Sunday, October 8, 2017

Dancing Skeleton -- Tic-Tac-Toe with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles October challenge is Tic-Tac-Toe with the optional twist of journaling/writing about your decision making process. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps. This challenge has so many possibilities!
I used the last column: String, Brads, Stickers.
The skeleton-patterned paper is from Recollections, and I coated it with a layer of clear embossing powder to make the black background "pop" a bit more. I die-cut the banner pieces & strung them with gold string. The skull stickers are one of my favorite items from my Halloween stash. For the front closure, I heat-embossed a bone-shaped brad with a glittery white powder & wrapped more string around the whole piece. The string on the back is covered by the message section.

I had originally planned to make a Jumping-Jack/Pantin doll, but I can never get those to work & settled on just using brads to make the sketelon movable. I acquired this Skeleton cut file in 2010 as a freebie; I can't find the link now, and honestly it is a little tricky, but the Silhouette Store has several Posable Skeleton cut files. I cut this skeleton from shiny white & black cardstocks on my Silhouette Cameo, and glued/sealed the layers with Glossy Accents. I added my much-loved sugar skull washi to the inside panels, and also used it for some of the little die-cut banners. The sentiment is a gold sticker. The skeleton hangs from a brad, so that it is easily removable. I had so much fun making this!

DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #213: Halloween (or Thank You)
Naughty or Nice Challenge #44: Something Spooky
UnstampaBelles: Tic-Tac-Toe + optional twist: journaling/writing about your process

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. This is great, CD! thanks so much for linking to us at NoN and sharing your fab make, Jo x

  2. Awesome tri fold card. I love the paper and stickers. Thank you for joining the DL.ART halloween Challenge

  3. Wow! This card is so cool my friend ! I love it!



  4. I love, love, love your card! It's awesome!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Naughty or Nice Challenge! Cyndi, DT

  5. I'm glad this was fun to make, as it's totally fun to look at! Such a great design with all the various Halloween supplies you used. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!


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