Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween - to die for @ A Vintage Journey

Hi All,
Today I get to share a card made with one of  my favorite Graphic 45 papers, "Steampunk Spells".  
When our lovely host, Anne, over at A Vintage Journey told us her theme for this fortnight is - " Halloween - to die for" -  I was excited to get started.  In addition to some fussy cutting I used lots of dies for this one.  Tim's influence is clear with all the great dies I used from his collection.  

Shown below is the inside of the card with lots of real estate to write your message.

I haven't made a cascade card for awhile so thought this would be a good time to revisit this great style.  Shown below is the base of the card.  You can see a complete tutorial on the construction of this card by clicking here.

As in all projects, some changes have been made along the way, in the end, I changed the color of the front panel to a kraft color. 

I began to gather my elements using the Steampunk Girl from Steampunk Spells and the moon from the Happy Haunting Collection. 

No Halloween Card would be complete without a skeleton so used this one from Tim's collection with the stamp and die to match.

After I cut out my steampunk girl, I thought she faded into the background too much so placed her on some manila cardstock and then cut her out again.  Then added some Vintage Photo DI around the edge.

After cutting out all the elements that I wanted for my card I started adding them.  I have provided you with a complete list of the dies I used at the end of the post.
For the clock I cut the mini pocket watch, cut a gear from black and added the cobweb clock from the paper and then added an epoxy dot that had already turned yellow from sitting in my stash for so long.  I added a charm that I found of a hand. 
Well, there you have it - hope you've enjoyed my card and you will have a "Halloween - to die for".  Have a great weekend.
From Sizzix and Tim Holtz
Circle Framelits
Branch Tree
Mini Pocket Watch
Candlelight Fright
Mini Gears
Stamp & Die Set
Mini Bat & Skeleton Set
Weathered Clock
Heart Wings
From Spellbinders
Springly Sprockets


  1. My goodness Sandy! what a wonderful card design! Love the papers here - that moon is making me swoon!!! so many images to look at here - great skeleton - clockface - the hand charm (eek!) a marvelous Halloween card! I'm going to check out that tutorial!

  2. Beautifully done Sandy! Great choice of dies. Love that web clock too. Karen.x

  3. What a wonderful shaped card S@ndy! It is so full of spooky fun and I love how it looks when closed with all the spooky elements peeking out. I definitely need to check out that tutorial! The elements all come together so well and that skellie hand on the clock was such a lovely touch! Love this. Anne x

  4. Fabulous card Sandy and such a clever design! Love all the bits and pieces you have added, a real Halloween treat, wonderful!!

  5. That is some card Sandy! Such a clever design and a wonderful way of showcasing all the lovely spooky details. Just wonderful. Have a lovely weekend x

  6. I have never made a cascade card so must check out you link. It's suits all your Halloween bits perfectly to give a great 3d effect. I love your pocket watch too with the cog in the background and your spiders web face. Fabulous.
    Julie x

  7. So many fabulous details on your spookalicious card! This is so clever with so many little surprises! Love the eyes on the spider! Happy Weekend!

  8. Fantastic!
    I love these papers too, I have a few but just haven't used them!
    Love how you have assembled all the fab papers and die cuts the construction is very clever, very inspiring I'm going to try this

    Jools x

  9. Such a clever design and so beautifully put together! Love this Halloween project Sandy. You've really worked those die cuts. Jenny x

  10. This is fantastic Sandy..totally fabulous details. I have never heard of a cascade card before but will certainly check out the tut. :-) Love the G 45 image and the layers of TH dies..Spooktacular xx

    Crafty Hugs Annie xx

    Ps Received my Ice Resin and hope to have a play when I am off in a couple of weeks. xx

  11. What a stunning card! I am loving all those layers, so much depth. Great inspiration!

  12. Fabulous creation Sandy - so original as ever! Nikki xx

  13. Gorgeous make for this style of card so nice to see a different take on Halloween.

  14. What an amazing piece of work Sandy so much texture created and so much to see

  15. So much fun Sandy! I love the Halloween/steampunk mix! My favourite element is the spider web clock and the spider with the gemstone eyes! Eeks! lol Just love it :)

  16. Genius to use the gears die for the watch! I love all these layers!


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