Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chris' Nestabilities Halloween Card

Getting the most out of your die cutting tools, including Spellbinders Nestabilities is our goal this month. I decided to play with Labels Four for another Halloween card and since I have both the Large and Small Labels Four Sets, I decided to see what I could come up with. To start I made a shape card using the largest die. I folded a piece of the Graphic 45 Hallowe’en in Wonderland Collection (about 5 x 6 inches) in half and placed the die cutter so the top edge was above the fold (see the picture). I ran that through my Big Shot machine. After cutting it, I inked the edges first with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then with some Black Soot Distress Ink.

Then using the third die, I cut a cream colored label which I color dusted with Antique Linen Distress Ink to tone down its brightness and bring it more into the range of the base paper’s tan coloring. I then cut a frame from some leftover Bargello strips (a previous card technique I shared) by nesting a set of two of the smaller labels four (the third one from the large set (same as my tan piece) and the third one from the smaller set. (See Picture) This I glued down using a Zig Glue Pen. Using Peeled Paint Distress Ink, I stamped the sentiment and glued it onto the front of my card base.

I then took out my Cricut Cartridge October 31st so I could cut the web and the spider. The web was cut at 4" and the spider at 2". Both papers are scraps from the Graphic 45 set. I trimmed and ripped the web a bit before gluing down to the card and then glued the spider on top of it and overlapping the sentiment.

Inside the card I cut one more Labels Four (second to largest of the Large set), color dusted with Antique Linen, and stamped my sentiment with Peeled Paint again. To finish off the card I added two tiny clear I-rock gems as the spider’s eyes.

I think I cut more Labels Four for this card than I have used since I got the set. Happy Halloween to all!


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