Friday, July 3, 2020

Open If You Dare...

Hi my friends, I'm sharing the spooky "open if you dare" card I made for the launch of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 Halloween release using Gate Keeper and Trick or Treaters Thinlits and if you missed the Facebook Live, you can catch up with all the amazing dies and inspirational samples from all the seasonal makes over on Tim's Blog HERE. A huge thank you to Tim, Mario and Paula for inviting me to be part of this fun adventure.


To begin, I trimmed Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock to create 2 - 4.3/4" x 6.3/4"panels, die-cut a circle from masking paper and fixed to one panel
I spritzed the panels with Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Sprays, spritzed with water to create that water droplet effect and dried. I removed the mask to reveal the moon and added splatters of Black Soot Distress Oxide Spray. I also coloured the back of the plain panel in the same way.
I die-cut 4 gates from Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock using Gate Keeper Thinlits and fixed to the panel coloured on both sides using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I scored down the panel along the edges of the gates and fussy cut leaving a small strip of cardstock on the outside edge of each gate. I die-cut a further 4 gates and fixed on the back of each gate.
I placed the gates on the background panel so that they were lined up in the centre and stitched them in place along the score lines creating a hinge to allow them to open. I fixed Sizzix Self Adhesive Sheets to the back of silver Idea-ology Metallic KraftStock, die cut the highlight sections of the gate and fixed them in place.
I inked the branch from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mr Bones with Black Soot Distress Archival, stamped in the top left corner and added a double line of stitching around the entire panel 
I added the bats die-cut from Idea-ology BlackOut and silver Metallic KraftStock using Gate Keeper Thinlits and fixed in place slightly offset to create a highlight.
I die-cut the pumpkin, witches hat and broom from Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Trick or Treaters Thinlits and fixed to the gate using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I added the "scary vampire" Trick or Treater also die-cut from Idea-ology Classic KraftStock popped up on Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension.
I fixed Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to Idea-ology Classic and Metallic KraftStock, die cut the words using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Lower CutOut Thinlits and fixed to the gate slightly offset to create a spooky highlight.

To finish I added Idea-ology Halloween Design Tape and Halloween Clipping Stickers to ground the Trick Or Treater, matted the panel on to Silver Metallic KraftStock and fixed to a 5" x 7" white card blank covered with Idea-ology BlackOut Kraftstock.

It's Friday and the weekend beckons. Weather permitting I'm hoping to spend some time in the garden but my make-over plans for the border created by the removal of the conifers has somewhat ground to a halt so I suspect I may be grabbing that paintbrush and pot of paint for Coat No 2 on the fence.
In the meantime, I've created a little garden area just by the back door that I can enjoy while I have my morning coffee.
Enjoy your weekend and have fun whatever you have planned.
Hugs Kath xxx



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13 comments:

scrappergirl56 said...

Now that's a CARD...and a fun one at that....what a fabulous make....Love it!

Janette said...

Thats a holloween card to be proud of, wow, fabulous. Your garden is looking great Kath, all we need now is some half decent weather..xx

Christina said...

Awesome card my friend. Love how the gates open. Your backyard is looking so beautiful with all the flowers and the fence. xxx

Vivi Casale said...

just fabulous!

Debbie F. said...

I saw your masterpieces on Tim's live and I just wanted to tell you how much I love your work. This card looks so ominous on the outside only to open up and see something playful on the inside. And I must say ... your reindeer card made me gasp aloud. What a brilliant idea and a gift in and of itself. I look forward to your tutorials and learning more about how to use the Tim products I have. Most especially I look forward to seeing how you used the 3D folder. I have a couple of them and am totally stuck on how to use them. Thank you, Kath.

Paula Cheney said...

Absolutely super Kath! The stitched gates is such great idea! Thank you so much for providing such awesome inspiration!

Redanne said...

Wow Kath, I loved this sample so much on the FB Live, it is brilliant. The way you did the gates is genius, they look amazing and the little character inside is just the cutest ever! Hugs, Anne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous project, loving all the details and the black and orange combination . Loving your garden pots too. ❤️❤️❤️

Connie Fossenier said...

Kath beautiful blog and love all your creations...thanks for the tutorial for the Halloween release.

Self Images said...

I loved this card when I saw it on Tim's FB Launch! I'm so happy you shared how you made it :) Thank you again!

Lagene said...

Awesome project! Love your stitched hinges!

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning project Kath and l like your garden nice place to have your coffee x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Yay for the garden!!! LOVE this precious card and all the work...those gates! The cutie inside is a perfect touch! Pinned.