Looks like your average Halloween card?
It's not... It's a Halloween Slider Card!!
However, if you don't want to create a slider card - then the design on the card
front will do just fine for a basic Halloween card.
So I have made a ton of slider cards using the traditional method of measuring out cardstock pieces, cutting, scoring and fiddling to be sure everything fits just right - and then I decided to bite the bullet, make life easy on myself and I purchased a die set that would do all of this for me!! Yes, that's right, I got lazy.
I'm not sure if it's lazy or just whatever makes it easier for us in the craft room?!
The purchase of the Double Slider Surprise Die from Lawn Fawn seemed like it
was going to cut down on the time used to measure and cut all of the sections
and leave me with more time to have fun with ink blending and tiny die cut
pieces to decorate the card.
Some days I just want more creative time to for the colorful on stage part of card making rather than the behind the scenes stuff.
The Double Slider Surprise Die did not disappoint, and will make it quick and
easy to create many more surprise slider cards for many different occasions.
You want to see the slider part of the card don't you??
Just before we get to that I want to let you know a bit about the supplies that I used to create this card. I've never had a lot of Halloween product. I love creating Halloween cards, however I didn't have a demand for them and didn't purchase much Halloween product. What I do currently own is mostly Stampin' Up supplies so that is what this card was created with, though they are retired stamp sets.
Maybe you have them?
If not, as always I encourage you to use what you have!
Make the most out of the stamps you have because after all you liked them at
one time and paid good money for them.
I used "Banner Year" for the Happy Haunting sentiment, spider web, and Boo!
"Scary Cute" for the haunted house and bat die cuts.
"Clever Cats" for the It's Halloween sentiment.
"Bewitching" for the spider.
The silver dotted paper was a Sale a bration paper from maybe last Christmas, and the paper with the bats was a Halloween designer paper from a few years ago.
I ink blended the dotted paper with Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Starry Sky inks. I also blended the bat designer paper with a some Gorgeous Grape Ink on the corners.
Both papers were splattered with a water color white gold mixed with a few drops of water and splattered with a small paint brush.
You don't see all of these things on the card front?
Oh that's right... I didn't show you the rest of the card yet!
(insert suspenseful music)
Ta Da !!
Speaking of Ta Da, there is also a Ta Da Diorama Die Set to make cards in a layout just as cute as this one. It's like a little scene builder box like we have made many times that folds flat for mailing - only it's easy cuz the dies cut out all of the pieces for you!
You can check that out here > Lawn Fawn Ta Da Diorama Die
This incredibly batty stamp set would be a really cute set to create this Double Slider Surprise card with, as well as
I did purchase this set along with a cute set of Lawn Fawn bats so I can be prepared for next years Halloween cards.
I have created a few, that you will get to see this year - then ongoing we will be back to Christmas, seasonal birthdays and a few other occasions.
I have used the Double Slider Surprise Die already for a few really cute Christmas cards and you'll be seeing those in the weeks to come.
What else have I been up to?
I have been creating with some digital images. I love those since there is no shipping cost and you have the images to create with instantly. If you haven't used digital images for cards we will get into how to use those at a later date.
Christmas Cards - many different types of Christmas cards, well as far as images go. Some are cutesy, some are just plain beautiful.
Those will be coming up.
I have a fun fall shaker card to share - simply because I refuse to believe summer is over and also one or two Thanksgiving cards for my American friends who have yet to celebrate their Thanksgiving. One that is especially cute that comes with a little story in reference to "pass the gravy".
Fall & Winter cards featuring some beautiful owls.
I have a wedding this weekend that I have yet to create a wedding card for, so let's all wait to see what I can come up with for that event!
It will be surprising since I don't even have any creative ideas yet... Yikes!
For now, I hope you have enjoyed today's card with no fancy measurements, however if you do like the measurements you can always create the card the traditional way.
There should be a tutorial on the blog for one of those, and if not send me a message and I'll rustle one up to share. Just trust me, the die makes it so much easier.
I hope the card has given you some creative inspiration and that you're ready to cozy up in your craft space with whatever fun products you have in your stash!