31 Nights of Halloween - Night 25 - Special Guest Lisa Mensing

Welcome, crafty friends! Lisa here, spooky special guest, bringing you night 25 of the 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration! I hope you've been joining in the nightly fun!

I have two Halloween cards to share featuring the Kinetic Dies and Boo to You Stamps along with a video tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below, and you can view the video tutorial here or over on my YouTube channel.

  • Stamp and color images; I used COPIC makers.
  • You can fussy cut the images or use a ScanNCut; it just makes things easier.

  • Die-cut two pieces of masking paper using a round die and position on the watercolor paper
  • Add Distress Ink in the color Black Soot to the edges of the paper, follow with Picked Raspberry ink, and blend the colors together, remove the masking paper.
  • Using a blender detail tool, add Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber ink to the moon.
  • Add splatters to the card panel.

  • Add Distress Ink in the color Black Soot to the edges of the paper, follow with Shabby Shutters ink and blend the colors together.
  • Using Distress Oxide inks in the colors Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Squeezed Lemonade, and Mustard Seed watercolor the moon.

(see video)

  • Die-cut the hidden slider track

Die-cut pieces from the No See Kinetic Dies using black cardstock.

Don't forget the foam dots; one goes between these circles allowing everything to move along the hidden slider track.

  • Assemble the pieces using liquid adhesive
  • Add 3D mounting foam to the back of the panel, make sure the mounting foam does not interfere with the movement of the parts, then attach to a 4.25" x 5.5" card base, make sure everything is moving freely.
  • Die-cut the fence from the Kinetic Curved Hills Die Set
  • Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment onto the fence before adding it to the card base.
  • Add 3D mounting foam to the back of the die-cut fence; adhere to the card base to cover the slider track.
  • Glue witch to the slider; I used a mini action wobble
  • Die-cut headstones and bat from the Dracula's Coffin Die Set
  • Add headstones behind the fence right about the hidden slider track; make sure the headstones don't interfere with the movement of the slider.
  • Add foam strips to the back of a bat and add to the card. 
  • Add sequins to the moon and finish off with details using a white gel pen.

Kinetic Curved Basics Die Set     Kinetic Curved Hills Die Set   No-See Kinetic Basics Die Set  

No-See All Seasons Tree Die Set     Dracula's Coffin Die Set      Boo to You Clear Stamps  

                          You're My Boo Clear Stamps3D Foam Circles - Black                
Thanks for stopping by tonight. Be sure to come back tomorrow night at 6PM for more BOO-tiful projects and frightful fun!

Thank you, Lisa, for these amazing projects!  Today is extra special because we're having a mini release of some fun, holiday products.  You can see all of the new products below.

Special Whimsy Weekend Release


  1. Two wonderful cards. Love your coloring. [Bunny]`

  2. Love these!
    These are awesome!

  3. Adorable! I Love your coloring!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Awesome backgrounds and colors! I love these spooky scenes you created, and your coloring is fabulous! Excited to check out this mini release too! That Wonky Window 3 Die looks like fun!

  5. Awesome Halloween cards (and such a fun mini release)! Thank you for the tutorial. I've never tried cards like these before.

  6. The silly Frankenstein's Monster is so cute. I like his tooth!!

    1. Thanks! He is so cute, right? That tooth is too much.

  7. SPOOK-tacular cards Lisa!
    LOVE your colouring, colours and COOL interactive designs - WOW!
    Thank you for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial :)

  8. FaBOOlous Halloween cards, gorgeous coloring, love the layers
    and most of all, the fun interactiveness.

  9. thanks for sharing such a clear technique video - so many wonderful tricks to make these fun interactive cards run smoothly - awesome cards

  10. Gorgeous coloring Lisa! So super bright and fun Halloween cards. I so appreciate you listing the Copic markers you used. It's always nice to find new color combinations to try out.

  11. I am in awe of your two cute projects! Love your coloring and overall design of these CUTE creations! :)

  12. These are both so stinkin' ADORABLE Lisa, and great tutorial too! Thanks so much for being a WONDERFUL special guest for us! HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEN!

    1. Thank you for having me! I had so much fun joining in the celebration.

  13. Eek, I just LOVE these! Your backgrounds are AWESOME!

  14. Great cards they are amazing and thank you for the tutorial! Love all of it!

  15. wow, they are stunning and I love these incredible colours.

  16. Lisa, both of your cards are stunning and I love the great color details that you get! I think I am using my Copic markers incorrectly! Ha! HA! I am excited to watch your video and see up close and personal how you did this. But your directions here are fantastic and thanks for the hints too! I enjoyed your guest appearance and hope to see you again!


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