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Halloween Ring Accordion - Ghost Poppy

Two posts in a day?! I know . . . who AM I?

But the dies were out on the table, you see. And it's ever so much more fun to craft with stuff on the table than to put said stuff away. (YAWN!)

So here's another idea for using the dies you can win (QUICK! almost over!) on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Page  - Ring Accordion, Poppy the Owl, Clock & Gears and Props 1 ( I didn't use Props 1 for this card)



This is a 3-page Ring Accordion with a few fun techniques. For the orange leafy pattern on pages 1 and 3 plus the clock numbers, I used stencils and Texture Paste. Once dry I simply brushed orange ink over the paste. The stencil I used for the outer rings is a Jenni Bowlin TCW stencil called Mini Vineyard. To make a clock stencil I used Plaid's "cut your own stencil" material, the Clock die and the Sizzix Precision Base Plate to make sure the stencil material cut easily with the die.




For "ghost Poppy" on Page 1 I used white transfer paper. First I arranged an embossing sandwich in my Big Shot, which is Tab 1, Impressions Pad (hard), Silicone Rubber (soft), cardstock, transfer paper, Poppy detail layer die, cutting pad.


After rolling through the machine, the transfer paper will add a nice ghostly white texture to the cardstock in the shape of Poppy the Owl. Don't throw the transfer paper away because it can be used over and over.


Use the Poppy shadow layer die to cut out the ghostly Poppy. Voila!


 I cut an All Seasons Tree from black cardstock, pounced with watermark ink and embossed with clear powder for a nice shine. Ghost Poppy is perched on the tree for Page 1. The spiderweb is a very old stamp from my stash. Poppy's eyes are a combination of red glitter dots underneath some metal jewelry spacer beads.


For Page 2 I found an old pumpkin brad in my stash to hold the clock hands on the page. I added red rhinestone eyes, some webbing and a plastic spider.


Page 3 is also some stash diving - an old "Happy Halloween" stamp from years ago (source unknown.)


The finished card folds up to be just under 5" in diameter, meaning it will fit in an A7 envelope. Because my card is bulky (plastic spider, Poppy's eyes) it may require a second stamp.


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