Thursday, October 11, 2018

31 Days of Halloween Day 11

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello all,

We are up to Day 11 in our 31 Days of Halloween Challenge!  With that, I am sharing my 'Tis Near Halloween Card that I created with one of the birds from the 3 Birds set, a Skull Die, and patterned paper.

'Tis Near Halloween

Lost Coast Designs Stamps:

Carmen's Veranda Words and Quotes:

Other Materials:
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Graphic 45 6 x 6 Printed Paper
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology, bones
  • String
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash, Memoranda
  • Sizzix Big Z-Tim Holtz Alterations, Skull
  • Mark Richards, Pearls
  • Inspired Color Mist, Grey
  • DecoArt, Shimmer Mist
  • Washi Tape
  1. Start with a standard size, top folding note card.
  2. Cut a panel of patterned paper to size (4 1/8 x 5 3/8).
  3. With Archival Ink, randomly stamp the Fibers Background across panel.
  4. Use a different type of patterned paper to die cut the skull image.  Adhere the skull over a piece of black cardstock; use Color Mist and Shimmer Mist to distress the image.
  5. Apply strips of Washi tape across the bottom of the panel and then adhere the skull image (see card for placement).
  6. Choose a brighter piece of patterned patter and stamp the Bird image (with Archival ink).  Fussy cut the bird image out. 
  7. Stamp part of the 'Tis Near Halloween" portion of the "Witches Go Riding" saying on to a strip of patterned paper (same paper used with the bird).  Tear top and bottom of the strip just larger that the print size (see card).
  8. Edge the panel and card base with Black Archival Ink. Adhere panel to card base.
  9. Adhere string (in circular pattern) under the area that the Bird image will go.  Then adhere Bird over the top of the string with double sided dimensional tape.
  10. Tie two bones with string and adhere to base of Bird.
  11. Adhere saying underneath bird (over the Washi tape) and embellish with pearls.
  12. Done!

Happy Day 11!  Hope you will join us in this Challenge.



  1. Oooh, spooky skull and I love that raven. Hugz

  2. Love everything about your skellie and raven card! Great that you used only a portion of the sentiment... out of the box thinking! FABOOOOLOUS!


Thank you for playing with us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! We appreciate your visit and your comments!

This is a public blog. Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog or entering a piece of artwork into a linky do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to our use of that personal information should they be selected as a winner or to accredit work.