An Elegant Halloween Card with Spooktacular Bash

There are two types of Halloween projects I love – adorable projects that show the childlike side of the holiday and projects that are elegant, classic beauties (the more it doesn’t look like a Halloween project, the better). That’s the look I was going for when I pulled together today’s card. Here’s a look at my elegant Halloween card:

Spooktacular Bash Bundle, Coffin Treat Box, Botanical Tags Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Spooky Treats. The Spooktacular Bash Bundle meets both of my Halloween requirements – there are fun, cartoon-like images perfect for the kiddos, and the coordinating Ornate Frames Dies are an elegant touch that will be perfect throughout the rest of the year. I used the sentiment from the Spooktacular Bash and framed it with a coordinating die. I also added another black label from the dies (at the base of the cropped sentiment). Here’s a look at the Spooktacular Bash Bundle: Spooktacular Bash Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153040To create the base of my collage of spooky elements, I cropped the tabs of the lid of one the Coffin Treat Boxes and cropped it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I love the texture it gave the coffin shape. Here’s a look at the adorable Coffin Treat Boxes:Coffin Treat Boxes, Stampin' Up! 145451So many elements on this card (stamp set, dies, coffin boxes, enamel dots) are from the Monster Bash Suite – if you haven’t check out all of the elements in this suite, please do yourself a favor and look at them now. You can click on the picture below to see all of the products in this suite in my online store: Monster Bash Suite, Stampin' Up! 101020
  • Beautiful Layering & Texture. The Subtle Embossing Folder gives the coffin a beautiful texture, but there are lots of elements on this card that give it great texture and built great layers. The background panel of Smoky Slate is stamped with Smoky Slate and the Crackle Paint background stamp set.  Here’s a closer look at the front of my card:  Spooktacular Bash Bundle, Coffin Treat Box, Botanical Tags Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe delicate panel of birds and branches are perhaps an unexpected treat on this card. The Botanical Tags Dies are perfect for building elegant elements on a card. Here’s a look at these dies that coordinate with the Botanical Bliss stamp set (but can be used all by themselves):Botanical Tags Dies, Stampin' Up! 151790The online samples and the samples in the catalog showcase these dies with soft, elegant beauty – they really are gorgeous dies. Here’s a look at samples with this stamp set and dies: Botanical Bliss, Bontanical Tags Dies, Stampin' Up!I’ve always seen this die with birds and branches as a little spooky – it translated well on this project, don’t you think?
  • Sophisticated Combination. I love a monochromatic combination of similar tones. The combination of Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Basic Black is one of my favorites because they can be used for a wedding as easily as they can be used for Halloween. If you like this mix of grays and black, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Bundles: Spooktacular Bash  Stamp Sets: Spooktacular Bash, Crackle Paint Background  Papers: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: Botanical Tags Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Coffin Treat Boxes, Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. WOW!! Brian, this card is SPOOKTACULARLY FABULOUS!!!
    And you are right, it’s both elegant and fun.
    I love that crackled background and the die-cut details are spot-on perfect.
    I always send Halloween cards to my grandkids even if they are older now and this card you shared today is just perfect for my 18 year old grandson, I know he’ll get a kick out of it.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Brilliant! Love the sophistication of the design – all the textures put it over the top. Fabulous card!

  3. How clever to use the Botanical Tags die. You are great at pulling several sets together to get the perfect details. I agree with Maria R. about this being a great design for my 16 yr old grandson. Enjoy your day, Brian.

  4. Brilliant how you incorporated the botanical tag die and coffin!

  5. Elegant Halloween. Not a phrase you hear often but you pulled it off. Love how you used the dies!

  6. Such an amazing card Brian.
    Love the crackle background!

  7. Awesome card!!! Love all the details!

  8. I love how you pull elements together from so many sources! Wonderful Halloween card!

  9. Yes! Finally, someone else saw the potential for that Botanical Frame with the bird. I’m cackling with delight!

  10. Fabulous card! Love the Botanical dies in top of the coffin lid and the other small touches you added to your wonderful card!!!. Thank you for sharing your most creative Halloween card! I continue to be a fan if your projectsM

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