Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hauntingly Cute Fun!!!

Thought I'd share a few Halloween cards I've made. I'm not typically a big Halloween card maker but this year has been a bit different!! I'm ready to start Christmas cards so I'll be updating again soon!!!




I hope you enjoy these and as always, if you want details on the images or anything else you can visit my blog!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Free Standing Halloween Card

This is a free standing card that you mail folded up and flat in a normal sized envelope. You can use it as a card or just as a general decoration that you put out somewhere. The recipient simply pushes the base down the card to open it. There is a side view on the website if you click on the image.

Aside from the time spent coloring, this is actually a fairly quick and easy card to make with the right tools. The key to this card working out right is for all the folds to be properly positioned. If you have a scoring board, this is easy to accomplish. The score locations are in the directions (click the image). I used the Martha Stewart scoring board, so they are relative to the way that one is marked.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trick or Treat Leftovers

Here's a card I pulled together from the leftover pieces of the last card I posted.

There are some tricks to getting it to go together easier, so I'd recommend clicking on the image and checking out the directions if you like this one.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Trick or Treat Pumpkin Card

Here's a nice card that's not too hard to make. The colored paper is all from the same Bazzill basics stack, so the colors are the same muted tone and coordinate well together. Since they are muted they coordinate perfectly with the background mat which uses muted colors as well. The background was from a 12x12 sheet which had some printed distressing on the corners that I kept in the bottom right for visual interest where you are going to look when you open the card.

The pumpkin is colored and shaded on white paper using Copic markers. The shading adds another dimension. I highly recommend people develop some way of coloring their images but if you don't have any way of coloring a pumpkin image you can always just stamp it on orange cardstock.

If you have been following along you on my main blog should recognize this pumpkin image as one of the dollar stamps I've been using a lot. You can also think of this card as the final step up on the series of simple orange cards I posted using this image because this does represent what you can do when you move beyond a simple pack of cheap colored cardstock to a higher quality coordinated pack of cardstock and a modern stack that uses the same types of colors.

As always, click on the card for the larger image and direction sheet if you want more.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Witches Brew

Here's another Halloween card. This one is a fairly large image of two witches brewing up some magic that started out as an unmounted rubber stamp I brought last month. It's colored using Copic markers and then because the image was so large, simply framed with a black border to make the card front. I initially thought I was going to make it be a lot more complicated but there wasn't much else I could do and stay at the 4.5 x 5.5 card size and I really like that card size because its easy to get premade envelopes locally for them and the card tends to stay under 1 oz, or one stamp. As always click the image for full details.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Simple Halloween Cards

If you haven't caught them already on my main web site or off the sharedcards blog, here's a bunch of really simple Halloween card anyone can make. For some of them, you can even get your children or students involved. The best part is a lot of the stamps were just assorted holiday dollar stamps.

This next one looks complicated at first, but if you check out the instructions, it's really just stamping and cutting and meticulous placement.

As always just click on the card if you want sizes or more information.