NEW! Susan’s Dies Halloween Scene Card

August 10, 2015
Created for the ECD Susan Tierney Cockburn Design Team

Created by Mary Prasad for the ECD Susan Tierney Cockburn Design Team

Hello! Mary here again with a fun Halloween card using the new dies from Susan Tierney-Cockburn. Fall/Halloween is my favorite time of year. I’m already seeing Halloween decorations in the stores so this is the perfect time to start getting ready!

Making the card

1. Cut card base from black cardstock, 7 x 10 inches. Fold in half for a 5 x 7 side folding card.

2. Die cut everything from “CountryScapes – Build a Scarecrow” and cornstalk, pumpkins, and leaves from “CountryScapes – Flora 4” out of alcohol marker friendly cardstock.

Coloring Die Cuts

3. Color die cuts. I used Copic alcohol markers (find the list of colors I used following Supplies). Hints: leave die cuts in place while coloring, i.e. don’t remove them from the full sheet. If any Close Upcome out, use Post-It tape or other removable adhesive on the back to hold them. This makes coloring much easier. When you don’t want colors to blend, be sure previously applied colors are fully dry before adding new ones. For example, before drawing lines down the pumpkins or coloring stems, I made sure the base orange colors were fully dry. Put some colorless blender on a paper towel, press on jeans to give a light texture. Recommended: pencil in the owl’s features (Google for images of owls) then use an “alcohol marker friendly” pen to go over them before coloring.

4. Die cut one set of bats and two gates (CountryScapes – Critters 4 and CountryScapes – New England Stonewall & Gate respectively) from black cardstock. Cut small pieces in black and yellow to put behind the pumpkin faces.

5. Cut background paper to fit card. Adhere all pieces as shown, using dimensional tape behind shirt, hay bale, and small front pumpkin (double up tape on side not on hay bale, single on hay bale). If you want the gates to look the same in the middle, flip one side.

6. Stamp Happy Halloween sentiment in black StazOn (or other permanent ink for nonporous surfaces) on clear recycled packaging. Cut to fit front of card. Use strong glue to add enamel dots. Hide dimensional tape behind enamel dots to mount on card as shown. Note: I used clear mounting tape by Scotch, doubled up.


ECD Supplies –

  • 1080 CountryScapes – Build a Scarecrow (COMING SOON)
  • 1084 CountryScapes – New England Stonewall & Gate (COMING SOON)
  • 1082 CountryScapes – Critters 4 (Bats) (COMING SOON)
  • 1083 CountryScapes – Flora 4 (COMING SOON)

    Other Supplies –

    • Cardstock: Black
    • Alcohol Marker Friendly Cardstock (e.g. Bazzill Coconut, Copic X-Press It Blending Card)
    • Patterned Paper: Wicked Mechant Malvado 6×6 by My Mind’s Eye WKD115
    • StazOn Ink: Jet Black
    • Happy Halloween Sentiment Stamp
    • Clear Acetate/Recycled Packaging
    • Enamel Dots
    • Dimensional Tape

    Copic Colors Used

    • Pumpkins – YR18, YR16, YR15, G99, YG67
    • Wood Post – E59, E57, E37, E34
    • Corn Stalk/Straw – YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, Y26, Y18, Y11
    • Jeans/Shirt – B99, B97, B95, B93, B91 (Patch R59, R37)
    • Buttons, Stitches: Copic Multi Liner .3 Gray
    • Owl: Copic Multi Liners .3 – Black and Gray, W7, W4, E43, E42

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  • jen August 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Love it!!!!!!!!

  • Tracy Moloney August 16, 2015 at 2:57 am

    BOO-tiful 🙂

  • JudyB August 14, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    What a great idea. I love this scarecrow die set, it would work for so many things. Any idea when they will be available?

    • Mary Prasad August 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      They didn’t give me that information – hopefully someone who knows will see this post and answer! It should be soon though.

  • scramblinrosie August 10, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    This is really cool. But it is so unfair to show us cool ideas that we can’t make yet because the dies aren’t released yet. You big tease!

    • Mary Prasad August 12, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Hopefully they’ll be out soon! Wait until you see the Christmas dies! 🙂

  • Candy Spiegel August 10, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I love this!

  • David Berg August 10, 2015 at 9:14 am

    The card is great but it depends upon the background paper, Wicked Mechant Malvado 6×6 by My Mind’s Eye WKD115, which apparently is no longer available. I wish I could find it as it is perfect.

    A great project and design. I just wish I could find the paper that makes it so wonderful.

    • Mary Prasad August 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

      You could use any haunted/creepy house in the background – stamp, die cut, or paper. I did a quick Google image search for “halloween house stamp” and found quite a lot that would work really well. For a similar look, stamp on cream cardstock then distress it (ink with ink blending tool).

      • David Berg August 10, 2015 at 10:36 am

        Dear Mary,

        Thank you so much for the suggestion. I never thought of a rubber stamp and in looking found digital downloads on Etsy which will work well, too.

        Thanks so much for your fast reply and help. It is truly appreciated.



        • Mary Prasad August 10, 2015 at 10:58 am

          You’re welcome! I’m glad you found something that will work!

  • Raquel Mason August 10, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Such a fun Halloween scene!

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