Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Cards 2012

I had an opportunity yesterday to sit down and work on creating some Halloween cards.  I really LOVE Halloween, so I always look forward to making cards every year.  There is just soooo much fun stuff that comes out at this time of year, and it's really hard for me to resist most of it, although I was a very good girl this year and didn't buy too much at all beyond the stamps I wanted to use this year.  Speaking of stamps, the majority of images I used were from Inkadinkado's Halloween releases. I also incorporated crepe paper into the cards this year to give a ruffley texture to them.  I've really been into using it lately, I need to curb myself!  :)  I made 7 different designs this year, here's the first batch.

I made some of the cards vertical, and some horizontal.  I went with really bold colors this year and had fun coloring the images with my favorite Copic markers.  All images were stamped with Memento dye ink so the alcohol in the Copics does not make the stamped lines bleed.  Here's the second half of the batch.

The pumpkin card in this second set uses some fun eyeglass and mustache brads that I found this summer.  He's an angry pumpkin in disguise!  The web card used an embossing plate for the Big Shot machine that I also picked up this summer.  I am going to have to watch the quality of card stock that I use in that thing because it almost ripped the paper inbetween the pieces of the web.  I didn't have a spider punch to put a spider in the web, so I decided to use a variety of other items to have caught in the web and the inside sentiment (not pictured) says "Gimmie the candy and no one will get hurt!"  Cute I thought.  Overall, I had a great time making these and I could have kept going and made a whole bunch more, but didn't have the time.  Maybe I'll find some time later this week (doubtful though!).  But a girl can dream right?!

1 comment:

  1. Oh they are so much fun. I really like the spider web one in the second group of pictures.