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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Frankie Card for Halloween

These seem to be all the rage this year! I'm seeing them everywhere! For those of you who haven't seen them yet, I figured I'd post a tutorial to guide you through the steps. They are super easy and can even be made by a child (with scissor supervision, of course). No stamps needed today. Don't forget, you can always click on a picture if you need to see it larger.

Your supplies are:
11" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock for the base
2" x 4 1/4" scrap of cardstock for the hair
scrap white cardstock
scrap black cardstock
scrap cardstock the color of your base
ink to match your base color
white gel pen
2 dimensionals
black marker
2 circle punches of different sizes

1. Fold the cardstock base in half to create your 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. Using your largest circle (mine is 1 3/8") punch 2 white circles and 2 colored ones the same color as your base. Cut the two colored circles in half to create 4 halves (you will only need 3). Punch 2 black circles with the smaller punch (mine is 1 1/4").

2. Using the gel pen, make a curved line in the black circles, close to the edge to show light reflection. Sponge ink on the colored circles to add depth. Cut the strip of paper into a spiky pattern for monster hair.

3. Layer the black circles on top of the white ones to make eyes. Adhere eyes, nose and hair to create a face. Put a dimensional on the back of the 2 remaining half circles and use them for eyelids.

4. Using the marker, make a crooked smile and stitch marks on the face.

Done! In under 5 minutes right? And you probably didn't even need instructions. Good for you!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

How cute is this! I think that it would be a great way to embelish a lunch sack for treat give aways for Halloween! Can't wait to try it!!
Thanks again for the ideas.
Love mom xoxo