- Create a side folding card base from 110lb Neenah Solar White (8.5″ x 5.5″ scored at 4.25″)
- Cut a piece of Recollections Midnight Magic 6×6 paper stack (available from Michaels at the moment – apologies I am unable to link to it) 4.5″ x 3.75″ and adhere to front of card base with tape runner.
- Choose two other complementary papers and black card stock and trim into fishtails of varying widths and lengths.
- Staple fish tails together using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher with overlapping staples at top. Add 3M foam tape to back of piece and adhere to card base.
- Stamp skull from The Ton Sketchy Menagerie in Versamark ink onto vellum (prep surface with powder tool first). Apply white embossing powder (I used Hero Arts) and use a dry paintbrush to remove any embossing powder that has stuck to the horns. Then apply gold embossing powder (I used Ranger Super Fine Gold) to the horns. Heat set.
- Fussy cut out the skull and adhere to a wood slice using strategically placed Ranger Multi Medium Matte. As mentioned, mine are from an old Studio Calico kit but I’m sure something similar can be found on Amazon or a scrapbook store! WARNING: I tried embossing directly onto the wood slice first but it became a borderline fireball!!! Do not recommend.
- Adhere wood slice with Ranger Multi Medium Matte to stack of fishtails.
- Emboss, trim out and adhere sentiment in same way using white embossing powder.
- For the frame I die cut the small frame from Mama Elephant’s ‘Polaroid Fun’ four times from black cardstock and once from patterned paper in the set. I adhered them together using the Sakura Quickie Gluepen and used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere to wood piece around skull.
- I then finished with My Mind’s Eye Charmed enamel dots in gold glitter (have linked to similar from Simple Stories in the supplies section below).
Hope you like the card – it went down well with my husband! (I’m loving all the skull imagery for Halloween that is around at the moment – works for him all year round!!) Link to Retro Sketch game is below.
Until next time!
Disclaimer: For the supplies I used (where still available) please see links below. Note some of these are affiliate links (SSS) for which I receive a small commission on any purchases made via my link.