Halloween Greeting Cards
Hello and welcome back crafty friends, I hope your are having an awesome day today.
On today’s Blog I’d like to share with you three very simple Spooky and not so Spooky Halloween cards featuring stamp sets and coordinated dies by Simon Says Stamp Even though I’m not really a person that is so much into the Halloween celebration I did have fun creating these three cards. I’ll be listing of all products used on this post down below. So let’s get started!
Hand lettered Halloween stamp set
BWAHAHA!! Stamp & Die set
If the Hat Fits Stamp & Die set
Spider Web Background Stamp
Distress Oxide Inks
Glow in the Dark WOW! Embossing Powder
Pink Fizz WOW! Embossing Glitter
WOW! Embossing Pad
Raven Embossing Powder
Raspberry Mix Jewels
Halloween Crystal Collection
Blackberry Mix Jewels
Black Water Ink
Black Ink Pad
For the first example, I started by inking it up an A2 size of Sthrathmore Bristol Smooth card panel with a blending tool along with distress oxide inks in the colors Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot. The blending was pretty simple as I started from the center to the outer part of the card panel . Also, I added the oxidized effect by spraying a few drops of water as you can see in the picture above. Once the card panel was dry out, I added a few splatter by using black ink. Next I stamped one of sentiments from the HandLettered stamp set with black ink right in the middle of the card panel. But after the stamping I noticed, that the black stamping itself wasn’t standing out. So I decided to black heat embossed it for a shiny look instead, followed I stamped two more sentiments from the BWAHAHA!! stamp set one on top, and the other underneth creating a very playful sentiment. Last but not least I stamped, and black heat embossed the pumpkin on one of the sides of the card panel.
For the card layout I kept it very simple by adhering the backed on the card panel to a top folding A2 size white card base with liquid glue, and by adding a few jewels here and there from the Halloween Crystal collection by Lucy’s cards.
For the second example, I created a very girly spooky Halloween card by pink heat embossing a black A2 size card panel. So, to begin with I started by inking it up the Spider Web background stamp with the embossing pad, followed I heat setting it with the WOW! Pink Fizz embossing glitter. Next I stamped the Hat from the If the Hat Fits stamp set in a piece of white cardstock with a copic friendly black ink, as I was going to use Copic markers for the coloring part. The colors that I used were T2, T4, T6, T8, RV04, RV06, RV09 and RV19. After coloring the hat, I stamped with black ink one of the sentiments from the same If the Hat Fits stamp set along with another sentiments from the Handlettered stamp set, and I fussy cut them both, as you can see in the picture above.
For the card layout, I made it simple by adhering the backed of the card panel to an A2 size side folding white card base with liquid glue. Next I adhered the backed of the hat and both sentiments with foam mounting tape just to add a little bit of dimension to the card. Last but not least I added a few highlights to the hat by using a white gel pen. And to finish it up I adhered a few of the Raspberry jewels here in there. (Raspberry jewels by Lucy’s cards)
Hooray! I’m thrilled to share with you the very first H9.25’’ X W4.0 card size that I’ve created for this Spooky Blog post! He he…So for the third example, I started by cutting down the card panel out of a Sthrathmore paper sheet at W3.75’’ X H9.0’’ Next I inked it up the whole card panel by using ink blending tools and distress oxide inks in the colors Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Faded Jeans. I blended them all until the lines were slightly seamless. After the ink blending, I set the card panel aside for the inks to dry out. In the meanwhile I stamped the house from the BWA HA HA!! stamp set with black ink in a piece of white cardstock and I did a very simple Copic coloring with Y11, Y13 and Y17 to all of the white spaces creating the light reflection showing up from the inside of the house. Once I was done coloring the windows, I used the coordinated die to cut out the house. Then I came back to the card panel, and I started the stamping. First I stamped and black heat embossed the Happy Halloween from the Handlettered stamp set keeping in mind the placement of the house. Then I stamped the metal fence from the stamp set in each side of the card panel and one grave on each side of the house. Last but not least for the stamping part I stamped a few flying bats here and there.
Before I adhered the card panel to the white card base that I had it previously scored and cut it at H 9.25’’ X W 4.0’’ I heat embossed a few stars with WOW! Glow in the Dark embossing powder. And to make it even more dramatic I stamped the moon with Squeezed Lemonade in a piece of white cardstock and while the ink was wet I added the Glow in the Dark powder. I repeated this step 3X as I wanted to achieve a glowing Full Moon as you can see in the picture down below.
Once the moon was heat embossed I used the coordinated die to cut it out, and I adhered the backed of it with liquid glue next to the Happy Halloween black embossed sentiment. Then I added a few splatters of white paint and I adhered the backed of the card panel with double sided tape to the white card base. To finish it up I adhered the backed of the house with liquid glue to the card along with the Blackberry jewels by Lucy’s cards.
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I hope you get Inspired and give these designs a try!
Just keep in mind, that you can create the same designs by using any color combination, any color media, dies or stamp sets.
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I am no affiliated or sponsored by any company mentioned here. All products were personally purchased by me. I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards. The information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert and I only share the way that I design my cards. I am sharing the products mentioned here. Because,
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