While not really the time of year you might think of to send cards to people, Halloween can be a great excuse to whip up some fun cards! I’ve picked up a decent collection of Halloween stamps over time, plus some fun stickers and embellishments. I decided to have some fun and get crafty with a tri-fold card!
Time to Get Crafty with Cards!
Large Swirls stamp
Halloween kitty Digital stamp
Cauldron digital stamp
Halloween spider stamp
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 12
A lot of work went into this one. I actually adhered two pieces of cardstock to each other – orange for the outside and beige for the inside. I used a large swirls stamp and black Versamark ink to create the swirly design, and followed it up with heated clear embossing powder for the glossy finish. I like the Versamark fine ink because it does such a great job on detailed stamps.
Spellbinders Nestabilities dies were perfect to make my “windows”. I just picked two dies directly nested so one window was larger than the other.
The row of potions about the window on the stone shelf were cut from a stickers strip, and the bat is a sticker as well. I also ran black ink along the edges of the “windows”.
The kitty and cauldron are digital stamps – I found the kitty here at the Graphics Fairy, and the Cauldron here. I merged the two so the kitty appears to be sitting in the cauldron, and drew the water lines. I also used a technique called “paper pieceing” where I printed the images out on different papers and adhered them all together. That’s why the kitty has such a fancy hat, lol.
The stone walls of the dungeon he’s in were just hand drawn on and inked. I also drew the little bench and the broom, and used colored pencils and watercolors to finish the look. The Halloween sentiment and spider were stamps.
A lot of effort for one card, I admit, but I love the end result! Do you like to get crafty with cards?
Which of these techniques would you want to try?
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