By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
October is next month and you know what that means! It’s time for our Halloween creating now. In many Halloween movies there’s always a spooky mirror calling a person to a great scare. Send a scare to your guests and create this spooky mirror invitation to call them to your next Halloween party.
Begin by cutting 2 ovals using the Classic Oval Dies by Spellbinders and your die cutting machine. One oval is from red cardstock and one from gray. Also, cut one frame using the Floral Ovals Dies by Spellbinders from black cardstock. Lay the gray one and the frame piece aside.
Place the red oval inside the Dripping Embossing Folder by Sizzix and Tim Holtz and run it through your die cut machine to emboss it. Now use some liquid glue to cover all of the “dripping” area. Allow it to dry. It may take overnight so be sure to do these first few steps in the beginning so that it will have time to dry while you work on the rest of your project.
Now fold a piece of cardstock in half and place it on the platform of your die cutting machine. Lay the Florals Oval die on the cardstock leaving some of it off the folded edge as shown in the picture on the left. Run it through your machine. The picture on the right shows what you will have once this is done. This piece will become your card base. You may have to run it through several times to get it to completely cut through both of the layers. It also helps to cut the smaller areas so that they are easier to remove.
Use a corner rounder to round the bottom corners. This should be the part that has the fold.
Attach the handle to the front of the card base and attach the Floral Oval that you cut in the beginning step using a tape runner and making sure to line up the design.
Use a glue pen to secure the edges on the front of the card and the piece you just added. Make sure to not glue the back of the card to these pieces or you will glue the card shut.
Now, attach the gray oval to the front of the card with the tape runner.
This is what your glued piece will look like when it is dry. See how it has a really “eerie” sheen to it for this card?
Cut out the open areas of the red oval with a pair of fine point scissors. Attach it to the card lining up the top curve of this piece with the curve on the gray oval.
Let the fun of Halloween begin with this great invitation. Get a start on them now and you’ll be ready for all of the scary good times next month. Don’t forget to check out everything you will need for the season at Create for Less where there’s all kinds of tricks and treats waiting for you!