Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Meow! It's Halloween!
Hybrid cards combine print-and-cut with traditional paper-piecing (paper-layering). Not only do they look great, they are easy and fast to make. For today's project, I applied the hybrid method to a shaped card.
Using the Lettering Delights' Zander Plays Cut Its (SVG) and Paper Pack, I came up with the template for the card in mere minutes. I changed the color of the kitty from pink to black to make it more Halloween-like, and I added the sentiment by using the LDJ Hen Hand font .
For some embellishment, I added flatback buttons that I made with my button machine.
I've had my button maker for over a year now and some of you may have seen, from my Facebook page, the buttons that I've made. Thanks go out to my friend, Candi Daitch, for helping me with the research and enabling. :) I bought my button machine from HERE and my kids and I have been playing with it since the day it arrived. I have no affiliation with the company but I do like this machine a lot. The kids and I have made buttons, magnets and various project embellishments with it. I will share more projects and info about it in another post. For now, let's get back to today's card...
Here are some screenshots to give you a better idea of how I made this card.
The picture below shows the entire finished card. Note that the whole card base is in one piece. Only the main image (cat girl) was layered.
I used Stickles to add some glitter to the card, and adhered the buttons with foam tape, and the card is done!
So what do you think of today's project? I think that it looks really good for a card that was put together fairly quickly. If you don't have a button machine, you can always use regular buttons to embellish the card. You could even replace it with a cutout or two. How about a little bat or spider? I think that'll look great too! Regardless of what you use to embellish the card, I hope that you'll use today's project idea to make your own card. Halloween will be here in 5 weeks. It's time get busy!
Zander Plays cut its (SVG)
Zander Plays paper pack
LDJ Hen Hand font
Spooktacular graphic set (for buttons)