Halloween Cards… Lot’s of them

Happy Halloween…. almost! I got a new stamp set if you saw my Halloween Thank You post and that just got me rolling on making Halloween cards. I love Halloween and I intend to send cards every year but it doesn’t always happen. So hang on tight because here I go.

Uh oh I am kind of forgetting how I did this. I think I stamped the two pumpkins and the things with them first along with the spider web. I colored the pumpkins with Copics.

Then I made masks to cover them up so I could ink blend the background using Oxide Distress ink. I then ended up tracing over the outlines to make them a little more bold.

I stamped the sentiment and wasn’t happy with it but moved things around so I tried to line up the sentiment again to stamp it again. I was close but not quite but I think you can get away with a shadow look for a Halloween card. Then I ink blended around the sentiment with yellow to help make it stand out.

Supplies: Hampton Art Halloween stamp set, Oxide Distress Ink, Copic markers

This one was fun once I got the background figured out. Cutesy doesn’t go with this pumpkins. The background is ink blended with Oxide Distress inks. Then I stamped on it with a text stamp, the spider webs, spider and sentiment.

Probably the most fun was making that fence. I had a fence die cut but I wanted more to it. First I used some Chunky Metallic embossing powder on it. Then I wanted more black to it so I put on another layer of the metallic embossing powder and sprinkled some black embossing powder on it too. It came out pretty cool. A bit more shiny than I would like but I still really like it.

The pumpkins are stamped and then colored with Copic pens. I cut them out by hand. I actually have dies for them but I don’t always want to white edge.

Supplies: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mini Halloween 3 (webs, spider, 2 other images), Sizzix/Tim Holtz Jack-O-Lantern stamp set, Stampendous Chunky Metallic Embossing Enamel, Copic pens, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set (sentiment), Hero Arts La Letter text stamp

This one is a lot like my Halloween Thank You card posted here.  The background is ink blended and splattered with water. I inked around the edges of the card with the purple ink.

All the stamps are from the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Halloween 3 stamp set.

Supplies: Oxide Distress ink most likely, Stampers Anonymous set mentioned above.

Here’s a card with Hero Arts Reactive ink blending for the background. I stamped the spider web over the ink blending. I stamped a Crazy Bird and the accessories and colored them with Copics. I die cut two layers for the sentiment.

Supplies: Inkadinkado Spiderwebs stamp set, Hero Arts Reactive Ink, Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy stamp set, Hero Arts Halloween Trimmings stamp & die set Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Crazy Things stamp set (pumpkin & witches hat)

This image is so cute and I colored it some time ago with Copics. Another one I am finally using from my stash. The background is Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The sentiment is die cut maybe two times and glued together. The hen and the mat are cut out with Spellbinders dies.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Paper, La-La Land Crafts Clover on Pumpkins stamp, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Circle dies, Hero Arts Halloween Trimmings stamp & die set

This cute little image is by La-La Land Crafts and I got this when I took a class with Irina the owner of La-La Land at a local store. It was a Copics class and I didn’t think I liked coloring with them because it was to hard to do. Well fast forward and don’t ask how many Copics I have and how often I use them. Lots! I am not that big of a fan of what I call dolly kind of images but I love this one and I think Irina is very talented. So on to the card…. I colored Marci with Copics. I cut her and the mat out with a die. I stamped the sentiment.

Suuplies: Basic Grey Patterned Paper, Hampton Art Halloween set (sentiment), La-La Land Crafts Witch Marci, Copic Pens, My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangles Dies

An easy one with no stamping or die cutting. What? I love this Authentique paper and this image is perfect to send to my sister-in-law. It took me longer to figure out how to lay it out than to put it together. My brain wants to center everything which can get kind of boring. I inked around the edge of the orange paper.

Supplies: Authentique Enchanted Halloween Patterned Paper, Black Ink, Twine

I found this stamp in Southern California in a store that was closing. I live in Northern California and I was down visiting my Dad and his girlfriend. Such a cute scene. I colored the scene with Copics. I heat embossed the sentiment. I forgot to powder before embossing which I do about half the time. I figure with Halloween designs they can get away with things being a little off.

Supplies: Northwoods Rubber Stamp Halloween Scene, Copic Pens, Hampton Arts Halloween stamp set (sentiment), Sparkle and Sprinkle Tuscan Star Embossing Powder.

