Debra here today with something a little different. We’ve had a lot of Christmas in July ideas so how about Halloween in July!! I absolutely love the Candle die and while working on a Christmas card my son suggested the candle would make a great Halloween candle too. I loved the idea! Today’s card uses the same sketch I used in a Christmas version of the card. If you have a great sketch to start with you can alter it to almost any occasion by simply changing the color scheme and papers.
1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card. Cut a piece of pattern paper to 4 x 5 1/4 and die cut the largest oval from the Accordion Oval Card die in the center of the paper. Cut a piece of green cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5 and adhere to the center of the card base.
2. Die cut a candle from Black Shimmer Sheetz, the candle drips and flames from white cardstock covered with double sided adhesive, the pine branches from black cardstock, and green poinsettias from the Candle die set. Die cut orange and purple holly leaves from the Holly die.
3. Peel the liner off the candle drip and flame die cuts. Glitter the drip and middle flame with Orange Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger to set the glitter in the adhesive and bring up the shine. Repeat the same process with Warm Silk Microfine Glitter on the small and large flame.
4. Using black ink, ink the edges of the pattern piece, holly leaves, poinsettias. Ink a little heavier on the top of the oval to suggest the soot from the burning candle. Assemble the candle by adhering the glittered drips to the top of the candle. Color the large flame with Copic V17 and the small flame with Y17. Adhere them together. Add black Glitter Dots to the centers of the flowers.
5. Adhere the pattern oval frame to the center of the card over the green cardstock using pop dots or foam adhesive. Add candle and flames on pop dots to the center of the oval. Arrange and adhere the holly leaves, alternating colors, along the bottom of the oval.
6. Die cut only the word Greetings from the Season’s Greeting die in white cardstock. Adhere curved as shown. Add a little “soot” black ink to the bottom of Greetings. Add the flowers on pop dots and the black pine branches. Add Glitter Dots to the top branches to complete.
Here are both cards side by side so you can compare. Which do you like best?
I hope you enjoyed making this project with me. This same sketch and die sets could easily be used for a birthday card, sympathy or gratitude card. The possibilities are endless!
Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used:
945 Season’s Greetings
926 Holly Leaves & Berries
772 Accordion Oval Card
613 Orange Silk Microfine Glitter
640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted Colors- Black
Pattern Paper- Graphic 45
Pop Dots/Foam Adhesive
Awesome use for the candle! (I love Halloween!!)
Love you Halloween Candle! Also loved seeing both cards so people can see how easy it is to just change colors, makes for a very versatile die!
Debra, I love your showing us both cards! Will make me think of other cards and how I can adapt them to another season. Thanks…a big thumbs up.
What a great card, Debra! And what a great idea, Halloween in July! It’s nice to see the difference between the two variations, I love then both! Xx
I love the candle for Halloween. Great idea.
So so cute.
What an awesome change by just using different papers and colors. Great job and I am with Karen Aiken, thanks for showing both cards side by side, it really makes the point that just by changing colors/paper the same dies can be used for many occasions. Thank you!
Wonderful card, Debra! I’m all for Halloween in July, especially if there are some treats nearby for a snack break. (Valentines in August, anyone?)
I love Halloween too. Such wonderful colors you’ve used & a fabulous idea to sponge more black ink near the flame.
Once you’ve got a sketch that works… yeah… I love Halloween and the colors – fun and spooky!
Debra, this is a wonderful interpretation of Halloween in July! Thanks for sharing this nice idea. I love it when someone finds another use for Christmas dies/stamps. I have so many, and I love using them for other purposes!
I love this Debra! What a fun idea, to change up the candle die set for Halloween – your card is perfect! Loved the side-by-side pics with the Christmas candle too. I love them both!