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Mon 21

Going Batty in the Woods
by Anne Thompson

I don't make many Halloween cards, so today's work was a good challenge for me.  I don't like to see bats up close and flying around my head here in the woods even though they eat mosquitoes, but these black glitter ones are pretty cute!  I also love the glitter paper woodland layers against that black/white/gold plaid!

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To start I went through my dies to see what could be used to create a Halloween card, and I pulled these.

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I actually made a practice card first before the final glittery one so I could try out an idea I had about putting the domed layers together.

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I like this first gray/black/browns card but felt I needed more color on the front in addition to the glitter papers on the next one.

So I added a piece of plaid paper from the CHRISTMAS PLAID 6X6 PACK PP1009 to a Licorice (black) notecard.  Then I die cut everything using black and two different gold glitter papers from the FROSTED GLITTER PAD GP1004 and the HOLIDAY GLITTER PAD GP1005.  

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Here's an explanation of the something different way I layered the dies together.  I put the Snowglobe Backer piece down first, then the darker gold Winter Wood Dome Layer, dropping the top of that piece to snug up against the the inside of the first arch.  I used glue on the pieces that attached to the plaid paper and Scor-Tape that adhered to the glitter paper layer behind it.

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I added the black glitter Haunted House Entrance Dome Layer in the same way.

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Next I added the tiny bats inside the domes against the plaid paper.  I placed a larger Cave Bat in the upper right.  I stamped "Boo" from the HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CLEAR STAMP SET CL5264 on a scrap of the plaid paper using VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink, mounted it on a scrap of gold glitter paper, and mounted that onto a scrap of the black glitter paper.  To add it at the bottom center, I used a skinny piece of foam tape at the bottom edge of the sentiment piece so it would lay flat against the glitter paper layers nearer the top of the sentiment.

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On the inside of the card I added a piece of black and white checked paper from the same paper pad and another large Cave Bat.  I stamped "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" from the same stamp set using the same ink.

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I think these two cards will go in the Halloween box I send to my grandsons next month.  Happy Halloween!

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Happy Crafting!

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Comments

love the layering and that plaid paper!

Love the sparkle and glitter of this Batty card creation! TFS

Those dome layer die cuts are super! Glad you went batty!

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