Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Marie back on the blog! In the midst of Spooky Season, I have been having¬† such a fun time creating Halloween themed paper crafts. Today I am sharing a Halloween slimline card featuring the Build a Boo Die Set which I crafted alongside some of my favorite adorable little ghosts from the Frightful Little Bits Stamp Set.

My first step to creating this card was to die cut my background scene from Bristol Smooth Cardstock paper using the amazing Summer Woods Scene Die. I then cut out a slimline base panel from bristol smooth cardstock. I proceeded to ink blend my background panel in a spooky dark green sky. To achieve the Dark green to lime green gradient, I first started with my lightest shade of green, Twisted Citron Distress Ink and with a very light hand, I inked around the outer edges of the base panel towards the center. The next green ink I used was Mowed Lawn followed by Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink. For the outer edges of the panel, I used Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and to darken the edges further, I went in with Black Soot Distress Ink because it is much darker than the Oxide version.

For the tree tops and the ground portions of the die cut scene, I used Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks. I also did some ink splattering with some Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  I colored the trees with Copic Markers in the colors E35 (Chamois), E37 (Sepia), E47 (Dark Brown), and 100 (Black).

Next, I die cut the letters and skull from the Build a Boo Die Set from black heavyweight cardstock paper. Then I die cut the letter B and O from Purple Glitter Paper. I cut out the skull again from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I inked the edges of the skull using some Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and added some details around the eyes and nose with a brown color pencil. I then layered the papers together in a staggered way to create a shadow effect. For the skull, I took the black eyes and glued them a little higher to create a giant eye look, and I even added some super tiny stars to make his eyes even cuter!

I stamped out all the little ghosts onto watercolor paper using Antique Linen Distress Ink. With Derwent Inktense Water Soluble pencils, I colored all the images and cut them out using their corresponding Frightful Little Bits Dies.

Finally, I assembled my card by paper piecing the scene die to the background panel with a combination of double sided tape adhesive and Bearly art Precision Craft Glue. I positioned the big BOO greeting and adhered it with double sided tape adhesive. I placed all the ghosts around the BOO in a playful way using foam strips for added dimension.

That does it for this week’s fun Halloween Card! Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you are all enjoying the Spooky Season! Until next time, Happy Cardmaking!