Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Unlucky 13 - Unity Stamps

I was trying to convey the concept of a creepy garden gate or front door with this card.  Something that brave trick-or-treaters would dare each other to walk through.  The center image is reminiscent of the door knob or perhaps the knocker.  I couldn't decide which way to orient this card and finally settled on what you see here.  It could work just as well as a flip top (although the bats on the Martha Steward punch would be upside down).  The second image shows the shine on the 'ironworks' inherent in using the glossy black card stock.  Click to embiggen. 

Here are the tools you'll need to recreate this card. 

Unity Stamp set - Unlucky 13
Hero Arts Stamp - K5347 Misty Swirl Long
Quickutz Revolution die - REV - 0039
EK Success Whale of a Punch - Circle punch (1.75")
Martha Stewart Halloween Fence punch (not pictured)
Spellbinders Nesting Circle die - 2"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swirls
Maya Road - decorative Pins
Making Memories - Spellbound two sided paper
Black glossy card stock
Orange card stock - middle hue, not too bright, not too pale.
White card stock scraps
Colorbox Chalk Ink - Tangerine (not pictured)
Colorbox Pigment Ink - Sepia Black (not pictured)
Ranger Embossing Powder - Clear (not pictured)
Small rubber brayer and pallet board.

The recipe is as follows:

Stamp unlucky 13 and Trick or Treat using Sepia Black onto white card stock.  Emboss the round image with clear embossing powder and punch out using the 1.75" punch.  Trim the paper close to the Trick or Treat words and ink edges of both pieces with Tangerine.  Ink the edge of the words a second time with Sepia black, leaving some of the tangerine to show through.

Die cut an orange 2" circle.  Place it inside the embossing folder and roll it through.  Using the brayer loaded with Sepia black, ink the embossed circle to show off the design.  Ink the edge with sepia as well.

Using hot glue - put a blob in the center of the orange circle.  Arrange two of the pins in the glue and layer Unlucky 13 image over the pins, centering it within the orange circle.

Cut the Spellbound paper to 12 x 5 and fold it to 5 x 7.  The front of the card will be shorter than the back. 

Stamp the misty swirl image onto orange card stock with Sepia Black ink.  Trim right up to the image, ink the edge with sepia and mount to white card stock.  Trim the white to be 5" long and adhere to the inside back of the card.  You should see it when the card is closed. 

Cut two of the hinges from the Quickuts die using glossy black and adhere to front of card as shown.  Using glossy black, punch a longer strip than you need of the fencing so you can lay it on the front of the card without having to trim a fence post in half the long way.  Way to difficult and in the end that fence post will be too delicate.  Adhere to front of card as shown and then trim to fit.

Place adhesive on only one half of the back of your Unlucky 13 image.  You don't want this to stick to the inside of the card through the fencing.   Adhere to the front of the card as shown.  Layer the words behind the pins, and adhere.  Again, watch where you put the adhesive so you don't stick the card closed.

Hope this makes sense, shout it out if it does not.

Enjoy - AMK


Anne King said...

switched comments to use the pop up window and it seems to have worked. Had to look it up on line. Google has had this problem for months it seems.

rosebudinnh said...

just found your blog . love your projects, adding you to my feeds.. fun stuff. thanks for sharing Rose

Anne King said...

Thanks Rose! Nice to meet you! - AMK