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.
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.
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.
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.