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Beautifully spooky Graveyard Gate

Hello Stampers!

Take a peek inside my blog to see one of my favorite new products in the Stampin’ Up 2017 Holiday catalog. If I had to pick one Bundle that was the most impressive, it would have to be the Graveyard Gate bundle. The die in particular is so beautiful. I love the intricate details.

Can you imagine coming upon a scene like this? I imagine it as a wrought-iron gate that seems a bit eerie and dark…

By the way, one might think it’s only for Halloween, but I have seen samples using it as things like a garden gate & a “heavenly” gate. So please don’t use it only for spooky gates. I’m hoping to try it in white or shimmery white cardstock with our little piggy set and try the pig with the wings…that might be quite “heavenly”.

But for this project, I used perfect plum and basic black c/s with white glossy cardstock for the inside of the card. I created a gate fold style because…of course…it’s a gate. Lol

For the scene inside the card, I created a mask using my circle dies and a post it note. I covered a spot on the glossy cardstock and then used both Lemon Lime Twist and Perfect Plum ink along with my foam rollers to sponge the background.

After the background was created, I removed the mask and added the bats and the tombstones along with the greeting.

I made quite a few of these for our team’s demonstrator swap.

It was difficult to photograph due to the glossiness of the cardstock and the fact that I wanted to protect them by putting them inside our clear envelopes.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you will come back often. I’d love to hear your comments and questions.

Happy Stampin!


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