Hey everyone! I hope you are having an awesome weekend! We are getting settled in our new home...and I am so thankful I have a craft room on the main floor! I have been having so much fun playing with all my new stamps, and trying out new techniques. I have had some slider dies for a while, but as usual...I waited to use them, until I thought I could do it *perfect*! So, today I'm sharing my first slider card! I was dying to play with the super cute set from Lawn Fawn, Happy Howloween! I made a cute little scene card, that was so easy with the coordinating dies. I wanted to play along with the Lawnscaping Challenge, so I used Seedless Preserves, and Ripe Persimmon for my blending my background. The challenge was to use black, purple and one other color...so of course I chose orange.
To make this card, first I made the background by blending distress inks on watercolor paper. Then I did my flicking water with Perfect Pearls trick, that I've been obsessed with since I discovered it last Halloween. I wanted to make a non-spooky sunset background. While the background was drying, I stamped my images and colored them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out, but still fussy cut the costumes so they would not have a white border. I put the cute little pumpkin basket in the dogs mouth, so he could be the hero...offering a treat to make the ghost go away! Then I cut out the slider part on the background. I used a banner die as the slider cut to attach the ghost to, and I used the MFT slider replenishments to make it simple. Those things are totally worth it! I used distress inks to blend the banner cut and scrap paper to go behind the cut out portion of the card. Then I assembled all the pieces...It's really easier than I'm making it sound. Just try everything out before you add adhesive. Then I added the Leafy Tree Backdrop die cut frame, so I could pop it up with foam tape where it needed it and add the sentiment. Then I had a few oopsies from using a liquid adhesive...so I decided to add some sequins to the sky. For my next slider card I make, I won't use a liquid glue. It got a bit messy, so I had to hide a few oopsies. I also will use black craft foam like I used to for cards...but it's still packed away in my MIA crafty boxes. But, when you pull the banner up, the ghost rises out of the pumpkin! So fun, and my kids loved it! I hope you love it too!
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