Party girl

When a card I made was selected as a winning project for a Hero Arts challenge in July, my prize was $50 in Hero Arts products of my choosing. My card used the company’s Make Your Own stamp:

I loved using a vintage-inspired image in a humorous, modern way.

So when I saw the Sew Stylish collection by Hero Arts, how could I not get it?

What would I make with these? How about a Halloween card?

Give her a witch hat, and she’s ready to party. Here’s how to make it:

Make a card from a 5-by-10-inch piece of black textured cardstock. Cut a piece of orange, trellis-patterned cardstock (such as “R.I.P.” from the Trick or Treat collection by Michelle Coleman for Fancy Pants Designs) that is 4 3/4 inches square and adhere, centered, to the card’s front. Cut a piece of chevron-patterned, textured cardstock in black, orange and white (I designed my own) that is 4 1/2 inches square and adhere, centered, to the trellis piece.

Using small alphabet stamps, stamp “LETS PARTY” in black ink (I used Versafine in onyx black), centered, onto a 2 1/4-inch-wide die-cut of a white shape with a black outline (I used my Making Memories Slice Elite and “Toil and Trouble” design card to create the shape and its black shadow). Add the apostrophe and a period using black pen (such as Sakura Pigma Micron 01).

This 2-inch-wide shape was cut out of white cardstock.

I stamped “LETS PARTY” (my letter set snaps together; I used an extra stamp as a spacer) in black ink onto the shape, then added the apostrophe and period using black pen.

This 2 1/4-inch-wide shadow for the white die-cut was cut out of black textured cardstock. The white die-cut was adhered, centered, to the shadow.

Cut a 2-by-5-inch piece of black textured cardstock, and trim its left edge using decorative-edge scissors (I used a Fiskars Paper Edger in Provincial). Adhere this piece near the left edge of the chevron paper. Wrap white satin ribbon around the card, about 1 1/4 inches from the card’s bottom, and adhere it to the back of the card’s front. Adhere the “LET’S PARTY.” piece on top of the ribbon, centered, and spaced evenly between the black piece and the chevron paper’s right edge.

Cut a 1 1/2-by-5-inch piece of orange cardstock. Stamp a vintage-inspired image of a woman (I used one from the Sew Stylish collection by Hero Arts) in black ink (again, I used Versafine), centered, onto the orange paper.

Adhere a small die-cut of a black witch hat (I used my Slice, “Toil and Trouble” design card and black textured cardstock to create a 1-inch-wide witch hat, then drew its ribbon and buckle using orange and silver metallic Sakura Gelly Roll pens) to the woman’s head. Adhere the orange piece over the black cardstock and white ribbon, close to the black paper’s right edge. Adhere two black rhinestone stickers, centered, to the top and bottom of the white “LET’S PARTY.” piece.


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