Thursday 27 September 2012

Halloween Project 2 by Gabrielle

Gabrielle is back tonight with the second installment of her spooky trilogy... 


I have noticed that there is a trend for pop up cards amongst some bloggers and I wanted to see if I could make one too! This is quite a simple version! 

I cut two headstones from Grunge Paper and had great fun covering them with many layers of Distress Stains, starting with Picket Fence and using pretty much all of the browns as well as Black Soot Distress Ink. In between layers I misted them with water to create the impression of them being weathered! For the front I wanted to keep it pretty plain so I cut out RIP using the Word Play die and Grunge Paper and inked them as before.


For the inside I stamped the front of the other Tombstone with the script stamp from the Apothecary set and the ‘Happy Halloween’ sentiment on the reverse of the first tombstone. This needs to be upside down so it shows correctly when opened!


The skull was stamped onto white card and inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink before being misted with water to give it a little patina. A final mist with Perfect Pearls Mist and it was finished! I then added a little strip of Grunge Paper to the back so it ‘pops’ out when opened.  

Thank you, as always for stopping by! We really appreciate it!


  1. Great pop up Gabrielle, love the aged tombstone. Tracy x

  2. It is a brilliant idea to make a pop up card with the tombstone and a bit of a fright when opened - just perfect for Hallowe'en! A x