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A while back I did a review of the Crayola Washable Watercolours, as part of that review I did a super fun galaxy background and I promised that I would create a card with it. Today is that card! The 10th in this year's Hello Halloween Series! We're winding down now, and every time I post one I just want to make more!!
I've made a few galaxy backgrounds now and this is by far the brightest. I just love the way the black muted the insanely vibrant colours but didn't really obscure them.
This is also my first "wiggly" card and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The ghosts shake just enough and don't smack into each other, so I'll call it a win.
To begin, I stamped the costumes from Lawn Fawn's "Booyah" stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I then masked those off and stamped the ghosts and their treat bags. I removed the masks and cut the images using the Brother 2 Scan N Cut.
I don't have the coordinating dies for this set so I was able to use the Brother machine to cut the costumed, bag carrying ghosts as one piece instead of having to cut all the pieces individually and piece them together. This machine is sooooo amazing!
I then coloured the images with Copic markers and attached a length of "Unique Ultra Fine Invisible Thread" to the backs of each ghost. This is a super thin nylon thread that I was able to get at my local fabric store, for about $3.00. It's super strong and nearly invisible. I'm not sure what it would be used for in the sewing world; but in my little corner of the crafting universe it works wonderfully for suspending an image to make spinner cards, or today to make wiggly ghosts.
I trimmed the galaxy background piece down a bit, then used the largest of my Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangles to cut a window from the centre.
To put the card together, I mounted the middle part of the galaxy directly to a piece of 65lb black cardstock. I adhered the ends of the strings to the top and bottom of the frame portion of the galaxy using Skor tape (my go-to when I don't want anything to get away). Because I wanted the ghosts to wiggle when you shake the card, I made sure there was a bit of slack in the string. If this were a spinner card, I would have pulled the string as tight.
I then popped the frame portion up on foam tape and stuck that to the panel. I then mounted the entire piece to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.
I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.
This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge