I LOVE the new Circle Card Thinlits Die! And I loved making this first Halloween card of the season for me! I didn’t even know what, exactly, I was going to make so actually what I came up with was a pleasant surprise! I knew I would start with a card base of Basic Black card stock with some Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper. Then I got out my new Halloween stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog to see what I could use. I decided to stamp the flying witch in the stamp set Halloween Hello on a piece of Summer Starfruit punched with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. It is layered on a scallop circle die cut which comes with the Circle Card Thinlits Die and that is layered on a 2 1/2″ Circle Punch of Champagne Glimmer Paper. The die also comes with a small star die but for this card I used the star punch in the carryover punch pack from last year’s Holiday Catalog, Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882.
The Halloween greeting on the front is part of a stamp in the Halloween Bash Stamp Set in the Holiday Catalog. I covered up the top part I did not want to ink up with a part of an old business card and inked the bottom part with Versamark. Then I embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
For the inside circle, I thought a surprise was in order since it is a Halloween card and what could be a better surprise than a ghost! Do you know how I made that ghost? Just use the Stampin’ Up! Owl Punch! Snip off the feet of the owl and turn him upside down! You could punch out some eyes and mouth but I just used a black marker. The “Boo” is handwritten with the brand new White Stampin’ Chalk Marker in the Holiday Catalog.
Here is a close-up of the focal point of the card. The scallop circle die cut does not come with the holes in the scallops. I wanted more of the Glimmer Paper to show through so I grabbed a hole punch in my stash and punched those holes. I had also considered doing some doodling with the Chalk Marker. So whatever works for you! The Summer Starfruit circle is also sponged with some Pumpkin Pie ink and even a little bit of Gumball Green.
I hope you enjoyed my first Halloween card. You know the fall season is fast approaching!
Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and check out the products in the Holiday Catalog and get yourself in the mood! I’m sure you will want and enjoy the new Thinlits Dies, too!