Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dracula/embossed spider web Halloween Card

I updated a previous Halloween card, using a yellow moon behind the character and added black waffle paper from Stampin'Up! behind the character, looking  as if it is a part of his cape.  I also removed the tag I had originally put on the card, cut out each individual word, and positioned it towards the bottom of the card.  I think I like this version better than the first one!!!

"H" is for Halloween Card

Used a Stampin'Up! set from last year to create this card.  I stamped the hat and spiders on white cardstock.  I stamped the pumpkin on a separate scrap of white cardstock, cut out by hand, and used a glue dot to attach to the front of the hat.  I punched two small holes along each side of the hat; ran some printed ribbon across the front of the hat and down into the holes.  I then used orange, green and purple cardstock as mats for the hat.  I cut a 3" letter "h" using my Slice machine.  I then stamped the "happy halloween" verse along the long side of the letter "h".  I used a striped contrasting piece of cardstock matted ontop of purple cardstock underneath both the hat mat and the letter "h".

Eat Drink and be Scary Halloween Card

I had fun with an old Stampin' Up! set from last year.  I used markers to color the pumpkin, verse, and spider and then punched out using my 1"square punch.  Placed on top of a 1 1/2" strip of black cardstock.  The pumpkin background cardstock was from an autumn stack I purchased at Joann's.  I stamped the verse in black ink, used both the small and large tag punches from Stampin'Up!; layered ontop of orange cardstock and hand cut the orange mat.  I attached the tag to the card front with a diamond brad.  The black twill tape runs along the left side of the card to give it some texture and balance.

Mummy Halloween Card

I used the Sizzix mummy die cut and the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder for the background of this card.  After embossing the bricks, I tore around the edges and distressed the bricks and edges with brown ink.  The bricks really pop off the background once distressed.  I also used black ink and distressed the tomb, mummy, and the words.

Witch Silhouette

I used the Tim Holtz witch silhouette die cut for the focal point of this card.  I originally used black cardstock for the witch, but it seemed to be missing something.  Then I used a piece of stiffened black felt for the witch die cut and it really seems to "pop" off the card now.  I distressed the edges of the moon with brown ink to tone it down a bit.  The background paper was found at Archivers.  The small icons are black suede, which gives it more texture.  I matted the printed background on black cardstock so it would be more of a focal point.  I then used some black Christmas trim from Hobby Lobby around the right top corner, stamped "happy halloween" from Stampin' Up! tiny verse set and punched out using Stampin' Up! tiny tag punch.  I also used dimensional dots under both the moon and the witch to give both more dimension. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vintage Halloween

I had fun designing the card!  I am loving the vintage look, and when I saw this Stampin' Up "Greeting Card Kids" stamp set, I knew I had to have it!  Lots of possibilities!!!  I used a Stampin' Up! texture embossing folder on the black background paper and used a Smooch spritz to glam it up a bit.  I ran the moon thru the Stampin' Up! large dot embossing folder for more texture and a short piece of purple cardstock was cut using a Martha Stewart spider web border punch.  I used watercolor pencils to color the little girl.  Used a few different card stocks and papers for the top mat.  The diamond-shaped strip is velveteen in texture.  Hope you like my creation!

Halloween Cards!

I've been busy designing some Halloween cards for my upcoming card classes.  I've used the new Stampin' Up! spider web embossing folder on quite of few of them -- love the look it makes for the backgrounds!  I used fishing line to make the spider web in the circle opening of the second card and put the embossed spider web paper inside the card for a different look.
The third card uses the Sizzix haunted house embossing folder on Black Core-dination cardstock.  I used yellow chalk around the moon for accent, and added a spider web border cut from a Martha Stewart border punch.  The witch and dracula are both from Stampin'Up!'s Fang-tastic stamp set.