For this card I found that spider web die cut in my stash so I found papers that go with it to make the card. The sentiment has 3 layers of paper layered together the bottom two are black. I stamped Mr. Bones, his tie and hat on paper that was part of the same line. I glued black paper on the back of the skull, tie, hat to give a bit more dimension. I cut all of those out by hand. I added gold and the black Glaze (Jelly Roll pens) to the hat.

Supplies: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Halloween stamp set, Jelly Roll Metallic Gold and Black Glaze pens, Hero Arts Halloween Trimmings stamp & cut set (sentiment), Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Crazy Things stamp set (hat & bow tie) 

I guess I liked Mr. Bones.. At first I was thinking what am I going to do with this stamp. I like how both of my Mr. Bones cards turned out. The spider web I made some time ago with an embossing folder and it looks like I inked the folder. This is the debossed side. I stamped Mr. Bones and die cut around him. I colored the hat and bow tie with Copics and cut them out by hand. The sentiment is die cut from white paper and colored with a Copic pen. There is a bit of gold from a metallic Jelly Roll pen on the hat.

Supplies: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Halloween stamp set, Jelly Roll Metallic Gold pen, Hero Arts Halloween Trimmings stamp & cut set (sentiment), Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Crazy Things stamp set (hat & bow tie), Sizzix Spider Web embossing folder, Spellbinders Oval die

Ok if you are still with me this is the last one.

This is a stamp from Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp. It is a SSS/Brutus Monroe stamp set called Autumn Greetings. I pretty closely copied Nichol Spohr’s card because I love her card so much and the other one that she created. That is what made me hit the button and get this stamp. Take a look here to see her cards! The scene is colored with Copic pens and I used a black Glaze pen on the bats on the moon and the pumpkin face. The base of the globe is also colored with Copics. The sentiment is heat embossed from the same set. Over the scene I put Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer. I need to practice that some more..  The background is ink blended with Oxide Distress inks. I splattered a little shimmer spray on the background by spraying a bit on my craft mat and using a little paint brush. The stars.. I added them but I am not crazy about them.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp/Brutus Monroe Autumn Greetings stamp set, Copic Pens, Jelly Roll Black Glaze pen, Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen, Oxide Distress Ink, Judikins Black Detail Embossing Powder, Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz

***If you made it to the end can you answer two questions in the comments?

Which card do you like best?

Is there too many cards in this post and would it be better to put maybe 3 in a post?***

Thanks so much for looking! I had lot’s of fun and somehow lot’s of ideas came to me.

 

 

 

 

 

World Cardmaking Day – Halloween Fun

Here  I am with a card for World Cardmaking Day! Not bad since I am away from home with limited supplies. I will update my post with a better photo & details.


 

Photo taken at night with my phone…. Better one below.

 

A better photo taken in the daylight with my camera instead of my phone.

For the background on this card I used Hero Arts Reactive inks.

The spider web was then stamped over the blended ink.

The owl I colored with Copics and a gold Gelly Roll pen. I cut out the owl by hand.

The sentiment is stamped using Versafine ink.

Submitted for the Love Handmade Cards October Challenge in Flickr.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Reactive inks
  • Inkadinkado Spiderwebs stamp set
  • Hampton Art stamp set – owl and sentiment
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink

Halloween Hug in a Mug

Howdy! We are now into fall which brings thoughts of Halloween, leaves turning colors and Thanksgiving. I love to decorate for Halloween (fun not gory) and I am still thinking about all the fun coffee cards from last weekend so I combine the two. Here is a Halloween coffee card for you.

I started out making the mugs which are digital images by Sugartree stamps. I used the mug outlines for these. There are 11 different cups of coffee in this set, some with sayings, some blank and some with designs on them. I used Paint 3D and sized the mugs. I used words from the Hero Arts Spooky Labels digital kit and the little pumpkin from the Hero Arts Haunted digital kit to decorate the mugs. I printed the images on Neenah paper colored them using Copic pens. I cut them out by hand.

The panel right behind the mugs was fun to create. I used the Hero Arts Wood Floor bold print stamp to create the pattern in orange, purple and green inks. I used my Misti and stamped horizontal with the first color. I turned the paper so that the next stamp ended up vertical with the second color of ink. I turned the paper one more time for the third color for a diagonal. I like the pattern it made and it would work for many different situations by just using different ink colors.

The orange and purple layers are patterned paper from my stash. The green background paper is from my stash. I rounded the corners and cut the shapes using a Bo Bunny die.

