Sunday, September 20, 2009

Halloween Cards

I never thought that I would be making cards let alone Halloween cards. I got into card making because I was looking for a quick project that I could finish in a couple of hours. I had delved into scrap booking several years ago but lost interest in it. Card making was perfect because I could use those cool scrap book supplies and embellishments in my projects. Here are some of my Halloween cards.

Here are two of the cards that I finished this weekend. I'm including the directions for both cards.

Witch Card: Supplies: Martha Stewart Halloween border punch; cream, black and purple card stock; Basic Grey Halloween paper;stamps by Inky Antics; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; ribbon; color pencils.

Stamp witch on white card stock using black ink, place a mask of the witch over the stamped image and stamp the pumpkin. Color the witch and pumpkin with color pencils and cut out images.

Spray black card stock with Raven Glimmer Mist and let it dry. Spray the card stock again with Sea Glass Glimmer Mist and let it dry.

Mat tree patterned Halloween paper to black card stock and then mat onto purple card stock.
Glue witch and pumpkin on the tree patterned paper at the base of the trees. Stamp bats in the trees.

Punch Boo border out of black card stock and mount across the top of the purple mat. Punch border out of white card stock and cut out ghosts. Glue the ghosts over the black ghosts.
Spray the entire card with Pearl Glimmer Mist. Allow to dry and embellish with a bow.

Ghost Card: Supplies: Hero Arts Stamp; Basic Grey Halloween paper; orange, green, black and purple card stock; Martha Stewart Halloween border punch; Cuttlebug embossing folder; oval punch; chalk; ribbon and sandpaper.

Stamp ghost onto white card stock with black ink.

Punch an oval out of the center of a square of bat print card stock. Mount bat card stock over ghost image. Color white oval surrounding ghost with chalk.

Frame bat card stock with a border of black, orange and black card stock. Punch boo border out of black card stock and adhere to top of the frame behind the black border. Mount onto green card stock.

Emboss purple card stock and adhere to front of card. Lightly sand the image to highlight the circles.
Glue the green card stock onto the purple embossed card stock. Embellish with a bow.