Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Spring Front/Accordion Front Card with Cauldron Witch Marci

Hello La-La Land Crafts' Fans!  Irina is here today to show you one of the cards I had designed for the La-La Land Palloza Craft Retreat that we held last month.

Even though Halloween is over, I wanted to share this card.  I call it a Spring Front or Accordion Front Card.  It's a 6 "x 6" card which can be shipped flat, but the front panel springs out when the card is displayed.

Close up of the front panel -

My card features Cauldron Witch Marci, one of my favorite stamps from our last release!

I used some of our dies to embellish the front panel of my card.  Scary Tree was cut out from craft cardstock, sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink and then stamped over with the woodgrain stamp from Hero Arts.  

Pumpkins were cut twice - once from orange cardstock and again from craft cardstock - then layered to create jack-o-lanterns.  

There is Frightful Fence behind Marci.  Fence was cut in two parts to accommodate the card.  

One of the bats for the Bats die is in front of the "moon".  Leaves from the Open Leaf Flourish are added behind Pumpkins and behind the Sentiment (included with Cauldron Witch Marci stamp).

Stitched Scallops Border Die on the top to create a "roof" :-) 

 A view from above -
Spiderweb Border Die was used to add edges to the top and the sides of the card.  Spiderweb Corner Die on the side panels and Creepy Vines on the inside of the folded panels.

 Side view -

Heart Tree was cut in half and added to each side of the card.  The tree is standing on one of the dies from the Booktab Set.  I added Black Pearl Pen for added dimension.

Inside of the card - 

To embellish the inside I made a little scene using another one of the bats from the Bats Die along with one of the dies from the Booktab Set over the "moon".  Spiderweb Corner Die was added to the corner.

Back of the card - 

The back of the card is embellished with Heart Doily Border under the panel of designer paper.  I added another die from the Booktab & Labels Set with another bat from  the Bats Die inside of it.  Black Pearl Pen added again for dimension.

Cauldron Witch Marci was colored with Copic Markers:
Skin - E00, E01, E11, E13
Blush - R20, R21
Hair - YG01, YG25, G24, BG96
Hat, Dress, Shoes - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
All Purple - V01, V12, V15, V17, RV69
All Orange - YR02, YR12, YR27, E08, E09
Cauldron - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Cat - W2, W4, W6, W8

Here is a TEMPLATE for the front panels of the card.

We would love to see your cards made with this template!
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  1. Wow Wow Wow this is just Awesome! Loooove everything about it!

  2. This is a gorgeous card . . . very, very clever!! Loved how you incorporated all those images and dies! Thank you for sharing this with us and for generously providing us a template!