Cardmaking

Tilting and Rocking Halloween Ghosts

Want to add a little extra spook to your Halloween cards? How about having your ghosts and bats tilt and rock when you pick up the card? Today EH Ambassador Jessica Frost-Ballas will show you how to make this fun and easy interactive card!


Hi friends! Did you catch those ghosts moving in those two photos!! I hope they didn’t scare you! 😉 To create this card I started by cutting a circle from masking paper and placing it over a piece of heavystock white cardstock. I blended milled lavender, wilted violet, dusty concord, and black soot distress oxide ink around the moon. Leaving the mask in place I splattered the panel with water and Hero Arts white iridescent spray. Then I carefully removed the mask, blended a little hickory smoke distress oxide ink over the moon to create some dimension and then added a few more splatters of water and iridescent spray. I let the panel dry while I worked on the rest of the card.

Next I die-cut the tilt and rock die set from cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere a penny to the skinny end to act as a weight to move the tilt mechanism. Then I added a foam dot to the center of the round end. I realized after I assembled my card that the penny was supposed to go on the OPPOSITE side of the foam dot but this worked, too. Once my background panel was dry I die-cut a circle from the moon for the tilt and rock mechanism.

I stamped the ghost and bat image from Halloween Boo-quet onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder before die-cutting it with the coordinating. To assemble the card I placed the tilt and rock piece behind the blended panel and fit the foam dot inside the hole. I removed the adhesive backing and adhered the foam dot to the bottom left ghost. I built up a double layer of foam tape around the edge of the back of the blended panel and adhered it to a card base. The foam tape allows the penny to move freely but keeps it contained.

To finish the card I die-cut the Mondo Hello from black glitter cardstock and added the rest of the sentiment stamped and heat-embossed from Tag It-Halloween. If I had assembled the tilt and rock mechanism correctly it might tilt a little quicker but it definitely still tilts and I think it almost helps to add to the spookiness since it’s a little subtler and makes you think…did that ghost just move? 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by today and have an amazing weekend!

-Jess

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1 Comment

  • Reply Stacy Tiffin October 8, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the new purple … and the ghosts … and the moon. Ok, it’s all awesome!

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