18 October 2009

More weekend creativeness…

I hate to admit that I’ve squandered this beautiful Sunday sitting inside making cards, but there you have it! I have some Halloween cards to show you. I’ve always sent Halloween cards to my nieces and nephew and have handmade them for the last few years. These are the cards I’m sending them this year.

This is my first attempt at a stair step card. I stamped the fence and monster silhouettes, embossed them, and cut them out (at least partially). That accounts for the glare on the monsters—sorry about that! The pumpkins, haunted house, and bats are Tim Holtz grungeboard painted with black acrylic paint. I sponged some yellow over the blue behind the house to give it an eerie green glow, but am not sure it looks that good. Oh well. I cased a card from Bad Sherry on SCS—hers is definitely better! You can’t see the sentiment between the pumpkins very well, but it says, “Bugs and Hisses!”

Casey Halloween

Here’s the next one. I used SCS sketch SC240. The stamp is Impression Obsession and in case you can’t see it, the charm has a skull and crossbones and says “Beware.” I picked these charms up awhile back—I think at Archiver’s. The paper is the new Basic Grey Eerie. 

Tyler Halloween

This one gave me fits—I couldn’t quite figure out what to do with it. I knew I wanted to use this Edgar Allen Poe image from Oxford Impressions, but didn’t know what else to do. The Graphic 45 paper was pretty fabulous on its own, but I embellished it with some spider web stamps, a raven, and a spider. The black border on the right is chipboard cut with the Cuttlebug, as is the frame. The border was inked with black ink and the frame was painted with Antique Brass Crackle Paint. “Nevermore” was stamped on a piece of parchment looking paper that was torn and distressed. I attached another one of those cute charms—this one has a spider and says, “Creepy.” What do you think?

Morgan Halloween

That’s it for this weekend—be sure to show me some of your creations soon!