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!
- 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!
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