Friday, October 20, 2017

Let's Get Spooky with Graveyard Gate Bundle for As You See It Challenge

Probably once or twice a year, I give a nod to Halloween and go all out with a scary card, and since As You See It Challenge has a Scary Theme Challenge out today, and since I'm on the Design Team, I thought that this would be the best time to go big and pull out my Graveyard Gate Bundle! Take a look at the As You See It Challenge Banner for this week:

And, it just so happens that my friends over at The Paper Players are also have a SPOOKY theme challenge this week:

Now, theirs is a Clean and Simple challenge, which my card definitely isn't, so I don't know if I qualify, but what the heck! 

Take a really close look at this card because there are so many details inside it that it will take a lot of looking to see everything:

  • This happens to be a reverse Center Step card, where you step the center panel, not the outside edges. I wanted to create depth for the graveyard in front of which to put the gate.  To accomplish that I cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock down both long sides 3/4" from the edge from 1" to 7 1/2".  Then I scored across all pieces at 4 1/4" and just across the center panel at 1", 2", 3 1/2", (already scored at 4 1/4"), 5", 6 1/2", and 7 1/2". Fold those in mountain/valley folds consecutively all along. This gives you some steps to add the gravestones and backdrop to. On the back step, adhere a 4" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock to serve as the backdrop.

  • I sponged a piece of 4" x 4" Whisper White cardstock, masking a circle to create the moon and using Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Gray ink to do the sponging. After I removed the mask, I added some Lemon Lime Twist to the Moon and used a straight edged mask to make a couple of sponged wisps of clouds with Basic Gray. I stamped on some bats from the Graveyard Gate stamp set using Basic Black ink and created some branches from the sprigs from the Everyday Jars Framelits. I just trimmed away parts of the nice rounded buds to make them more jagged and added them to the back drop.
  • I stamped several of the different gravestones on Basic Gray cardstock and fussy cut them to add to them to the steps in the center of the card.
  • I stamped the brick pillars in Basic Gray on Whisper White and fussy cut them. They are too short for the gate so I stamped two for each side and overlapped them to make them the right size.
  • Using the Precision Base Plate with my Big Shot, I die cut the Detailed Gate Thinlit from Basic Black cardstock and glued it on each side of the card so the gate spanned the front of the card. I die cut the lock and key from Silver Foil Sheet and added it to the gate.

And that's all for this week, folks! Enjoy your weekend!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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  1. You certainly did pull out all the stops on this one, Heather! Very grand and graveyardy grotesque! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  2. Well your layers are very clean, that's part of being CAS :) Such an amazing card!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players.

  3. awesome 3d card, so many awesome details...hope you have a fabulous weekend!


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