Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Mummy is Updated

This is an updated Mummy card. Last year's card was simpler (torn and sponged). This updated one is water sprayed and crumpled giving this Mummy more "character". I was thinking of the Mummy movie when I made this card so the spider is crawling up from the corner. Like those cross hatch marks. Cool, eh?

Close-up of Mummy: see the cross hatches - they were made using a Stampin' rite Pen. The eyes are adhered to the card front using Pop-Up Dot. Get these from your local craft store.
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Top view of card:

When the card is opened, the message will spin and then reveal "BOO" message:

Card inside showing "YEEK" message:

Card right and left side:

To achieve that Mummy look: Spray strips of Whisper White CS with water, crumple, and unfold.

Position torn pieces on card front

Use Close to Cocoa to sponge card front edges and all torn pieces. Note: Sponge inside edges all the way around as well as card inside.
Inside spin mechanism:
  • Cut (1) 5" x 5-1/4" in Close to Cocoa, score 1/2", 2-1/2, 4-1/2"
  • Cut center out: 5/8" away from the top and bottom, 3/4" away from the center fold

Stamp and cut out spiders. Add dimensionals behind and set aside.
Position Linen thread in the middle of the underside of the message. Apply sticky tape as shown to the top and bottom. Apply adhesive to the sides. Then sandwich the two pieces together.
Position inside message, secure with transparent tape. Apply sticky tape to the 1/2" edges as shown.
Remove sticky tape from the right side. Position edge 1/2" away from the middle fold line, adhere. Repeat same procedure for the left side.
Cut (2) Whisper White CS 3-1/2" x 5-1/4" for the right and left card inside. This will provide stability to the card. Sponge edges as well as inside areas with Close to Cocoa.
Lastly, position cut spiders. Use Black Stampin' Write pen as shown and you have completed the project.
  • Stamps: Batty for You
  • CS: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Black
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Billboard Alphabet Die, Stampin Sponge, Close to Cocoa and Black Stampin' Write Pen, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape, Linen Thread, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Googlie Eyes (non SU)

Thank you for stopping by to visit today................Hugs.................


helen said...

Hi Patti,
I always enjoyed your posts. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Your blog is absolutely aDORable!!
Really GREAT ideas!!


Tanya said...

Very cool! Love this one, such great ideas you ALWAYS have.