Hi friends, hope all of you are doing great! I am sorry about my long and unexplained absence from here. Health and general busy-ness in Sharma household kept me away. But today I am back with a fun popup Halloween card. This one is my first ever Halloween card and I also taught a class at our local enrichment center where we made this card. So it is kinda special. :-)
Here are the steps I took to make the popup card:
Step 1: Die Cutting
- Using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pop Up Box die, I cut out 4 of the base panels using black cardstock and three little strips.
- I also cut out 3 more base panels using blue card stock for creating night sky on all sides of the box.
- Lastly, I die cut the spooky images
- Tree, spiderweb, spider and bats from black cardstock using Spellbinders Spooky Halloween Die set which came in their monthly die kit.
- Tombstone and mouse from black cardstock using Recollections RIP stamp and die set.
- A moon from white cardstock using a small circle dies from Infinity nested circle dies by Hero Arts.
Step 2: I prepped my blue panels
- One of the blue panels I prepped for the back. This one I did not score in the middle. I only ink blended on this one with Black Soot distress ink to create a night sky. I also ink blended a tiniest bit of Fossilized Amber distress ink along the edges on my moon and adhered it to the night sky.
- I used the other two blue panels to cut out 3 squares for the three side flaps. In our class, we used the 4th cut out piece for the front bottom panel, but for my sample, I skipped this step and left the front bottom panel black. On all of my blue pieces, I ink blended with Black Soot distress ink to create a night sky. I also stamped images like the spiderweb, spider and a sentiment. I used two Halloween sets from Recollections for all these stamped images – Happy Halloween and RIP set.
Step 3: Assembled everything
- The base panel die creates score lines which makes it easy to assemble the popup box. I scored along all of these lines, attached back blue panel on one and adhered each panel to the next one to complete the box.
- Next I attached the side blue panels and three black strips in the middle.
- Lastly I arrange my die cut pieces on the three black strips as well as side panels and called my card done!
Here are some more close up pictures:
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