To die for

In honor of the fourth-season premiere of “The Walking Dead,” I made a zombie-themed card. Zombies are all the rage in entertainment, but they’re not yet the darlings of the craft industry. I guess cannibalistic monsters are not as cute as vampires and mummies.

There have been more zombified designs released for the Silhouette, though, including the hands that I used for this card. I added to the odd look by skewing the card’s shape, cutting all left and right edges at an angle.

I’m thinking “trick or treat, give me something good to eat” would be an appropriate sentiment for the inside.

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Here’s how to make it:

Make a card from a 6-by-10-inch piece of chalkboard-themed cardstock (I used the reverse side of “Chevron” from the Chalkboard collection by We R Memory Keepers). Make marks one inch from the left on the top edge and one inch from the right on the bottom edge. Use these marks as guides to cut the card’s left and right edges at an angle.

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Cut a 6-by-4 3/4-inch piece of deep-purple cardstock (mine’s from the Remembrance collection by Authentique), and cut the left and right edges at an angle. Adhere this piece, centered, to the card’s front.

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Cut a 6-by-4-inch piece of textured light-gray piece of cardstock (such as Coredinations canvas texture cardstock in mystic gray), and cut the left and right edges at an angle. Distress this piece with metallic purple ink (mine’s royal silk from the ColorBox Petal Point Brocade collection), making horizontal movements.

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Stamp a splatter image (such as from the Crime Scene set by Inkadinkado) in black ink (I used Versafine in onyx black) a couple of times onto the gray piece.

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Adhere die-cuts of zombie arms in various sizes in gray and green shades (I created mine using my Silhouette Portrait, “zombie hands” by Rivka Wilkins and light-gray, dark-gray, light-green and medium-green cardstock) to the gray piece, lining up the bottom edges.

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Using dimensional adhesive, affix the gray piece, centered, to the purple piece.

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