The middle coffee cup is glued flat on the pattern panel. The other two mugs are raised with Glue Dots.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards Challenge for October. The theme is Anything Goes.

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Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit

Hello! Halloween is right around the corner so here is a little spooky fun for you. I had fun working with these Hero Arts digital images from the Haunted Kit. You can get these images along with several others in the Haunted kit at the a2z Scrapbooking’s Etsy store.

Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit

What I did first is use a ink blending tool to apply Oxide Distress ink in Shaded Lilac on some Neenah white paper. I let it dry good overnight. Not that it takes anywhere near that long but I just wanted to be sure since I was going to send it thru the printer. Using Word I arranged the haunted house, bats and pumpkins to print them out. The pumpkins were not part of the scene since I wanted to cut them out. I put the inked paper in my printer and printed the house and bats right on the Neenah paper. I printed the pumpkins on another area of the paper that was not inked.

When I got to working more with my design I didn’t really like the background color. Again using a ink blending tool I went over the lighter purple with Oxide Distress ink in Wilted Violet. You have to be careful and not go over the printed areas to much. I think the double inking made the sky look more blustery like a Halloween night.

For the house I used a glaze pen to color in all the windows. It leaves a shiny slightly raised look.

For the pumpkins I cut them out and colored over the stem with a Copic marker to make it more brown. For the face I filled in those areas with Nuvo drops in Dandelion Yellow. It’s a little more raised than the glaze pen windows. I had a cat cut out too but it just wasn’t working for me so the cat did not make it on to the card.

For the sentiment I was trying something that worked out really nice. First of all I want to mention that this sentiment is in the Spooky Labels digital kit but I used the exact same stamp in the wood block version. So… I first stamped Happy Halloween using a yellow/orange Oxide ink. Well it did not show up that well. So I thought I will try to stamp over it using my wood block stamp using black ink. We all know lining up with wood block stamps is not going to happen. I was lucky to land very evenly with the stamp and what happened is I ended up with a shadow around the sentiment that I think looks pretty cool. Love those oh wow moments.

Supplies:

Halloween Cards

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I managed to make a few Halloween cards. The last one is just a panel not a card. The first three I made using Elizabeth Craft Designs peel-off stickers. I stuck them down on white paper and colored in all the images with Copics. The sentiment is a die from the September 2016 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. The shape behind the images is cut with a Spellbinders die. The patterned papers are from my huge stash. The last one was a little fun thing to put in a goodie bag that I gave to my neighbor. For that I stamped a web from an Inkadinkadoo set. The rest of the stamping was images from the September Hero Arts kit.

Halloween Card #7

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The last of the Halloween cards for this year. I made this for my sister-in-law. When I see this type of image I think of her. The image, which I think is really cute, is from some Authentique scrapbooking paper. I cut the edge of the black mat with a good old pair of scissors (Fiskars Stamp), you know the ones you bought to many of in the beginning of collecting supplies. The checkered paper is from Graphic 45 and the green paper is from the Eerie line by Basic Grey. The boo is from a My Mind’s Eye Halloween set of embellishments. Then there is the twine and button.

Halloween #6

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Since I love Halloween I made several cards and most of them different than the others. The background I made from one of the lessons in the Back-Ground Check class from Online Card Classes. It is done on watercolor paper. The fence is a Jolee embellishment. The tree is cut with a Memory Box die called Small Alder Tree. The spider web is a Inkadinkadoo stamp and bats are from Hampton Art Halloween set (SC0658). The Hero Arts stamp is Scary Happy Halloween (D397) from 1993. The pumpkin is a Hippo Heart stamp. I must of stamped at least 10 pumpkins on various papers, with various inks and different pumpkins to finally get the one I liked. Some of you know how that goes.

Basic Grey Halloween Card

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I love all things Halloween except the gory stuff. To be honest I pretty much copied this card close to exactly. The card was in a Card Creations magazine from 2010 (Volume 8) page 79. I really like these magazines and I have almost every one of them. Now when I look at them I recognize some of the designers names from following card making the last couple years. Anyway… I had all the paper from Basic Grey to make this so why not. The top and bottom strips and the moon are cut from the Basic Grey paper called Eerie. The house and the circle strips are from a sticker sheet also Eerie. The differences are I stamped my sentiment and in the magazine she used letter stickers and it said Trick or Treat. The other difference is she used a sticker that had the moon and a witch. I punched out the moon and stamped the bat on it. I really like this line of papers.