Tuesday 30 September 2014

ECD September 2014 Designer Challenge

Good morning friends, and welcome to the September 2014 Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. This month the theme is "Fall, Harvest and Halloween".

Since we were packing up my studio for our move, I was trying to work ahead and only had minimal supplies to choose from.  I decided to go with the Katie Label Accordion die set and the fun new Halloween Peel-Off's that coordinate. I love that you can get coordinating Peel-Offs to work with several of the Pop-It Up die sets.

Instead of creating sparkly embellishments from the Peel-Offs, I went with a different approach to adding colour.  I used this technique on my Asian Vase card for last month's challenge (see HERE), and loved it so kept out a sheet of vellum to play with.

First, I added the Gold Peel-Off's to the vellum.

I coloured the back of the vellum with Copic Markers ...

... And when you turn over the vellum, you see how bright the colours look! It's also a good way to use alcohol markers with the gold Peel-Off's. Because these markers are permanent, they will colour the Peel-Off if you accidentally colour outside the line. Ha - which I do frequently!

The vellum was then attached to Double Sided Adhesive, with white card stock attached to the other side. Then the Peel-Offs were fussy cut and ready to attach to the Katie Label Accordion card base. I like to use Fun Foam cut slightly smaller than the embellishment to attach larger pieces like these.

I added this pretty black Peel-off border sticker, as it resembles spider webs to me when used with themed paper like this.

Here is a look at the back side of the card.

I have a little tip for you. The patterned paper I used is quite stiff, and the accordion tabs split apart as I was assembling the card.  To remedy this, I added two small strips of a Peel-Off border to each tab, front and back. Because the Peel-Offs are vinyl, they are flexible and make wonderful HINGES! Saved having to trash the card and start again.

903 Katie Label Accordion,
913 Katie Stars Frame Edges,
2585 Halloween in Frame (Gold),
503 Double Sided Adhesive,
1278 Lace Fan 2Border Peel Off (Black),
1134 Lines Dots Border Peel Off (Black) (for hinges),
7018 Glitter Dots,
Black card stock
Patterned paper - Recollections
White Gel pen
Black Sharpie - fine
Fun Foam (for attaching the large Katie Label Peel-Off embellishments).

I hope you will check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs BLOG today (HERE) to see all the fun creations from the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Adding bits of peel-offs to create hinges and help reinforce the connecting tabs is a wonderful idea, Karen. Very smart, and it looks terrific, too.

  2. Using vellum with the peel offs, instead of glitter, is just the alternative I need. Thank you! Great tip using peel off for hinge. Beautiful card. Can never have too many Halloween card ideas. Happy new home!

  3. perfect card for Halloween!

  4. Such a spook tacular card Karen. Love the peel off hinges

  5. Great idea for the hinges (I sometimes use Washi to cover up seams; this gives me an alternative!). Lovely Halloween card!


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