Hi everyone, it's Audrey, and I'm so excited because my favorite time of year is here! Time to get our spook on with some fall and Halloween makes! I'm so happy to be back on the Sizzix blog today to share with you a Halloween card featuring new dies from the Tim Holtz Chapter 3 collection.

This little guy is seriously too cute to spook, though, isn't he? He is from the fabulous Trick or Treater Thinlits set, definitely one of my top faves from the Halloween release. I've mixed Trick or Treater together with the new spider web and the alphanumeric shadow numbers sets, also from the Chapter 3 release, on this fun design. And I've got all the details to share, so let's take a closer look.

What you will need:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine (660200)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 18PK- Trick or Treater (664751)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK- Spider Web (664747)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 21PK- Alphanumeric Shadow Numbers (664808)
Cardstock: Distress Kraft Stock, Distress Watercolor Cardstock, GinaK Designs Onyx Black
Stamp: Stamper's Anonymous Sparkles & Christmas
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Dusty Concord. Ranger Distress Oxide Ink- Pumice Stone
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Distress Sprayer
Twine

To begin, die cut the Trick or Treater main body, and the nose and ear detail pieces from watercolor cardstock. Ink the head, nose, ear, and hand portions with Old Paper Distress ink using an ink blending tool. Edge the white portions of the eyes with Pumice Stone Distress ink. Die cut the hair, boots, mouth, and part of the eyes from black cardstock. Die cut the remaining facial features and clothing from lightly sanded pieces of Distress Kraft Stock cardstock. Assemble all of the pieces following the illustration on the die set packaging. Ink the edges of the assembled Trick or Treater with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

Cut a 3.5" x 5.75" piece of Distress Watercolor cardstock. Ink the Sparkles background stamp with a mixture of Hickory Smoke and Black Soot distress inks. Spray the stamp lightly with a mist of water using a Distress Sprayer. Press the front of the watercolor cardstock down onto the stamp. Lift the paper up, and allow it to dry. Then lightly ink over random areas using both Old Paper and Walnut Stain Distress inks. Cut a 3.75" x 6" piece of black cardstock to use as the card base. Adhere the stamped piece to the black cardstock.

Die cut two spider webs and one spider from black cardstock. Pounce a bit of Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink onto random areas of all three pieces.

Adhere the spiderwebs to the top and bottom edges of the card, allowing them to hang off the edges and trimming off the excess. Machine stitch around the edge, if desired. Add a drop of glue to the back of the Trick or Treater's hand, and attach the hanging spider. Die cut the witch hat and broom from black cardstock and Distress cardstock. Assemble the pieces. Adhere the witch's hat.

Cut some thin strips of Distress cardstock. Tear the left ends of the strips, and then adhere them across the center bottom of the card. Wrap twine around the paper strips, tying to the twine into a bow on the right side. Adhere the broom above the twine. Place foam adhesive onto the back of the witch, and add him to the broom.

Die cut the Alphanumeric Shadow Numbers 3 and 1 from both black cardstock and Distress cardstock. Place the purple numbers into the black shadows, and adhere them to the upper left corner of the card. Adhere the panel to a 3.75" x 6" card base.

Enjoy!