I think it’s acceptably close to October to start making and sharing Halloween cards, don’t you? I’ll be making a few designs this year, so keep checking back to see all the cards I make for this holiday.
First off, two of my friends had babies this year, so they both have little boys who are only a few months old. I wanted to make Halloween cards for both of them to celebrate their first Halloween, so I didn’t want anything scary – it had to be too cute to spook!
In August 2012 Deasy Designs launched two photopolymer stamp sets – Boo To You and Happy Winter. They sold out really quickly, so I ordered the Boo To You on backorder & they arrived & were just too cute for words!!! So I think it’s high time I made a card with the set. Unfortunately I don’t think Deasy Designs are available as clear stamps, but they are available as digis.
First of all I cut a panel of white card to fit on the front of an A5 card and stamped the moon with bats and the spooky landscape on the white card, then again on a Post-It Note and fussy cut them to make masks. I inked the cardstock in Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord. Then I left it to dry overnight. The next day I stamped the stars on the background, they are from the Waltzingmouse Stamps ‘Midnight Feast‘ set.
At first I was going to do two identical cards, and then I thought I would make one with the witch and the other with the ghosts & sentiment. I inked the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink & die cut the speech bubble from Lawn Fawn ‘A Birdie Told Me‘ Lawn Cuts. I stamped the ghosts & the witch on white card stock, I made another mask for her & stamped the broom & cat. I coloured the ghosts with ZIG Wink of Stella brush in White and Black, then cut them out. I coloured the witch in Promarkers; Blush, Oatmeal, Wild Cranberry, Gold, Pumpkin, Orange, Plum, Slate, Cool Grey 3, 4 and 5 and Walnut and Chestnut for the broom (the cat’s eyes are Sunflower).
I realised that the cat was quite fiddly to cut out, so I cut off it’s whiskers & tail, then when I had worked out where I wanted the witch I stamped the cat on the background & glued the cat over the top of it so the whiskers & tail were in the right place 🙂
Last but not least, I glued the background to the black card base, attached a white panel inside for my message & stamped the moon with bats on the envelope flaps.
What do you think? Aren’t the images just the cutest?