Are you ready to get creative, crafty, and spooky this Halloween season? We have just the project for you! Make your own greeting card that balances between festive and frightening. With some craft supplies, a touch of imagination, and our step-by-step guide - it's easy to create your own one-of-a-kind Halloween greeting card. In no time, you'll be creating cards so stylishly haunted that they'll send shivers down the spine of those special people in your life who love Halloween just as much as you do!
A Spooky Halloween Greeting Card
Greeting Card Materials:
Optional and Recommended Materials
Halloween Card "Spooky Nights" Instructions
1. Test a prototype
To get started, gather all of your materials so you have them accessible.
If you have a Cricut machine, you can use the Spooky Nights Cricut files to cut out your stamp images before inking. If you don't have a Cricut machine, place your white card stock onto a craft mat or paper to protect your surface.
With a separate piece of cardstock, create a prototype card. This will help you understand how the gatefold will work, and how to plan your design/layout of the card.
2. Create your gradient on the stamp
Using clear stamps is easy and simple. Peel a stamp from its backing sheet and place it onto an acrylic stamp block. The photopolymer is slightly tacky, so your stamp can easily stick and be removed from your stamp block.
Utilizing the haunted mansion, Start with your darker ink color and pack it onto the clear stamp. With the lighter ink color, ink it onto the other half. Gradually bring the light color into the dark to create a seamless ombre look.
Once you're satisfied with the look of your ombre, stamp your clear stamp onto its cutout.
3. Build your card
With a textured cardstock, fold both ends of the cardstock inwards to the center; this will be your base card. We trimmed our cardstock to be 11" x 4-1/4", but trim your card to meet your desired look.
Measure and cut a white cardstock to fit inside the folds. To add extra depth, leave room around your white cardstock and layer it with patterned paper.
Outside the gatefold, measure and cut a patterned cardstock to help bring out the haunted mansion.
After you're happy with the way everything looks, glue it down using a glue runner.
5. Assemble the card
Time to bring this spooktacular card to life! Glue half of your mansion onto one side of the gatefold. Next, glue 3-D foam dots onto the back of the bat designs and adhere them to the card. The 3-D foam will elevate the bats and give the card more dimension.
The space is perfect for exploring your creativity. Leave a chilling message or stamp an extra design from our Spooky Nights stamp set. The possibility is endless.
You've just created your own spooky night Halloween greeting card. Share this scary good card with all your Halloween enthusiasts. Don't forget to show us your version of this card, or share a new creation with us! Tag us @RubberStamps_com and use #StampWithUS to enter our monthly giveaway! Winners receive a $25 credit to use at our shop!