We have a bumper batch of birthday gifts to share this week - not only a prize from our sponsors "Tando Creative", but also a prize from craft store "Imagine That".
It doesn't even stop there - we're also having a Birthday Blog Hop and have prizes from Charmed Cards and Craft, Funky Hand and Crimson Cloud to share with those who leave comments on our blogs. Click HERE to find out more about how to join in.
Our Blog Hop means that even if you don't join in with the challenge this week you can still get your hands on one of our lovely birthday gifts.
I don't really "do" Halloween - and especially I don't "do" the whole Trick or Treat thing, but I do know a little boy who is mad-keen on all things skeleton! So I'm getting ahead and have made this card with his birthday in mind
I decided to make an easel card so that some of the spooky elements could be standing out from the card, and started by using some Distress Inks on my card blank to create the background and I also inked some thinner card to use for cutting the birthday bunting and letters.
I'll add a name on the base panel later.
I gently pulled on the skeleton's arms to make them stand out wide enough to "hold" the strings for the banner. I was a bit worried that the chipboard would break or tear, but it's really strong and held the new shape well
Materials and Tools:
Chipboard Skeleton, Skulls, Tree, Spider, Web, 2 x Bats; all Tando Creative
Various Distress Inks, Gesso, White Posca Pen,
Silver pen, Black Enamel Accents, Black Stickles, Twine
Craft Robo to cut the bunting and the letters
There are a lot of elements to this card, and there's a lot of inky, painty work involved - but once that was all done it was just a case of assembling it all - which feels a bit of a cheat!
I hope you'll be joining in with us this week - either by sharing your card or by joining our blog hop - or increase your chances of winning our goodies by doing both!
Thanks for looking