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Spooky Silk Gauze Halloween Card

Spooky Silk Gauze Halloween Card

Looking to send a spooky greeting to a loved one? With the help of the amazing May Arts Silk Ribbon line and a few crafting supplies, I’ll show you how to make a quick and easy, mail-friendly Halloween card.

The silk line offered by May Arts Ribbon is very versatile, and I discovered a cool way to alter it to create the look of gauze. With the added colors in this line, the possibilities are endless to put this technique to use!

Spooky Silk Gauze Halloween Card

  • First, I cut a length of 1.25” black silk ribbon about a half inch longer than my desired final size. This piece was just short of five inches as I wanted to adhere the piece to a standard A2 card base.
  • I then held tightly to one end of the ribbon and with my other hand, pinched the ribbon between my thumb and pointer finger and started pulling roughly at the edges.
  • This separates the silk strands and loosens the look of the length of ribbon. Plus, you get some fun, and sort of messy finishes on each end of the ribbon-perfect for a spooky Halloween look! You can also do this on the long side of the ribbon as well, like the purple ribbon.
  • Once I had the desired look, I needed to adhere my ribbon to the card base so I first ran double sided adhesive and stuck the purple ribbon down.
  • I then layered the black ribbon on top of the purple and embellished the card with a die cut word and stamped sentiment!

 Spooky Silk Gauze Halloween Card

I just love being able to stretch my ribbon supplies and use them for maybe what is not necessarily their intended use. This project would also be a perfect way to use up scraps too! Also, the lightweight silk-even with layering, is a perfect embellishment for a card when mailing.

By Karen Baker





Other Supplies Used:

  • Scor-Pal ½” Double Sided Adhesive Tape
  • White Cardstock
  • Lil’ Inker Designs Spooky Die Cut
  • Lil’ Inker Designs Boo & Faces Stamp Set
  • Black Ink



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  1. TracyM #6773

    SUPER COOL card Karen – LOVE the purple “hair” and frayed edges!!!

  2. Martie Rollin

    Ooo-o-o! Love the idea to fray the ribbon ends on this Halloween card! Just the right look for being spooky.


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