Monday, September 12, 2016

Halloween Cascading Tag Card

Hi all! It's time once again for Karen Burniston's designer challenge. The theme for our first challenge in September is Halloween. Karen has just released some amazing new dies for my favorite holiday, and I couldn't wait to use them! I've been dying to make a Halloween-themed card using her Cascading Tag Card technique and thought it would be perfect for this challenge.

The base of the card is orange cardstock that I stenciled using Karen's new Bats stencil. Over that I added a fence cut with the new Iron Fence Pop Up die. The sentiment was stamped on a panel cut using the label die from her Anita Frames Pop Up set.

Wow! This technique is such a showstopper! On the inside, I used paper from Tim Holtz's new Materialize paper stash for the mechanism, and to decorate the back. It's hard to believe that Karen's Adirondack Chair die is what animates these tags.

The tags were cut from more of the orange cardstock I used for the base, plus the Materialize paper. I used stamps from Karen's new Halloween clear stamp set for the sentiment. The 31 plaque was stamped on black cardstock with another stamp from the set, then embossed with white powder, followed by UTEE,  to give it the look of enamel.

For these tags, I used the spiderweb die from the Halloween Scene set to cut a glittery web. The little witchy boots on the right were cut with dies from the Props 9 set - aren't they adorable?? The ephemera is all from Tim Holtz's Curiosity collection. The glittery black bat and skull washi tape is from Target's Bullseye's Playground (dollar spot). They have some great stuff there!

Here's a view from above so you can see how dimensional it is. Such a fun technique!

And now another view. I had to stop myself from using too many pics! :) I just love how this turned out.

I had to wait to post until my husband came home so he could help with my video. It's so fun to see Karen's dies in action!

The supplies I used can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Simon Says Stamp via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure and check out a very cool (trust me, I've seen it!) card technique from Karen tomorrow, plus loads of spooky inspiration from the whole team.


  1. Fabulous card, fantastic detail and I adore the colours. Tracy x

  2. WOW!!! This is one amazing card! Love it!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. Now that's what I call creative genius! Love all the detail and movement. How in the world did you think of this???

  4. This is going to be my "I think I Can" project for Halloween. I have all the Tim stuff. Wish me luck!

  5. This is so, so clever! Brilliantly put together!!

  6. Gorgeous card! I adore your ability to create 3D projects! you are the Queen of 3d! fabulous project as aslways, so spooky! barbara

  7. I continue to be amazed at your creative craftiness, Shelly!


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