Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Playing Peek-a-boo with Mr Bones...

Hi folks, I'm sharing a Peek-A-Boo card today, one that I planned making for the grandkiddos last year with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 2017 Halloween stamps and stencils but never quite got round to finishing. So I thought I would continue where I left off but add some of this year's Halloween products and hey presto, one year later, it's finished...better late than never as they say.
and for the peek-a-boo effect, as you open the card, another spooky sentiment appears as if by magic

This was as far as I got last year. The front and inside were trimmed from white card, the back from black card and scored. Here are the measurements for each piece to make a 5.1/2" square card
FRONT - 8.1/4" X 5.1/2" scored at 2.3/4"
INSIDE -  8.1/2" X 5.1/2" scored at 4.1/4"
BACK - 5.3/4"X 5.1/2" scored at 5.1/2"
I covered the back of the card front with black paper, the flap on the card front and the reverse of the card back with paper from the Halloween Idea-ology Paper Stash Pad.
To continue where I left off, I stamped the spooky gentleman from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mr Bones with Black Soot Archival on to the card front and also on to masking paper.
With the mask in place, I coloured the card with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool, spritzed with water and blotted with a paper towel. I die cut the circle aperture using Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies.
I applied Ripe Persimmon and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks through the Mini Layering Stencils from Set 30
I decorated the inside section of the card in the same way
I stamped the cobweb image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tangled Webs with Black Soot Archival on to the card front and the inside section.
I closed the inside section of the card, placed the card front on top and marked through the aperture with a pencil. I lined up the circle die and die cut through both layers of card.
Now it was time to put this construction together. I applied Ranger Wonder Tape to the small scored flap on the back section of the card and fixed to the right hand side of the inside card section. I closed the inside card, applied Distress Collage Medium Matte around the edges and the aperture and fixed the front card section on top. If you're confused by my attempts at explaining this part, just type PEEK-A-BOO CARDS into Google and you'll find excellent step-by-step video tutorials.
I stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Monstrous with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder on the back section of the card , closing the card and using the aperture as a guide for placing the stamp. (This is the one that will show on the front of the card when it is closed.
The sentiment for the sliding Peek-A-Boo section was stamped on the back of the flap on the left hand side of the card front.
I stamped the Mummy image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Monstrous 3 times on to white card, coloured with Gathered Twigs and Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide inks using a Distress Detailer Brush and fussy cut into sections
I then re-stamped the words from the Mr Bones stamp set on to one of the papers from the 2017 Halloween Idea-ology Paper Stash, cut out and fixed over the original stamping.
I added Idea-ology Mummy Cloth and fixed the layered Mummy image in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte
and added paper labels cut from the same paper pad
Then it was time to give Mr Bones a bit of a make-over. I coloured his face with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink, his eye with Ripe Persimmon using the Distress Detailer Brush and applied Glossy Accents to his eye. I stamped his hat on to white card with Black Soot Archival and cut out the brim. I restamped the hat with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and used the Diamonds Shifter Layering Stencil with Ripe Persimmon and Black Soot to decorate. I cut out the hat, darkened the edges with Black Soot Distress Paint, added Idea-ology Halloween Design Tape for the hat band and fixed the brim in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam. I added highlights to an Idea-ology Heirloom Rose with Picket Fence Distress Paint, threads of Mummy Cloth and an Idea-ology Halloween Word Band coloured with Picket Fence Distress Crayon.
I added strips of Mummy Cloth, the spruced up and looking even spookier Mr Bones, more paper labels and Idea-ology Boneyard Findings, all fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte
Here's a bird's eye view of what the card looks like when it's put together, showing how the slider section tucks inside the back of the card.
I don't know about you but I need a cuppa after that rather wordy explanation, let's just say the card was much easier to make than it was to explain.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Kath you really need to start doing youtube video's, my head is spinning with the amount you had to do on this fabulous card, its brilliant and I love it, I don't know how you do it every time....wonderful creation again..xx

  2. Kath, this is just awesome! I definitely want to make a peek a boo card and a tunnel card! Wonderful use of Mr. Bones!!! Happy Halloween girlie!

  3. WOW!! Your grandchildren are going love this fabulous Halloween card Kath x Wonderful stamping and attention to detail...such fun cc

    Hugs Annie x

  4. It is a big WOW from me too!! Pinned and bookmarked for future reference, I do love kinetic type cards and this one is fabulous. I love Mr Bones and that sentiment is fantastic! This is by far my most favourite Halloween card to date - LOVE it!!! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Spooktacularly magnificent! Love the card...

  6. This card is spookalicious! Love the design and layers.
    Linda xxx

  7. It took me a whole day to figure out all the things you did on this card and to make my own version of this for my grand daughter. How you come up with this stuff just amazes me. thanks as always for sharing.