Wednesday, September 10, 2008

(4) Peter Pumpkin Ghosty Swing Card



Treat? or Trick! Underneath this little ghost swinger is the cutest little-kid-in-a pumpkin-costume stamp you've ever seen: Peter Pumpkin!


Supplies:

These all come in the Paper Garden Projects "Happy Halloweenie!" kit:

Stamps:
The sweet 'Peter Pumpkin' stamp

Cardstock:



  • Black Textured cardstock (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded to make an A2 sized card)

  • 1 piece of the orange textured cardstock (5 2/8 by 4 inches)

  • 1 piece of white cardstock (for main image: 3 2/8 inch square; 2 1/2 inch square to cut into ghost shape; scraps to stamp 3 wee trick or treat bags onto

  • Black Textured cardstock Mat for image (3 3/8 inch square)

  • Green Textured cardstock (3 3/4 inch square scalloped)

  • 5 1/2 by 2 inches of Pixie Sticks (Striped & dotted) double-sided patterned paper

  • Black Textured cardstock Mat for Pixie Sticks paper( 5 1/2 by 2 2/8 inches)

  • Black Textured cardstock (strip: 4 2/8 by 1/2 inch & 3 1 inch circles punched

Things from your stash/Paper Garden Projects:

Optional Extras:

There's plenty in the kit, but if you'd like extra
Ribbon-double-sided square brown/olive it's available by the yard.

Punches/die cuts:



You can download the ghost shape template here.


Instructions:


Step 1: Fold card & cut pieces:


  • Black Textured cardstock (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded to make an A2 sized card)

  • 1 piece of the orange textured cardstock (5 2/8 by 4 inches)

  • 1 piece of white cardstock (for main image: 3 2/8 inch square; 2 1/2 inch square to cut into ghost shape; scraps to stamp 3 wee trick or treat bags onto

  • Black Textured cardstock Mat for image (3 3/8 inch square)

  • Green Textured cardstock (3 3/4 inch square scalloped)

  • 5 1/2 by 2 inches of Pixie Sticks (Striped & dotted) double-sided patterned paper

  • Black Textured cardstock Mat for Pixie Sticks paper ( 5 1/2 by 2 2/8 inches)

  • Black Textured cardstock (strip: 4 2/8 by 1/2 inch & 3 1 inch circles punched


Step 2. Stamp & colour images:


  • Stamp Peter Pumpkin in black ink onto the white cardstock (for main image: 3 2/8 inch square & emboss him with clear embossing powder.

  • Stamp Mr. Bones skeletons around him & emboss them with clear embossing powder.

  • Stamp three "trick or Treat" bags (using Peter Pumpkin Stamp) in black ink & emboss them with clear embossing powder.
Colour the image using Watercolour pencils & Niji watercolour brush or Inks, markers, other colouring medium. The skeletons will show through with the colour.

Step 3.
Distress the edges & mount the image onto the black 3 3/8 inch square mat.


Step 4. Make the ghost & attach it:


  • Print & cut out the ghost shape template

  • Trace the template onto a 2 1/2 inch square piece of white cardstock

  • Cut out the ghost & distress the edges with ink on a Colour duster brush or a sponge.

  • Punch two connected 1/8 inch holes in for his eyes

  • Lay the ghost over the image so the eye holes are over his eyes & pierce a hole in the top.

  • Push a brad through the hole & close it so that the ghost shape can move.
Step 5. Create the green scallop using the 3 3/4 inch square piece of Green Textured cardstock & add it under the matted image.

Step 6.
Assemble the card base:


  • Adhere the orange textured mat (5 2/8 by 4 inches) to the black card.

  • Adhere thePixie Sticks patterned paper to the Black Textured cardstock Mat ( 5 1/2 by 2 2/8 inches) Distress edges & affix onto the orange mat



"Trick or Treat" bag accents:

Step 1. Colour & cut out the 3 wee "Trick or Treat" bags from Peter Pumpkin stamp. Add a bit of silver cording to the back of it as a handle

Step 2. stick it on the 3 black cardstock circles

Step 3. Distress & assemble:



  • Draw lines on the strip of black cardstock with the Star dust gelly roll pen & adhere it to the card. Finish by adding the 3 circles.

