Hello, crafty friends! How about a little Halloween inspiration today?
I was so excited to recieve these fun dies from Spellbinders. These dies are part of their DIE OF THE MONTH subscription, where you can receive some fun dies every month. You have the choice between the small die club, or the large dies. The price varies between the two choices!
This month’s set of dies are some great Halloween shapes. I created a set of three fun cards to share with you using just some cardstock, the Spellbinders dies, and a few embellishments.
This first card I created by taking some grey cardstock and then ink blending a little LOCOMOTIVE SURFACE INK onto the bottom edges of the card. I left some areas free of ink to create a spotlight effect. Then, I cut out many of the bats that are included in the dies and arranged them all over the card. I like how it looks like a swarm of bats flying out for the night!
I also cut out the sentiment from some orange cardstock, and adhered them onto a strip of vellum that I intentionally burned with my heat tool. LOVE this technique for halloween and vintage looking cards! I finished the card by adding some flat-backed pearl embellishments, and brushing the bats with some WINK OF STELLA.
Next, I wanted to create a very clean and simple card. I die cut the cat from black cardstock, and then also cut it again two more times. I stacked all the cats and adhered them together. This gave a little height and dimension to the cat. I also cut the sentiment three times and adhered these together, as well. This made both the cat and the sentiment the same height.
I added a little LOCOMOTIVE SURFACE INK again in a very light circular blend behind the die cuts. To finish the card, I added a few more bats that I had left over from my first card. Simple, yet a fun Halloween card!
Last, but not least, I created this fun candy-themed card using the little candy die. These candies remind me of those salt water taffies, right?
I die cut the candies from a piece of orange cardstock, trying to space them right to get a nice pattern. Then, I die cut enough white candies to fit inside the areas that I cut from the orange cardstock. I layered the orange cardstock over a piece of grey cardstock, and then adhered all the white candies in place. You can just see a bit of the grey peeking through.
The sentiment is cut from black cardstock, and then adhered over a little piece of vellum. With such a busy background, the vellum helps the sentiment stand out a bit.
Lastly, I added a few pieces from a purple sequin mix from KINDRED STAMPS. This card took me the longest to complete because of all the die cutting, but I think it was worth it!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this gives you a great look at the fun possibilities there are by just combining some dies, cardstock, and a few embellishments. Also, all of my die cutting today was done by my PLATINUM 6 MACHINE.
I would absolutely recommend you check out the SPELLBINDERS DIE CLUBS if you are interested in these fun Halloween dies!
Until next time,