Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Make Spooky Halloween Scene Cards with Stickers

I can hardly believe that Halloween is almost here.  I am seriously hoping that the weather holds out for a couple more weeks.  Few things suck more than trick-or-treating with kids when it is 25ºF and snowing. 

Okay, now that my whining is out of the way, I can get around to sharing some super fun (and a little spooky) Halloween cards that I have been working on this past week.  I love making cards with scenes.  There is just something so quaint about miniature paper trees, animals, houses, rolling hills, etc.  Making scenes on cards makes me feel artsy, like I actually have a grasp on depth and dimension.  Artsy-fartsy-ness aside, it is just plain fun.  Grab your favorite set of stickers and get creating!


Make Spooky Halloween Scene Cards with Stickers

Create Halloween scene cards with stickers and patterned paper

Eeek!  Don't let these black cats cross your path!  I love using starry or other dark patterned papers to create a night sky.  The starry print from Pebbles Thirty-One collection paired with the Boo Street sticker and cats makes for a spooky Halloween scene.  

Using the starry paper in the background, I created a street and sidewalk by layering patterned paper, cutting the paper at an angle to make it appear as though the sidewalk was narrowing in the background.  

Pop up various elements with foam squares to add dimension to the card
When creating a scene with stickers, pop up various elements with foam squares to add dimension to the card.  Popping up larger elements in the foreground of the scene creates depth on an otherwise flat card.  


Create Halloween scene cards with stickers and patterned paper
Another fun way to create a scene is to make an indoor scene with cute wallpaper and flooring.  I started with orange patterned paper that looked like it may have been found in grandma's house and added a contrasting piece of paper to act as the floor.  I always add a narrow strip of paper between the wall and floor to act as the baseboard molding.

Unstick your stickers by brushing cornstarch on the back of my stickers with a dry paintbrush
BONUS TIP: Making the perfect scene with stickers can be tricky because stickers are, well, sticky.  Unstick your stickers by brushing cornstarch on the back of my stickers with a dry paintbrush.  Brush off the excess cornstarch over a garbage can and you are left with a lovely little die cut that you can move around until you decide where you want it.  When you are ready to adhere the "sticker", simply apply your favorite adhesive. 
 

Scenes on cards don't have to be complicated or too literal.  Like the witch card above, I created an indoor scene on this card using a spooky damask print as the wallpaper.  I popped up the ghost with foam to make it seem like it is floating and layered the skulls on the bottom of the card to make them appear as though they were piled on the floor.  Creepy.  

Free printable Ghosts & Ghouls card sentiment
I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette CAMEO to create the Ghosts & Ghouls sentiment.  I have made this sentiment available for free.  Wahoo!  Click HERE to download a jpeg or PDF file with this sentiment. 


Ghosts & Ghouls Halloween card
The free Ghosts & Ghouls sentiment can also be used on cards and projects that don't have scenic elements.  You can put a bunch of Halloween cards or invitations together in no time by printing and cutting the sentiments and placing them on patterned paper with a few simple embellishments.  

Free print and cut Ghosts & Ghouls sentiment | popperandmimi.com
I kept this card clean and simple by layering the die cut sentiment on top of a piece of orange thread and adding a few gold star sequins.  Flat cards, like this one, are awesome because they fit nicely in an envelope and don't require any extra postage.  



Spooky Halloween scene cards
I recently shared three additional Halloween scene cards over on the Pebbles Inc blog.  Click here for more details on each of these three additional cards.  


Make framed Halloween décor using this Ghosts & Ghouls free printable
Both a large and small Ghosts & Ghouls sentiment are included in the free jpeg and PDF files.  Use the larger graphic to create a simple and sophisticated piece of framed holiday décor.  For more ideas on how to use the Ghosts & Ghouls sentiment to create cupcake toppers, treat bags, banner, and more, check out this blog post HERE.  

Happy haunting! 

Amanda

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2 comments:

  1. All awesome and very spooktacular creations!! Wow - I love how impressed I always am to see your work - you have a finesse and a gift for making things with paper!! I admire that and want to thank you for the little hint you gave me in this post!! Awesome!!!

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