Thanks for stopping in! :O)

Mel

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Click HERE :O)


32 comments:

Sue said...

Grief...this is so very clever! Love it! TFS I am going to have to give this ghost costume a try!

Benga said...

very cute card and very creative! thanks for sharing your awesome projects and cool links! I'm a big fan of your blog!

Elaine said...

This is ridiculously cute and I love what you've done with the ghost shape! Great card.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

VERY clever!!!
;-)

Diane said...

So dang cute!!! Love your blog and all you share with us!!

Anonymous said...

That card is so cute! Great job!

lindastamps

Kim H. said...

SO SO SO CUTE! Oh you are so creative! I love how his costume moves!

Gwen said...

just soooooo stinkin cute!!!!

Primitive Seasons said...

Oh Mel this is so cute and sweet! Love it!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

AnnMarie said...

I have had the absolute best time following all of these really fun samples! You have brought this Halloween set to life! Soooooo cute, Mel! : )

Etha said...

that is too cute!! love the skeleton background :)

Joani said...

Mel, I've done something similar before but never with that adorable pumpkin image! Ooooh, I need that! You make everything look so awesome! Thanks for sharing on your blog - It's my favorite place to stop by :)
Hugs,
Joani

Barb said...

This is so cute! LOVE the awesome watercoloring you did... just great!

Judy said...

Mel, this is just darling. Love, love, love it! TFS and for all the great info!

Kim Etherington said...

This is so cute and even cuter in person. I got to play with this little guy. What a cute idea. As usual, you are just too damn talented!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute idea for a card! You just have great idea after wonderful idea running through your head. I so much appreciate your sharing them so freely.

Swedie

Heather said...

hehehehe!!! I love that!!! Can i case it with an image i have to practice it?? I think that is just great:) you are so clever and creative!!

Annapurna said...

Hello! How cute is this. That kid is sure gonna be hot with all those costumes. LOL!
Love your little trick or treat bags.

Once again thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us. Hope you are having fun wherever you are :-)

Pat S. said...

How clever! I shared your link with all my friends who have kids...thanks!

Donna said...

EEK! and this has GOT to be the BEST Halloween card I ever did lay these dark brown eyes on! wowza woman, I wonder if your mind rests - DO you come up with ALL these fabulous ideas!?!?! I stand amazed

Tonniece said...

LOL, this is tooo darn cute.
The ideas you come up with just knock my socks off.

HAPPY THURSDAY TO YOU AMAZING MEL

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, how cute is this?!?

LURVE it Mel-a-Licious!!! Thanks for providing us with the template and complete instructions; you rock!

~Hugs!

Tracy Durcan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! You are so clever :)

Maria said...

This is so cute! I love the peek-a-boo swing card! So ingenious and so fun, Mel! Wow, you're really creating some awesome Halloween cards! I love them!

Maria

Janine said...

Mel you are amazing!!!
Hope you have a great weekend planned.!!!

malieta said...

Awwwwwww...what an adorable card Mel! I love the swinging ghost:)

Shirley said...

Too cute Mel! Love it.

Elena said...

That is so very cute!!! I love your idea! So... I want thios stamp!!! Thank you, Mel!!!

Beth Norman said...

I can't stop looking at that pretty watercolouring. The pastels blend together in such a stunning manner.

ellen a said...

"Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you"
I love you Peter Pumpkin Ghosty Swing card. I'm not into making Halloween Cards but this card captured my interest.
Thank you for sharing Ellen A

Zeta said...

OOHHH, I really like this one!!!! It's so cute!!! I love how you can lift up the SHEET and there's a little Boy!!!!

~ZETA~

karen walsh said...

what a great card, i love the idea and the card is just adorable