It’s that time of year…gobblins, ghouls, ghosts, and a trick or tweet card by Lisa Curcio! Ok, to be honest I’m not thrilled with the title of today’s post. I wanted to title this “Halloween Mummy Cat Card but my virtual assistant, Meagan, who does the homework of finding the right SEO title for my projects reminded me of the wicked and fang-tastic punches SEO would swing my way if I went with my title idea.
If you don’t know what SEO is, it stands for search engine optimization. In my book, SEO is a spooky process but it’s essentially how all the people of the internets can find me; so in the end it’s a beautiful thing even when it means my blog titles sound odd to me. Hint: It’s MUCH easier for you guys to share my stuff with all of your friends, and while you’re at it ‘tweet’ it out too, than to fight the SEO gobblins. 😊
But….moving on to today’s greeting card tutorial!
Isn’t this mummy cat adorable? This image is part of the Trick or Tweet stamp set which includes varied greetings and images. I love this set since the images are fun and the greetings are perfectly coordinated. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a greeting card for Halloween that is cute then this is the perfect card for you to make!
I used the Trick or Tweet text to randomly create a background. It’s not often that you see the greeting used as a background but it’s a great tip, especially when you’re stumped on what to use.
If you look closely you’ll also see a splatter of white across the greeting as well. The Artisan Textures stamp set includes four varied background images. I used the Whisper White Craft Ink for the background splatter, stamping off to lighten the shade so it didn’t compete with the greeting.
Stampin’ Up! Trick or Tweet Card:
The image is colored using the Pumpkin Pie Combo Stampin’ Blends. I used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends for a little color on the mummy wrappings. And rather than try to explain how I achieved this look, I’m including the video below. This card was demonstrated during my YouTube Live on Monday night and I’ve included the replay in this blog post.
All That Glitters–Ribbon!!
I simply could not resist this Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon! The sparkle is amazing yet it’s classy enough to add to any type of handmade card. You might be wondering if this ribbon creates a huge mess and the answer is “no”. That was one thing that I was concerned about myself since stray flecks of glitter in an open ink pad can spell disaster. Check out the video where I share all about this ribbon!
If you’re not a fan of Halloween cards, this simple layout can be used with any stamp set. Utilize the greeting for the background, add a simple focal point image and your favorite accessory.
You can find the cutting dimensions and all the supplies I used on today’s Trick or Tweet card below the video in this post.
Trick or Tweet Card Video
- Basic Gray cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
- Black Foil Sheet (image layer) is cut 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
- Thick Whisper White cardstock is cut 2″ x 2″
- I used 24″ of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon
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