Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Got it? Haunt It! Halloween Legs Shaker Card

This week's Stampendous theme is "Got it? Haunt It!", and I have chosen to feature this Halloween Legs shaker card:
Here is how I made it:

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tim Holtz® Walnuts Stain Distress Ink by Ranger®
Chameleon™ Markers (Seville Orange,  Purple Grape, Cool Gray, Black)
Distress Ink Blending Tool
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™
Shrink Plastic
Clear Acetate
Hole Punch
Sharp Scissors
Heat Embossing Tool
Twine by May Arts
Scotch® Removable Tape by 3m®
Scotch® 1/2" Adhesive Tape by 3m®
5" Machine and Adhesive by Xyron®
Long Tweezers
Paper Towel


  • Cut the base of the card 4 1/2" by 11 1/2" and fold on the top.
  • Cut green card stock to 4 1/2" by 5 3/4" and purple card stock to match the Spiderweb Stencil size.
  • Tape the Spiderweb Stencil to the purple card stock with removable tape.
  • Tap the stencil brush in the VersaMark Ink and then on the paper towel (to remove excess) and then gently rub on the stencil in a circular motion.  Remove the stencil when finished.
  • Pour clear embossing powder over the spiderweb and shake off the excess.
  • Use the Heat Tool to emboss the powder.
  • Use removable tape to attach the Spiderweb Stencil to the orange card stock.  Make sure to cover the top edge first with a strip of tape long enough to cover the whole top and act like a hinge.
  • Use the palette knife to place a strip of Translucent Embossing Paste across the bottom edge of the paste spreader.  Make sure you have a long enough strip of paste to cover the entirety of the image from side to side.
  • Place the bottom edge of the paste spreader directly on the top edge of the stencil with the paste facing you.
  • Pull the paste spreader towards you across the stencil.  (Think of a squeegee).  The embossing paste should completely fill all the wells in the stencil.
  • Use the palette knife to remove the excess paste from the spreader and place back in the container.
  • Carefully remove the tape from the sides and bottom of the stencil, leaving the hinge on top.
  • Lift the stencil from a bottom corner, like a door and then remove it entirely from the area.  Let the paste dry.
  • Stamp the Kitty Skirt with Memento Ink on the Mixed Media Paper.
  • Color the Kitty Skirt image with Chameleon Markers in Seville Orange, Purple Grape and Cool Gray.
  • Sand the shrink plastic.
  • Place the Bats Stencil on the plastic and lightly trace the images with a pen.  Make 2 tracings.
  • Color the bats with a Black Chameleon Pen.
  • Use the hole punch to create a hole just above the ears of one of the large bats.
  • Use sharp scissors to cut around the bats, being careful to leave a wide margin around the hole above the large bat ears.
  • Use the Heat Tool to shrink the bats.  You can hold them in place with the long handled tweezers.
  • Cut a rectangle to the width of your choice and a length about 1" longer than the Kitty Skirt image from the center of the pasted orange image.
  • Cut a rectangle out of the center of the rectangle, about 1/2" in from the sides and 3/4" in from the bottom.
  • Cut 2-3 pieces of chipboard to match the rectangle.
  • Glue the chipboard together in a stack.
  • Use Distress Ink on the edges of the chipboard.
  • Distress the edges of the rectangle and all the card stock with Distress Ink and the Blender Tool.
  • Cut around the Kitty Skirt image.  You may need a craft knife.
  • Run the rectangle window and Kitty Skirt through the Xyron machine.
  • Attach the rectangle and then the kitty to the acetate.
  • Wrap the twine around the bottom of the rectangle, using the bat with the punched top as a charm.
  • Glue the chipboard stack to the acetate.
  • Place the shaker box face down on the table and fill about halfway with the Hot Lime Fragments, Champagne Glass Glitter and the shrink plastic bats.
  • Glue all the way around the shaker box, lift up in the air, and place the purple spider web card stock on top of the glue, doing your best to line up the web on the orange with the web on the purple. 
  • Adhere the green card stock to the base and the top of the card to the green.
    Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Haunting Players for today: 


    1. Absolutely love your adorable Halloween shaker card and so beautifully colored!

    2. Love this card! Thanks for sharing.

    3. I love your shaker card!!! Te shrunken bats is a great idea.

    4. OMG!! Genius!! I am in love with this shaker card!!! What a cool idea! Adding this set to my wish list too!!! TFS!

    5. Fantastic shaker card!

    6. Love this! What a cute idea and great color combo!