10/28/09

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Even though I don’t decorate the house anymore, I still love making cards for the occasion. I finally got them in the mail today and hope everyone receives them on time. The one day our mail carrier arrives early – so I took them to the PO and dropped them in the box inside. Since there are several different designs I am ok with posting them here before anyone receives them because no one knows who’s getting what. So, here they are in all of their glory:

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This is a CASE of a card I saw on someone’s blog (but, as usual, I can’t remember whose). I used the Nestabilities die that is similar to the Top Note die for the head and hair, and the rest is done with circle punches. The spiky bangs are cut with scissors. I am no good with scissors, but this was pretty hard to mess up! The mouth and scars are drawn with a Micro pen, I used a white and the spider web on the background is an Inkadinkado stamp.

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Lizzie Anne Designs stamp for the verse – I won it as blog candy last year, the spider web behind the verse is an Inkadinkado clear stamp, MS Spider Web Border and Bat punches, ghosts punched with a Punch Bunch punch.

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I do lurv the kittehs. Penny Black kitty wizard, MS Drippy Goo border punch, BG Eerie paper, Hero Arts Metallic Purple Flat Gems.

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Memory Box web and spider stamp, I don’t know who makes the Happy Halloween stamp, sorry. Black Stickles on the spiders, but it doesn’t show up well in the photo.

And now for my personal favorite:

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Inkadinkado stamp, sponged with Concord and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, Nestabilities Labels Die (I forget the #), the graveyard was cut using the Silhouette.

If I hadn’t bought other Halloween stamps and felt guilty for not using them, I would have made all of them like the last one. I really like the way that one turned out. The Distress Inks are so wonderful for sponging!

I saw a tissue paper flower on a blog and thought I’d give it a try. It’s more trouble than it appears to be because the tissue paper becomes a little hard to separate once it’s run through the Big Shot, but the results are very pretty. I need to use more tissue paper next time, though, for a fluffier flower. This was my first attempt.

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I used yellow and coral inks for brayering onto the tissue paper and you can see the various colors better in person. I wonder how it would look with some paper napkins. Perhaps some with a Monet-like watercolor print. Hmmmm….I wonder if I have any of those left. Or – maybe start with a solid color napkin and just brayer on one other color. Just trying to think of ways to save time and effort :-) Suggestions?

5 comments:

  1. Wow, what some great Halloween cards....I love them ALL! :) You are certainly gonna brighten up some lucky mailboxes. :) LOVE the purple and black one with the bird and the grave yard at the bottom. Now you have me wanting that punch (Martha Stewart isn't it?)!!!! :) The Frank one is super cute too!

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  2. Got my card today! Thank you. Now I feel guilty! I love Halloween too but just didn't get around to making cards - or rather to sending them!! Oh well .... there's always next year. But you made my day when I received your great card.

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  3. What fabulous creations ... I really love the spider webs and the gorgeous tissue flower.

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  4. Wow, Wow, and then some more Wow! Your Halloween cards are all so different and wonderful in their own rights! But I'm with you kiddo, you absolutely created a masterpiece with that last card. It is simply haunting. Best, Curt

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  5. Well, I like them all and I think the flower is lovely!

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