“Batty About You” Card Video Tutorial (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone

A blog first for me today over at Echo Park – a video tutorial to show you how to create a fun Halloween themed card with the Chillingsworth Manor Collection from Echo Park.

I have wanted to create a “Specimen Art” style card for a long time – but my first couple of attempts with a paper punch and ruler were woefully unsuccessful! I then decided to use my Cameo to create a kind of “reverse” card with the patterned paper showing through the cut-outs.

It is easy to create this evenly spaced grid of patterns to be cut – and I have put together my first little Silhouette tutorial to show you how. You can see it on YouTube here.
Please note that the video assumes you are already familiar with the basics of the Silhouette software.
The bat shape I have used on the card is from one of the earliest Echo Park Collections – and can be found in the Silhouette store here.

Here are a couple of details showing how to finish the card.
  1. After you have cut your base, you then need to cut shapes from patterned paper that can be mounted behind the bats and show through. 
  2. I have used 3d dots to mount these which adds some dimension to the card
  3. When you have finished, cut another piece of paper exactly the same size as the front face of the card
  4. Mount this to the reverse of the front face using more foam dots to cover all the scraps of paper

Add a simple sentiment onto the front of your card and a Happy Halloween sticker from the Elements Stickers inside – and you are all good to go!

I also wanted to share this photo of this “hybrid” banner I created. A couple of weeks I showed you how I used some digital elements to create some glass charms, well this project demonstrates how large you can make these elements and still have the same great quality graphics!

I simply enlarged, printed and cut out the banner elements from the digital collection (print onto matte photo paper for the best results) and mounted them onto banner shapes cut from patterned paper. Super easy idea for a simple banner and a great way to get more out of your digital purchases

Post a comment with any questions

Lowri 🙂
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  • Reply Annette October 25, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    wow awesome card..love how you did the bats…so clever…very cute

  • Reply Kelly Griglione October 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    great video, thanks so much for posting that!

  • Reply Claire Spielman October 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Wonderful idea…beautiful card….thanks for sharing the video!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S

  • Reply eclecticlamb October 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Amazing card!

  • Reply Julian Woodard November 22, 2012 at 5:26 AM

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