measuring 5  1/2" x 4  7/16").

I also used a small strip of black cardstock for my sentiment, which I hand wrote with a white gel pen. I punched the edge with a lace punch for added interest.

Creepy Anytime Card Tutorial By Annie. Papercakes design team. www.serenabee.com

Next I adhered my card to the card base with tape runner and attached the sentiment with a foam strip to add some dimension.

Creepy Anytime Card Tutorial By Annie. Papercakes design team. www.serenabee.com

And that's it - A really cute and simple card using minimal supplies, that is still impactful!

I really love the Papercakes stamp sets. They allow so many options to use with her digital collections and on their own. I believe they are a must-have for every paper crafter and I recommend checking them out in her shop!

Have a lovely day, everyone and happy crafting!



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