Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fall/Halloween Cards

October is rushing by. I had my cousin (Ginger) from WA and her best friend (Mary) from CA here for three weeks and we stamped like crazy. Here are some cards I came up with while they were here. On this first one I used the darling scarecrow from the "Everyday Events" stamp set. He was so easy to color. Anyway, ALL stamps, papers, etc. that I use on my cards are from The Angel Company. The front of this card is folded in half so it pulls out from the left to reveal the inside of the card. I used the coluzzle on this card as well.

What you probably can't see on this card is that I used Crystal Stickles (the glitter glue that TAC carries) on the bubbles coming out of the caldron. This cute little witchie-poo comes from the stamp set called "You're a Treat". I love using orange, purple and black on my Halloween cards. If you've made some TAC Halloween cards, I'd love for you to share them with me.

The words on this card come from a non-Halloween stamp set that's called "Creepy Crawlies" but I thought it went well with the spider. Since it is so hard to punch through multiple layers of cardstock, I cut a 1" strip of printed paper and punched three squares in it. Then I adhered it to the front of my card and punched the squares again to get rid of the white cardstock beneath and create a peek-a-boo look. I stamped the left front side of my card and I was done. Quick, simple but eye-catching.

I know that traditionally the word 'boo' is used with ghosts but since this bat looks so scary, I went for it. The scrap of decorative paper from the 8"x 8" Simply Spooky paper pack was 'sewn' to the page with one of the stamps from "Running Stitches". I will use Crystal Lacquer on the bat's teeth to give some much needed dimension. To keep the bottle from clogging when done, wipe off the top and then blow into the bottle to remove the lacquer from the nozzle.

This monochromatic card is my last and probably least favorite of the bunch. It really DOES look better than the photograph shows it! To begin, tear off about 1" of the white cardstock on the front left of the card, ink the torn edge and set it aside (opened) so the ink will dry and not make a messy line on the inside of your card. To quicken the process, use your heat tool. I make 10-20 duplicate cards so by the time I'm ready to continue, the ink has already had time to dry. Place a 1-1/2" strip of printed paper on the inside (left) of the card and you're done!

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