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Crafting a Shiny Metallic Boo Card: Witchy Card Creations Halloween Series 2023 Day 3

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Hey there, fellow card makers! Today, I'm super excited to guide you through a fun and creative project – making a Shiny Metallic Boo Card for Halloween. If you're anything like me, you've got a stash of crafting goodies just waiting to be used. Well, we're going to put those leftover pieces from the Spooky Boo Card we made the other day to good use, along with some unique supplies like Orchid Stencil Butter, the Falling Leaves Embossing Folder, and the Happy Halloween sub-sentiment from the Trick or Treat Stamp Set by Let's get started on this spooktacular journey!

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Materials Needed

Before we dive into the crafty goodness, let's make sure we've got all our supplies ready:

  • Leftover pieces from the Spooky Boo Card

  • Orchid Stencil Butter (from The Crafters Workshop)

  • Falling Leaves Embossing Folder (from Spellbinders)

  • Happy Halloween sub-sentiment (from the Trick or Treat Stamp Set from

  • Basic card-making supplies (cardstock, adhesive, scissors, etc.)

Now, I know you might be thinking, "Leftover pieces? What do I do with those?" Well, my crafty friends, you're in for a treat (pun intended). We'll repurpose those leftovers and turn them into a unique background for our card.

Gather Your Materials

First things first, let's make sure we've got everything in front of us. Trust me; it'll make the process smoother and more enjoyable. I like to lay everything out neatly on my craft table so I can easily reach for what I need.

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Speaking of leftovers, I've had my fair share of crafting mishaps. Once, I accidentally cut a piece too small for a card I was making. Instead of tossing it, I added it to my "scraps" bin. And you know what? I've used those "mistakes" to create some of my most unique cards! So, don't be quick to discard those little mishaps; they might just become your next masterpiece.

Prepare Your Base

Now that we're all set, let's pick out a sturdy cardstock for our card base. Trim it to your desired size – it could be a standard A2 size or something custom to fit your vision. Here's where those leftover pieces from the Spooky Boo Card come into play. They'll add a touch of magic to our background.

Add Texture with the Falling Leaves Embossing Folder

Our next step is to add some texture using the Falling Leaves Embossing Folder. I absolutely love this one because it screams "autumn," making it perfect for Halloween. Just pop your cardstock into the folder, run it through your die-cutting machine, and voilà – instant texture! You may have to play around with your embossing sandwich for your machine. I had to adjust mine a little since the embossing folder was a different thickness.

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Apply Orchid Stencil Butter

Here's where the real magic happens – applying Orchid Stencil Butter with your finger. Yes, you read that right! Using your finger gives you precise control over where you want that metallic shine. I love how this stuff adds a touch of elegance to our Halloween card.

You know, when I first tried using Stencil Butter, I was skeptical. But once I saw that shimmer on my card, I was hooked. It's like giving your project a sprinkle of stardust.

Incorporate the Happy Halloween Sub-Sentiment

Time to stamp that "Happy Halloween" sub-sentiment using the Trick or Treat Stamp Set. Remember to choose an ink that matches your color scheme and stamp it carefully to ensure a clean and professional look.

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I've had my fair share of smudged sentiments, and it's a bummer when it happens. A little tip: if you ever mess up a sentiment, try adding a strategically placed embellishment to cover it up. Crafters' secret!

Assemble Your Shiny Metallic Boo Card

Now, it's time to put all the pieces together. Arrange the leftover elements and sentiment on your card base until you're happy with the design. Don't be afraid to experiment and let your creativity flow.

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Remember, there are no mistakes in crafting, only happy accidents. If something doesn't look right, you can always peel it off and start over. Crafting is all about having fun!

Final Touches and Personalization

Before we wrap it up, add any final embellishments or personal touches. Make this card uniquely yours. Maybe some sequins, a ribbon bow, or a touch of glitter – it's your card, so let your personality shine through.

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Video Tutorial

Here you will find the step by step video tutorial for this project.

If you have problems viewing the video here on my blog you can always watch it on my Youtube Channel by Clicking Here!

There you have it, folks! Crafting a Shiny Metallic Boo Card is not only fun but also a fantastic way to put those leftover supplies to good use. I hope this step-by-step guide has inspired you to get creative this Halloween season.

Remember, crafting is all about exploring, experimenting, and enjoying the process. So, grab your supplies, let your imagination run wild, and share your spooky creations with the world. Have a BOO-tiful Halloween season filled with crafty delights!

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

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Stampin' Up!

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

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