TC - Halloween "Village Graveyard"

Dido 18 Oct 2017 15 Comments
over 60 minutes Black moderate Card Making None

TC - Hallowen - Village Graveyard Diorama Pop Up Box Card 

You will need:

Black Card (200 - 250gms preferably)
Green Card
Orange Card, White Card & Cream Card
Silver Sparkly Card
Acetate
Scissors and/or Craft knife
Glue
Hot Glue Gun

To construct the card base:

1.  From black card cut 2 strips (23 cms × 3.5cms - score both strips at 7.5cms and 21.5 cms).

2.  Bend both strips at the score lines. Use the "narrow" end pieces as glue tabs and glue both strips of black card together to form a rectangle.

3.  From black card cut 3 more strips (17 cms × 3.5 cms - score all 3 strips at 1.5 cms in from each end)

4.  Bend all 3 strips at the score lines to form what will be 3 strips with a "tab" at each end.

5.  Glue the 3 strips you've just made evenly into the rectangular piece, by their "tabs". (These become the inside of the box onto which you will glue the elements).

6.  Check that the base card will still flatten down comfortably  - to allow it to go into an envelope.

(If you've never made a pop up box style card before do check out instructions on Youtube to help you - there are several to choose from).

Now comes the fun bit:

1.  Cut acetate into strips and glue each halloween embellishment to them. (One embellishment per acetate strip)

2.  Glue the opposite end of each acetate strip to the inside of the rectangular base card.

I mainly hand drew my elements and cut them with a craft knife. This is quite time consuming, but you can use printable clip art images and fussy cut them. Or use die cuts. Or if you have a scan and cut style machine use that.

The main thing is to have fun with your version and to use your imagination. 

Just make sure you glue the elements so that they don't sit too high or too far out when the card is flattened, so that it will still fit into the envelope (see uploaded photo of card and envelope).

"Happy Halloween"!!

 

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Gingersgirl

Gingers Girl

Very spooky Diana. It's great. Good luck in the challenge!

Dido

Dido

Thanks Angela. X

iccrafter

iccrafter

Super Spooky ☠️⚰️ Halloween 🎃 Card Diana, great work with the craft knife. 👀

Dido

Dido

Love your comment with all the little halloween symbols Irene! Thank you. X

CraftAway

CraftAway

Very clever! looks amazing, it sounds so technical, did it take you long?x

Dido

Dido

Thanks CraftAway. Cutting the main strips, scoring them and gluing them into a rectangle shape is super easy. Placing the inner 3 strips into the rectangle can be a little tricky...but there's some great youtube videos online that show how to do this. Just look up "pop up box cards". Making the base card took about 15 minutes. Embellishing the base card is then as complicated or as easy as you want to make it. The embellishments took me a lot longer because I drew them in pencil and cut them with a craft knife....... but you can make it a lot quicker and easier, by fussy cutting any ready made images, die cutting elements, or cutting around printed clipart. Do have a go, they are a lot of fun to make and the people I send them to love to receive them.

Dido

Dido

CraftAway. I have also taken on board what you said about it sounding technical.....so I've edited the instructions and tried to make them a bit easier to read and understand. If you see this reply I would really appreciate you letting me know if they seem any better.

Ana_Santos

Ana_Santos

Love it :)

Dido

Dido

Thanks Ana. X

MayJay

MayJay

This is really fabulous Diana. Good Luck in the challenge.xx

Dido

Dido

Thank you May. X

Scrapthology

Scrapthology

I’m amazed you cut this by hand, it’s fab.

Dido

Dido

Thanks Chunka. ❤

cotnob

cotnob

This is brilliant, lots of super details. Pauline x

Dido

Dido

Thanks Pauline. X

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