Halloween card

Last weekend while A was sleeping off her cold, I wandered up to the craft room. Among other things, I worked out the Halloween card for this year. Sadly, I did not work out how to take good photos, but here is what I took, along with step by step directions of a pretty easy card to make.

halloween step 1
Using a 5.5 by 4.25 piece of medium to light gray smooth finish card stock, black ink and a new Hero Arts stamp I recently got, I stamped the row of houses along the bottom of the cardstock.

halloween step 2

Using a dark gray spectrum noir alcohol pen, I cleaned up the light spots in the stamping. Then, using a medium gray spectrum noir pen, I made the windows darker than the base paper.

halloween step 3

I added a two-inch circle cut of a creamy pale gold paper for a moon, and used some green smooch paint to paint two of the windows on the larger house. Let it dry.

halloween step 4

Then, I cut a piece of white vellum to 5.25 by 5.5, and wrapped it around the base of the card, taping it in back.

Stamped a ghost (old stamp, I have no idea of its origin) in white ink, angled so the tail of the ghost is coming out of the green windows, and outlined the image with white glitter. In real life, the green windows are more visible than they are in this photo.

Let it dry.

Then I just attached this piece to the front of folded card (8.5 by 5.5, folded to a 4.25 by 5.5 card), and it was done.

I had originally planned to stamp a witch or a bat in front of the moon, but I kind of like this just the way it is.

This is a good card for mass production, and so I will make a dozen or so to send to the family in a week or two.

10 thoughts on “Halloween card”

  1. I admire your creativity and artistic ability – I could spend a fortune in the card stock/stamp/pen aisles and still come up with stick figures! LOL

    1. lol I hear you. There are plenty of things that happen in the craft room that don’t get revealed, believe me. and I can’t draw even stick figures, so I get frustrated sometimes when no one made a stamp or a pattern of paper to match my vision, because I can’t do it, so I need someone else’s creativity to help me out. 🙂

    1. interesting… it wouldn’t take much difference – just a snowier scene, as opposed to gray and gloomy! I had been thinking that I could use the stamp for Christmas, and decorate one of the houses, but I didn’t think of the sleigh angle! I’ll see what I can come up with.

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