Monday, 22 October 2012

Digital Lace Borders & Bats

OK this is definitely my last Halloween post for this year
though I could go on forever!
For this card I used the large lace border
(from my free download a little further down).
I mounted it onto a slightly wider length of black card
and attached it to my card using double sided tape.
The bats are also a free download.
1) I printed the whole 'bats' sheet onto white copier paper
then roughly cut round bats  9, 7  & 5.
2) Attached them to black card,
using repositionable glue.
3) Cut them out of the black card.
4) Stamped the large bat (no.9) using VersaMark ink
and embossed with clear embossing powder. 
I used a stamp from Autumn Leaves 'elegant flourishes'.
5) Stamped bat no.7 using flitterglu and
black holographic glitter.
6) Stamped bat no.5 using VersaMark and clear
embossing powder. 
For bats 5 & 7 I used a small flourish from
Crafty Secrets clear art stamps set 'Flourishes'
7) Layered the bats together, large up to small, by gluing
the bodies together.
8) Curled the wings and attached one 3mm foam pad 
under each wing - close to the bat bodies.
9) Added a small amount of black holographic glitter to the body.
10) Attached the layered bats to my card with a little glue
under the body.
11) Finished with a Gothic label from my earlier post
I highlighted the details with black holographic glitter
and attached it to my card using 3mm foam pads. 
Free Downloads
Click on image and
right click save to your computer
Printer settings:
UK A4 & use setting 'Fit to page'
Gothic Lace Borders
Halloween Bats
I can see the lace borders working well for Christmas too.
Try printing them onto coloured paper or card for a different
(Can't wait)!!!!
Thanks for popping by.


  1. oh wow this is fabulous! i love that border and the sparkly bat!
    Lisa x

  2. Oh my how I love this, so very elegant and a perfect Halloween card. Fab borders can see them working for so many different things and what a great idea of embossing and flittering the layers of the bat, just genious! Just wanted to say thank you for making the downloads available I shall have great fun playing! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  3. OMGosh, Elaine, you are so amazing and have such a fun and creative spirit! This is really an awesome card!! Love those elegant, yet eerie bat wings and the border is divine:) Thank you so much for giving us these free downloads. Hugs, Cindy H.

  4. Thank you so much Elaine. Halloween card should be spooky, but your is so elegant, and i LOVE IT. Thanks for the freebie
    Hugs Nataliya

  5. Oooohhhh Elaine, these are just amazing!!!!! SO blooming impressed with your designs and thanks for sharing them.
    You've inspired me to decorate the window in my craft room with your fab templates.
    Sending hugs and love
    x Michelle

  6. So pretty. Those bats look real fancy.
    Thanks for being so generous and sharing the templates with us.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Only you could make the most beautiful and elegant Halloween card I've ever seen. This is just stunning! Happy Halloween to you and your sweet Mum! Hugs, Curt

  8. Hey There! Just checking in on you. You crossed my mind this morning and wanted to let you know I was thinking about you! Hope all is well with you and your sweet family! Hugs, Curt


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