Tricky Tombstone Card


Who is ready for those cute little kids to come to your house all dressed up and yelling “Trick or Treat” at the top of their lungs? Me!  Halloween was always a big deal at our house when our kids were growing up.  My kids always picked what they wanted to be and as soon as it was dark, they were out the door.

Here is a little card to send to your favorite trick-or-treater!  It is simple to make.  Starting with a basic black card base of 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″ cardstock scored in half, add a layer of tangelo twist measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Take a basic black layer measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″ and emboss it on the Big Shot using the Woodlands Impressions folder.  I then sponged the trees with white craft ink to make them stand out.  Set that aside to dry.

Cut a 1 1/2″ strip of the Cucumber Crush cotton paper, then fold that strip over itself making each fold at 3 3/4″. Using the fringe scissors, cut grass about halfway down.  Glue all the layers down on the black tree layer and fluff the grass using a bone folder.

Cut a 2″ x 3″ long piece of whisper white cardstock.  Using the Ornate tag topper punch, round off the top.  Stamp the Trick or Treat from the Howl-O-Ween stamp set onto the tombstone shape.  Sponge the Tip Top Taupe ink over the entire image.  Then stamp the small dots on using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp.   Stamp the pumpkin in Tangelo Twist ink and spider in Basic Black ink on whisper white cardstock. Then sponge with Tip Taupe Taupe again over the pumpkin and spider.  Cut them both out.

Attach the tombstone and pumpkin with a small piece of the Spider Web doily in-between. Pop the spider up on a dimensional.  You can add some crystal effects to the Trick or Treat saying as well as the pumpkin and spider.  It gives the card a little shine.  Add the stars in the sky with small rhinestones!

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Here is the color combination:

 Color Combo 3

Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set130517 Price: $18.00
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set 130517
Price: $18.00
Howl-O-Ween Treat Stamp Set139690 Price: $20.00
Howl-O-Ween Treat Stamp Set 139690
Price: $20.00
Fringe Scissors133325 Price: $10.00
Fringe Scissors 133325
Price: $10.00

Additional Supply list:

  • Boo To You Framelits 139663 $25.00
  • Happy Haunting Cardstock Pack  139585 $7.00
  • Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
  • Cotton Paper Assortment 138308 $7.00
  • Tangelo Twist Ink 133646 $6.50
  • Tip Top Taupe Ink 138325 $6.50
  • Cucumber Crush Ink 138324 $6.50
  • Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931 $7.00
  • White Craft Ink 101731 $8.00
  • Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 139673 $8.50
  • Fine Tipped Glue Pen 138309 $7.00
  • Snail Adhesive 104332 $7.00
  • Crystal Effects 101055 $6.25
  • Ornate Tag Topper Punch 137416 $23.00
  • Stamping Sponges 101610 $3.50
  • Metallic Sequins Assortment 138390 $5.00
  • Spider Web Doilies 139622 $4.50
  • Rhinestones Basic Jewels 119246 $5.00

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