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.
3.Cut as shown in the images to create the fold down sections.
4.Glue the 1/2" tab to the other end of the card to create the box shape.
5.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!