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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rare Oddities Card Tutorial

I love autumn and always look forward to seeing the gorgeous Halloween paper collections each year, especially those by Graphic 45.  This year's Halloween paper is called Rare Oddities, and it's not only spooky, but beautiful.  I made a card with the non-spooky sides of the paper and would like to share how I made it with you today!

Before you begin, gather your supplies.  
Here is what you'll need in order to make this card.

Shiny Black paper (8 1/2 x 11)
Acrylic stamp blocks
Paper Trimmer

Cut a 5" x 6 1/2 card base from the patterned paper called "Charmed, I'm Sure" 
(The paper with orange flowers and butterflies on it.) 

From the 6 x 6 Rare Oddities paper pad, 
select the orange paper and cut a strip measuring 2 3/4 x 5".

Cut 1 strip of paper measuring 2 1/4"x 5" from the "Brews and Potions patterned paper.  (It is the one with the variety of borders.)  
Cut the row that had the books and include the black line on either side.

Measure and cut a line 1" into the center of both strips of paper, then cut a chevron into each strip to create the flag.  

Adhere patterned paper to card base.

Glue together the two flags so that they stagger,
and adhere the flag to the card front on pop dots. Set aside.

Use Scor-Tape to adhere the thin black ribbon to both sides of the card.

Trim the ribbon.

Using the Prima Doily die cut a doily from black shiny paper die, cut a black shiny butterfly from the same paper. 
Set aside.


Fussy cut a few orange flowers and a butterfly, 
and anything else on the paper that you want inside the doily.

Remove the decorative circle from the sticker sheet.
Place the fussy cuts inside to plan your focal image.
Cut as much or as little as you need to fill the opening.

Place the circular sticker on top of the black doily.

Cut a circle from the black shiny paper.

Adhere the black circle to the back of the doily and sticker.

Place the fussy cuttings inside the circle to your liking. Adhere with wet glue.

Adhere the doily to the top of the card as shown.

Turn over the leftover orange paper,

With Dusty Concord Distress Ink, stamp a rectangle using the Graphic 45/Hampton Arts stamp set.

Using archival black ink, stamp the sentiment of your choice inside the box.

Trim the sentiment as shown.

Adhere the black butterfly to the card with a glue dot.

Place the stamped sentiment in the lower right section of the card and adhere with a pop dot.  Your card is now finished!

 In this version, I used a chipboard element from the collection instead of the stamped image.

In this version I used another chipboard element.
Use your imagination to create the card you want!
 Creating beautiful cards is easy and fun when you start with the proper supplies.  And absolutely everything you need is in the "I want it all" Rare Oddities Bundle by FotoBella!  
I hope you give it a try!  

Happy Creating!


  1. Awesome card!! Love this tutorial!! Nice work! Hugs ~~ Mary Longberry!

  2. Beautiful! Love these colorful papers.

  3. Great card... love how you used the G45 Rare Oddities papers, nice work. TFS the tutorial.