Halloween Night with Sparkle and Shine

Halloween card with Halloween Night DSP. Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Halloween Night with Sparkle and Shine

I had a lot of sun with fancy papers on this card. So much so, in fact, that I didn’t use a single stamp or smidgen of ink! I’ve never used glimmer paper before, so I was excited to try that out. I also had some fun paper with silver on it, so I had to use that, too. By the time I was done, there wasn’t room for so much as a sentiment!

Challenge Inspiration

Today’s card is inspired by two challenges. The first is Pals Paper Arts Challenge #320!


The second is Paper Players Challenge #315!


I’ve never made thing for Halloween before last year, and at that point the closest thing I had to a pumpkin was a circle die. There was a lot of improvising done to create little bag toppers for the treats I gave to my family members!

This is my first actual real Halloween card and I am quite excited to share it with you!

Homemade card using Halloween Night DSP, by Natalie Lapakko.

How To Make a Halloween Night Card

  1. Cut a Basic Black card base.
  2. Cut a piece of silver foil paper 3/4″ smaller than the base card.
  3. Cut a piece of Fancy Frost paper 1″ smaller than the card base.
  4. Cut a strip of polka dot Halloween Night paper at 3/4″ wide.
  5. Cut a strip of Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper at 1/4″ wide.
  6. Fussy cut out a house and gravestones from a piece of Halloween Night paper.
  7. Assemble all layers.
  8. Use dimensionals between the back panel and the silver layer to add more depth to the card.

Halloween card in progress, shows how to avoid wasting foil paper. Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Tips for Foil Paper

  • To avoid wasting foil paper, cut out the center before using it as a border! This smaller rectangle can be used for die cut shapes or as a layer on another card! (See the image above to see my assembly in progress.)
  • If you glue something on top of foil paper, avoid white glue if possible. Especially on foil paper it has a tendency to ooze out and anywhere glue touches permanently loses a bit of its shine.

Halloween card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Halloween Night DSP.

Color Inspiration: Halloween Sparkle and Shine

I didn’t stray very far from the most traditional of all Halloween colors: Pumpkin Pie (Orange) and Basic Black. There are a couple of accent colors in this card including Basic Gray and Silver for a bit of shine to go with the sparkle from the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.

Thanks for visiting and happy haunting stamping!


Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White

Paper: Halloween Night Designer Series Specialty Paper, Fancy Frost Designer Series Specialty Paper, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Sheet (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals

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0 thoughts on “Halloween Night with Sparkle and Shine”

  1. Darling card Natalie. Love the strip of Glimmer Paper and the Silver foil. Really adds a pop!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Great Halloween card, Natalie! That haunted house is perfect along the bottom and your really showed off that DSP. Thanks so much for joining us at the PPA this week!

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