Thursday, October 6, 2016

Batty for Halloween

This holiday has done a complete turn around for me, but it is still one of my favorites. And I LOVE the items in the new Holiday catalog!!! I hope you enjoy these cards!

This one starts out with a Pumpkin Pie base, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". Cut a mat from the Halloween Night Specialty DSP at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Attach this to the base.

From Smokey Slate cut a piece 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". Using the new Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies, cut the tree out of Basic Black and the fence from Basic Grey. Stamp the graves on Whisper White from the Spooky Fun stamp set. (NOTE: Purchase the dies and stamps as a bundle and SAVE!!!) Cut them out with the die and arrange all the pieces onto your grey mat.

Using the same stamp set, with Smokey Slate, stamp the moon onto the background. Add the bats and sentiment with Basic Black and add it to the card. That is all there is too it!! (Well, except for the inside and the envelope!)

Now on to my second project. I should warn you that this time I used some of my retired items, but I bet that if you don't also own them, you will have something that you can use.

This base is Elegant Eggplant, same dimensions as before and my usual go to card size. First for the image, cut 3 5/8" x 4 1/8". Start by sponging Daffodil Delight all over the top 3/4 of the cardstock, leaving a small circular area uninked. Then I added a 1 1/4" mask over the white area, which is a bit smaller than the mask, sponge around the mask outward with Peek-a-boo Peach. Remove the mask and soften the outline a bit with the same sponge. Now sponge with Pumpkin Pie a bit farther out from the circle, then Tangerine Tango around the edges. Using Momento Black ink, sponge the very edges and the bottom part of the of the card stock. (NOTE: Don't sponge a straight line.)

Stamp the image from House of Haunts (retired) and the bats from Spooky Fun stamp set with Black. You may need to sponge a bit more black around the tree bottom to even out the coloring for a more natural look. Now attach this to a piece of Smokey Slate, 3 3/4" x 4 1/4".

Wrap the Halloween Night Bakers Twine (you actually get two different spools) around the matted piece three times, attaching the ends at the back. Create a three loop bow and glue to the twine. Place dimensionals onto the back and position on to the card base. Stamp the sentiment (also from the retired set) in the lower right hand side of the card base with Black ink. Decorate the inside and the envelope. And don't forget to sign your artwork, somewhere!!

I actally used another retired stamp set called Best of Haunts to decorate the inside and the envelope. It has a smaller version of the same image!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think of today's samples!

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