Halloween is my favorite holiday and over time I have accumulated a wide variety of Halloween craft supplies. This shadowy forest Halloween card uses a layered die set from Docrafts.  Think of it as the wildly-popular layered stamp of the die world.

This card is made up of several layers of spooky forest that start to close in on you as you get closer to the scary house in the distance.  Branches reach around you as your gaze moves down the path.  Off in the distance, you swear you heard the howling of a coyote.  Or, was it a werewolf?

It was a dark and stormy night; I pulled out my Big Shot and cut the layers of grey cardstock to make up this card.  The wind howled and the rain beat on the window.  I was not going to be deterred by the elements.  Perhaps by my Big Shot, but not by the weather or dark of night.  In fact, I made three versions of the layers of this card before I found the color combination that I liked best.

First, I reached for the Architecture paper pack from Recollections at Michael’s.  Then, I pulled out the Docrafts die set and got to work.  The video below provides lots of hints to make assemblage easier.  However, the basic premise is you stack the layers on top of each other, offsetting each layer with foam tape adhesive.  With all the greys, it needed a little bling, so I used my Tim Holtz Halloween word dies.  I applied double-sided adhesive using my Xyron Creative Station and coated the adhesive in glitter before cutting out the wicked word.

Lastly, due to the size of the die cuts, this card measures 5″ x 7″.  It sits on a base of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock.

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Supply List

  • Grey paper from the Recollections Architecture collection
  • Docrafts XX die
  • Elizabeth Craft glitter in Pewter
  • Double-sided taped paper scrap for embellishment
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Spirits dies
  • Black craft foam
  • Xyron machine

shadowy forest dimension list

Watch How the Shadowy Forest Halloween Card was Made


This project is the first in my Spooky Halloween 2017 series.  Check back this week for more spooky goodness!  Next up, a quick one-layer stamped card using a unique ombre ink pad.

Visit our series page for all the posts in this year’s Halloween series.