Saturday, 17 October 2015

Wicked Wishes...with Papermilldirect

Hello, this week the +papermilldirect DT have been working on Halloween makes and I have this card to share with you.  There are some fabulous shades of cardstock in the Papermilldirect colours range just perfect for Halloween makes like my favourite Purple Grape along with Bright Orange, Apple Green and of course Black.  I created this little shaped card by using one of the Halloween images in Cricut Design Space, I duplicated the base layer and flipped it, moving it up against its mirror image and overlapping it before aligning both shapes along the bottom and then selecting ‘weld’ to form the base of a shaped card that can be folded in half. 
If you’d like to make this card this is my Design Space link which means that you don’t need to do the mirroring and welding steps at all, it is already done for you and all the pieces are sized, colour coordinated and ready to just press ‘go’.  When you have the pieces cut out, just score and fold the purple base card in half to form the card base, layer up the other shapes and glue together using a clear drying glue and decorate as desired.

When using my Cricut to cut images I often like to add some detail to what would otherwise be ‘flat’ shapes.  For this design I chose to use some embossing folders through my manual die cutter machine.  You can see the embossed detail adds more interest and makes for a more tactile card.  For the Sentiment of ‘Wicked Wishes’ I used a collage embossing folder.  I also used some Stickles glitter glue in ‘Mercury Glass’ to edge around the words and added some dots of Liquid Pearls in a black colour.
To decorate the hat part of the card I added different sized gold and silver sequins, filled the star cut-outs with the Stickles glitter glue and used it to outline the green star too.  Little dots of black Liquid Pearls were added to the centres of the sequins, star and also on the green hatband, along with dots of Stickles glitter glue.  It's fun to experiment with embossing folders and I like to mix and match electronic cutting with other techniques. What do you think? Are you working on Halloween designs?   or using embossing folders?  Why not share your makes over on the papermilldirect facebook page, we'd love to see them, Angela x

Purple Grape Card - Papermilldirect
Bright Orange Card - Papermilldirect
Apple Green Card - Papermilldirect
Black Card - Papermilldirect
Cosmic Shimmer glue – Creative Expressions
Stickles ‘Mercury Glass’ – Ranger
Liquid Pearls ‘Onyx Pearl’ – Ranger
Tim Holtz ‘Collage & Notebook’ embossing folders – Sizzix
Gold & Silver sequins
my Cricut Design Space link:

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