Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Week--Jack-O-Lantern Card

This week at Stampendous is Pumpkin Pie Week.  I decided to make my card a little scarier:

Here is how I made it:

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Ribbon by May Arts
Chameleon Pens in Grass Green, Olive Green, Seville Orange, Crimson Red, Warm Sunset, Bark, Black
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
Scotch Removable Tape
3D Foam Tape
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Ink Blending Tool
Heat Embossing Tool
Paper Towel


  1. The base card stock is 5 1/4" by 10", folded on the top.
  2. Cut green card stock to 5 1/4" by 5".
  3. Cut tan card stock to the size of the Spider Web Stencil and another piece just larger than the sentiment.
  4. Use the Distress Ink and the ink blending tool to distress the edges of all the tan and the green card stock.
  5. Tape the spider web stencil to the tan card stock with removable tape.
  6. Load the stencil brush with the VersaMark Ink.
  7. Tap off the excess ink on a paper towel.
  8. Use a circular motion to apply the ink over the stencil.
  9. Remove the stencil and cover the image with the Clear Embossing Powder. Tap off the excess.
  10. Use the heat tool to emboss.
  11. Stamp the sentiment on the small piece of tan card stock with Memento.
  12. Stamp the spiders over the spider web with Memento.
  13. Tape the Jack O Lantern Stencil on black card stock using the removable tape.  Place a long piece across the top of the stencil first, as it will act like a hinge.
  14. Use the palette knife to place a strip of Matte Black Embossing Paste above the stencil.  Make sure there is a long enough strip to cover the entire jack o lantern image.
  15. Use the paste spreader to pull the embossing paste over the stencil. (Imagine a squeegee).  The entire jack o lantern image should be filled.
  16. Remove the tape from the sides and bottom of the stencil.
  17. Carefully lift the Jack O Lantern Stencil from a corner like a door on a hinge.  Then, pull the whole stencil off the card stock.
  18. Clean the stencil and let the pasted image dry completely.
  19. After the jack o lantern is dry, replace the stencil over the paste.
  20. Repeat steps 13-18, but use the crackle paste instead of the matte black.
  21. When paste is completely dry, it will appear to be cracked and a matte white in color.
  22. Color the jack o lantern image with Chameleon Pens.  You may have to color it a couple of times to get the look you like. The paste lightens the color as the markers dry.
  23. Trim the jack o lanterns image closely, leaving just a little black around the subject.
  24. Cut black card stock a little larger than the spider web image and another piece a little larger than the sentiment.
  25. Attach the images to their corresponding black mats.
  26. Attach the jack o lanterns to the spider web image.  Adhere this to the green background.
  27. Wrap May Arts Ribbon around the bottom of the green card stock background.
  28. Attach the sentiment with 3D Foam Tape.
  29. Adhere the card to the base.
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  1. Perfect for the season. I like the spider web background.
    Sue in Ohio

  2. I love the crackle on the pumpkins! Great card.

  3. I love that you did the pumpkins in crackle paste!! They look very eerie and fabulous and I love the spiderweb also!! TFS!

  4. Very cool card. I love the crackle! I'm playing along today, too, if you wouldn't mind adding me to your list. Thanks!

  5. Love those jack-o-lanterns, the crackle is fabulous on the.

  6. Love that they are scary,, but still fun as well! Thanks for the step by step instructions. Sometimes I want to recreate a card I see but I have no idea what the designer did, you really made it easy to follow along. Thanks for inspiring me to give it a try myself!

    Maureen from GA

  7. Terrific looking card
    with those spooky
    Carla from

  8. Great card! Love the pumpkins and the spiders! TYFS!!

  9. BOO-tiful card!!!
    ADORE your GORGEOUS pumpkins!!!

  10. These last two posts for Fall are gorgeous Laura...and such wonderfully detailed instructions too!

  11. Love these fantastic pumpkins!

  12. Frightfully scary ... and gorgeous!
    Becca in Florida