Saturday, September 15, 2007

Halloween is drawing near

I have a couple of halloween cards I'd like to share today. These are for some swaps over on SCS.

Sweeter Treaters

I cuttlebugged elegant eggplant for the bacground, punched out a 2" circle in pumpkin pie using a marvy punch and used a corner rounder on garden green to layer under my sweeter treater. You can't see it in the picture but there is glitter on the pumpkin smile and the caramel apple is heat embossed using a cranberry color on the apple and clear on the caramel after coloring it with a light brown. The kid is watercolored with watercolor pencils. I used brads and orange ribbon to add some accessories.

Cardstock: elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie, garden green
Ink: Black, versermark
stamps: sweeter treaters, all year cheer III
accessories: brads, ribbon, glitter, embossing powder
techniques: heat embossing

Halloween ATC
This is an artist trading card. Which is a 2.5" x 3.5" card the size of a baseball card. This particular card is a tri-fold artist trading card. The overall size is still 2.5x3.5 but it opens up.

FRONT: I used the SU designer paper Creepy Crawly for the background on both panels. I used a 2" marvy punch and punched out my booglie eye on very vanilla and colored him in. I traced an outline from a top on a can on the pumpkin pie to make it larger than my booglie eyes. It's probably ~3" diameter. I then punched out a smaller circle in the center of that. I took my slit punch and went around the circle making a scalloped circle that would fit on the card. That was my first time doing that and it turned out nicely and such an easy way to get a scalloped circle! I used my scissors to roughen up the edges of my booglie eyes and sponged pumpkin pie ink around the edges. You can't see it in the picture but there is a bit of glitter glue on my mummy to give a bit of sparkle. I put brads on each corner. I used pop up dimensionals on the right side under the image and used round velcro to hold it down.

INSIDE: You can see there on the right under the orange scalloped circle where the velcro is. I also covered up the cut out part with more of the creepy crawly DP. Also using the same DP paper I covered the outside panels and the center. I then layered very vanilla on the DP and stamped "Happy Halloween" in pumpkin pie using All year cheer III.
Overall I ended up using 3 different patterns from the creepy crawly designer paper. I REALLY enjoyed making ATC's!
Cardstock: pumpkin pie, very vanilla, creepy crawly DP
Ink: Black, pumpkin pie
stamps: booglie eyes, all year cheer III
accessories: brads, glitter


Montysmum said...

your cards a wonderful! and so is your blog

Shadowcatcher said...

These projects are so cute!

Robyn said...

What fun Halloween cards. Can you believe it is that time of year already???

I'm off to add you to my blog roll!