Sunday, October 23, 2011

Coffin Card

I'd been thinking of making some shaped card SVGs again and thought a coffin card
would be perfect for Halloween.  The black base is the actual card and then I created
3 different tops (bat, cross, plain and "RIP" letters) to go on top of it.  
You can purchase this SVG file HERE
I thought that this card would be perfect for Grungy Monday's "Tim in 10" Challenge which requires you to make a card in under ten minutes using products from Tim Holtz.  That is the beauty of cutting SVG files on your electronic cutter....very quick and easy!  So here is how I created this card:
1.  I diecut the card and the bat top on my Cricut.  Base:  black Cardstock, Top:  gray Cardstock.
2.  Stamped the top with the woodgrain stamp from Close to my Heart's "Universal Backgrounds" stamp and Black Soot Distress Ink.  Then I blended the ink around the edges.
3.  Next I used the cobweb stamp from Tim Holtz's "Mini Halloween" set.  I embossed with Distress Embossing Ink and white EP.
4.  On a piece of scrap gray cardstock, I stamped the sentiment (also from the Mini Halloween set) using Archival Jet Black ink.  I hand cut the jagged edges and attached it to the card.
5.  Finally I added Black Soot Distress Stickles to the bat and Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to the sign.
There it was...a card done in under ten minutes! 
(It needed longer than that for the Stickles and Crackle Paint to dry, but the card was done....quick and easy)
Here are the Challenges I entered this card into:


Paper Squirrel said...

Great card! Just the right amount of spooky and the woodgrain / web backgournd is fantastic!

Fleur said...

A perfect card for Halloween. Thank you so much for entering my Halloween challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Tina said...

such a spooky coffin card...i love it..thank you for joining us at just some lines halloween challenge

jsl dt

nicoleqmullen said...

I love this, its so perfect, love the background on it! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Jill said...

A perfect halloween cuffin and great design!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs, Jill

Karen Hasheck said...

Such a great Halloween card! Love the image and all the special details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink and come back soon!

Julie M said...

Fab card, Cindy - I love the shape - and that cobwebbed paper is just the perfect addition.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

ike said...

Fabulously spooky card. Great spider webs and love the bat :-) Thank you for playing at Simply Create.
Ike xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Fabulous - love the coffin shape! Thanks for joining our Halloween themed challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Tip Top said...

So unusual! Thanks for entering the Simply Create Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

Chelsea said...

Love your Halloween creation! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines!

Paper Creations Ink said...

OOO Coffin Love it

Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is very cute, love the coffin, so creative! Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES this time:)