Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Halloween Double Pivot Panel Card

Good morning friends

It's time for Karen Burniston's October 2018 Designer Challenge, and this month the theme is "HAPPY FALL, Y'ALL!" - make a card celebrating fall, autumn or Thanksgiving.  I have done several Fall themed cards with the new release, so for my Designer Challenge card I chose to use a Halloween Theme.

LOVE this new black glossy card stock from Stampin' Up. In fact, I had to place another order so I could have another package before you can no longer order from the Holiday Catalogue. Note, my photo editing program kept dulling the orange in the patterned paper but not on the orange card stock. In real life they match much better than in the photos.
Inside, I created a Pop-Up Halloween scene using a doubled House Pivot Panel! With all of Karen Burniston's Pop-Up dies, you get to choose your card size. This one is a full 5 x 7" and I was able to use my regular Big Shot for it. The House Pivot Panel die set is independent of the card base, meaning it will fit in whatever size card you want as long as you have enough width to hide the mechanism. For the House (and Evergreen) Pivot Panels you need a card at least 4-3/4" wide so my 5" width is perfect. 
To make the Doubled Pivot Panel, I cut my lightweight black card stock to 7 x 8-1/2", and scored down in the centre at 3.5". Folding it in half along the score line, I lined up the House Pivot Panel with the bottom cutting edge hanging over the folded card stock and held it in place with removable tape. Then I ran it through my Big Shot and carefully separated the layers which were then joined in the centre. 

TIP:  I would advise trying the Doubled Pivot Panel with plain card stock first, so you can decide how much you want the bottom cutting edge over the fold as that will determine how much centre area you have for decorating. It's a trial and error process depending on what look you are going for. You can also practice folding the pivots with this sample piece so when you go to do the one for your card you will be able to refer to it for reference. It's not a difficult process - but there are several mountain and valley folds and you are working with a double depth piece! 
I admit that this card took awhile to make! I feel like this would be more of a display card - sort of a decoration for a hall table etc - and I envision sending it early so the recipient can enjoy it longer and possibly put it away with their seasonal decorations to display again the following year. It's definitely a card I would only send to someone who would appreciate the effort that went into it!
I added a pair of bats to the two top sections, and each one is three layers thick so they are nice and sturdy. The top layer is black glossy card stock. I used black glossy card stock for the house details as well.  To get the mottled look on the pale grey card stock, I smeared my black ink pad on my glass mat and spritzed it with water. Then I just dunked and dragged my grey card stock through the puddles and drips and dried it with my heat gun.
There is a lot of dimension inside this card - I really wanted to use foam tape for my layers! But that means this card will require extra postage. Usually I like my cards to be able to mail for a single stamp, but sometimes it's worth it to go all out with the layers.

I didn't want to ruin the effect inside with a signing block, so added one to the back of the card instead. 
Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with for the challenge - their blogs are all linked to the right. Karen Burniston will have her project on her blog tomorrow (Wednesday).

Patterned paper - Making Memories
Black, Grey, White and orange card stocks
Black fine point marker
2 ply Bakers Twine
Wink of Stella
Copic marker
Black glossy card stock - Stampin 'Up
Card size - 5 x 7".  Will fit in a 5 x 7" envelope, but will require extra postage due to the thickness with all the foam tape. 

Thanks for stopping by today


StampOwl said...

this card is amazing!!!! love the double pivot.

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your card Karen, seems that double is in!!

dyeandpigment said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Karen. I am going to give this a whirl. Love it.

Mary said...

I really like this double pivot for the Halloween theme. I love to see how you use one shape for many different things.