Category Archives: Halloween

Creature Feature

  • Stamps – My Favorite Things – “Witch Way Candy?”
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix – “Cobwebs”
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

This card design was very simple because all of the cute creatures with a backdrop of an embossed spiderweb stole the show.

I colored and hand-cut all of the stamped images, because I had not purchased the matching dies. I’ve remedied this poor decision by recently acquiring the dies with a gift card that I won from My Favorite Things!

The coloring took the most time, blending Copics. Once I colored and cut all of the pieces, the next challenge was arranging them to my liking. I popped up the bat with dimensional adhesive so he is fairly flying.

Thanks for visiting and, even though it is nearly over, Happy Halloween!

 

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Frost on the pumpkin

  • Paper mache’ pumpkin – Fab Lab
  • Dina Wakley Media white gesso
  • Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints – Cheddar, Ruby, Umber, Tangerine, and Evergreen
  • Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint – Sparks Ginger Magic
  • Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint – Opal Magic Violet Green
  • Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste – White Sand
  • Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax – Rich Copper
  • Finnabair Art Basics 3D Matte Gel
  • Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass Glitter – Pearl

I bought this paper mache’ pumpkin for 70% off a couple of weeks ago and had no specific plan. I just thought it would be fun to paint it and use some of the many mediums I have collected! I also saw John Creighton Petersen’s magical pumpkin last week and was inspired.

So I started applying layers of paint and texture, beginning with gesso and then with a variety of Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints. Then I started adding some sparkle and shine with some Prima paints, followed by some White Sand Finnabair texture paste. That stuff really gave it the effect I was looking for. I added some more paint here and there and then applied the Prima Rich Copper Metallique Wax to add some shadows and color variation. Finally, I added 3D Matte Gel to the top of the pumpkin and partway down in spots and patted on (carefully!) the pearl glass glitter. It made it look like there is frost on my pumpkin! Great fun!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween!


Eek!

  • Die-cuts – K & Company “Rob and Bob Halloween Words & Icons”
  • Patterned paper – Doodlebug Design, Inc. “BooVille”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Design, Inc.
  • Cardstock – Paper Arts

I created this simple gatefold card using items I’ve had in my crafty stash for a while. Cardstock die-cuts featuring goofy, yet spooky characters and festive patterned paper made the card-front bright. Sequins give the card a little sparkle and they bring out the bright colors in the paper used.

On the right, you can see inside the card, where there is another die-cut. Thanks for visiting!

Challenge: Glitter ‘n Sparkle Challenge Blog – Challenge #273:¬†Halloween.

 

 

 


Scaredy Cat Trick-or-Treat

  • Stamps –
    • Art Impressions “Meow-lloween” set
    • Lawn Fawn “Spooktacular” (sentiment)
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Boo to You”
  • Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs “Beaded Circle Frames”
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Neenah Solar White
  • Copic markers

I enjoyed using this Halloween inspired embossing folder that I’ve had in my stash for some time! To emphasize the details, I applied black ink over each circle with a sponge dauber. I stamped and colored the cat and bat, then added them to the black¬† “frame” I’d created using leftovers from cutting the Beaded Circle Frames die-cuts for another project. I added the sentiment and tied the card up in a ribbon to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Fright Night

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  • Die cuts – K & Co. Rob and Bob “Halloween Words and Icons”
  • Embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers “Gemstones”
  • Patterned paper – Pebbles “Trick or Treat”
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Seedless Preserves
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

This is another card I created with the Halloween die-cuts that I’ve had for a number of years. The background is dry embossed with distress ink applied to the “hills” of the texture. This adds a subtle purple outline of the pattern on the grey cardstock. I sprayed it all with Perfect Pearls mist to give it a nice sheen. Thanks for visiting.


Happy Halloween!

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  • Die cuts – K&Co. – Rob & Bob Halloween Words and Icons
  • Patterned paper – Graphic 45 – “Twas the Night Before Christmas” collection
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Distress Ink – Black soot

This is a super simple card featuring some die cuts that I’ve had in my stash for a long time. I think more cards using these will be coming! My creative mojo has escaped me, so I’m keeping it simple. I inked the edges with black Distress Ink and scattered a few sequins to dress it up a bit. I thought it was kind of funny that i used some paper from a Christmas collection for the background on a Halloween card! Thanks for stopping by!

 


Halloween Mouse

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  • Stamps – Penny Black “Halloween Critters”
  • Patterned Paper – MME “Happy Haunting”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Ribbon – Michaels
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Glossy Accents

I made this Halloween card for a swap with an online card group I belong to. I colored the image with Copics and cut it out, placing it on top of the same image that was stamped on the pale blue cardstock. I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the yellow moon for some shine. A pretty simple card with a cute little mouse. Thanks for stopping by.