Spooky House Halloween Pop Up Box Card1
Any one else love Halloween? You've come to the right place for inspiration if so! Here are the instructions on how I created my spooky Halloween pop-up box card. Grab a cuppa, it's a long-ish one. Happy crafting!
You will need:
- Black Card 240gsm
- Mandarin Orange Card 240gsm
- White Hammered Card
- Purple Grape Card 240gsm
- Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml
- Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm
You will also need:
- House die cut shapes
- A die cut circle for the moon
- Distress inks in black and light grey for shading
- Kuretake's Wink of Stella in Clear or alternative shimmer pen
I started out creating the pop-up box card base using a piece of A4 black 240gsm cardstock.
- Score the card along the longest side at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11".
- Spin the card around to the shortest side and score at 3" and cut at 7" retaining the remaining piece for the inserts.
- Cut as shown in the images to create the fold down sections.
- Glue the 1/2" tab to the other end of the card to create the box shape.
- Fold and glue the inserts where desired inside the box.
I then created the mats for each side in white hammered card and the purple grape card.
White Hammered Card Mats (3 of):
- Base - 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"
- Flaps - 2 5/8" x 2 7/8"
Purple Grape Card Mats (4 of):
- Base - 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
- Flaps - 2 1/2" x 2 3/4"
I used the black oxide inks to to create a spooky night sky around the top and sides on the purple grape cardstock. I then misted the card with water and dabbed off with a paper towel.
I adhered the purple mat to the white mat with Anita's tacky glue. I prefer wet glue as you have a little wiggle room to make sure it's straight.
I die cut the houses, trees (from Tim Holtz 'Ghost Town' die set), bats (from Tim Holtz 'Bat Crazy' die set) and various graveyard silhouettes from black cardstock.
To create a moon I die cut a 6.5cm circle from white hammered cardstock to provide texture to the moon. I used a cloud template I'd previously made, using grey distress oxide ink to give extra dimension to the moon.
I added a little grey distress oxide ink to each house where I guessed the moonlight would hit them.
Now it's time to arrange it all together!
I adhered each of the mats using 3D foam tape to give the card a little more dimension.
After putting it all together I added a little Wink of Stella on the moon and in certain areas where the moonlight would catch each of the elements.
I hope you enjoyed this blog and provided some inspiration for your next Halloween themed cards. Happy Halloween!