Zombie Halloween Card

With the cooler temperatures arriving and the leaves changing, I'm definitely in the Halloween mood.  I love the look of silhouettes, and when you throw in some orange and white, pure Halloween!

This card was made with the new Sizzix Tim Holtz Zombie Thinlits die.  Isn't he cool?

It has lots of dimensional pieces to give your die-cut a 3-d look.  When you die-cut the main head part, it also slightly embosses the areas where you adhere your corresponding parts.  No second guessing where each part goes and there are step by step instructions on the back of the die picture sheet.  I used black Chalkboard cardstock to die-cut my zombie.  Love this paper, it has a rich velvet look to it.

Here's my Zombie all pieced together.  

For my card background, I embossed orange cardstock with the Tim Holtz Cobwebs texture fade.  Two pieces of chalkboard cardstock were die-cut using the Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Frame.  Instead of using the postage stamp part, I used the negative part of the die-cuts for my card background.  It's really hard to see in the photos, because of the black colour, but I layered the two pieces with pop dots for added dimension.  The top piece was slightly smaller (about 1/8" all the way around).These rectangle pieces were cut down to the size I wanted, so my original size of cardstock was slightly larger than I wanted the finished piece to be.  I like to start off with a slightly bigger piece, just so there's some room to play with in case your inside cut is off.  I also die-cut a postage stamp in white cardstock, this time using the stamp die-cut.  There is a scored line on the inside all the way around, and I cut along this line with a craft knife, turning it into a frame too.  This white piece fit into the top black frame and I taped it from the back.

The Zombie was adhered to the orange piece, and then the bottom black frame was adhered on top.  The top frame with the white insert was pop dotted on top.

My "frightful" word was die-cut twice( one from black and one from orange cardstock) from the Tim Holtz Halloween Script Words.  These were adhered together, the black slightly off underneath the orange.  I always get asked what kind of adhesive I use for these really intricate dies, and the one I use the most is the Zig Squeeze and Roll glue pen.  It has a nib like a ball point pen and when you squeeze the plastic part at the top, a small thin line of glue comes out.  It's fast and easy.

Once all my card layers and word were adhered, I glued this to my white card base.  
I'm loving this silhouette look with the orange, I need to do another one!

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you come over to visit me tomorrow.  I have a special post here for Tim Holtz!



Sandy said...

He is frightful isn't he - Mr. Ugly for sure. Your card is delightful and you have given me some inspiration!
Thanks Jan!
Sandy xx

Lucy said...

That is very original to use the Zombie die in black only. The cobwebs background is a great idea. Thank you for sharing this with us. Lucy

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