October 28, 2007

Halloween Cards

I ended up making 3 different Halloween cards this year.
This is the first one I made. I got the broom pattern from a magazine, but it'd be easy enough to sketch yourself. I used swirly rubber stamps to create the sweeping bristles, a bit of red waxed linen and some embossed scrapbook paper for the background. Printed the saying "Wishing you a bewitching Halloween" inside. I started making these in September and thought 18 would be enough but turned out I needed about 18 more.

So I decided to make this one:
And it looks pretty simple, but it was a very time consuming card because I had to dry emboss the bats then sand them to get the white to show through. I made the swirly embossing on the purple paper with a cuttlebug. I only made 3 of these.

So after I started getting batty with the bats, I switched over to this tri-fold card.
Super easy: take an 11"x 4.25" piece of cardstock and fold it in half. Measure 2" for each of the 2 folds and cut and discard the remaining 1.5". Measure out a rectangle to glue on top of the top fold - whatever size, I eyeballed it and think it came to about 3.5" x 2.5"-ish. That's it.

Wishing you all a fun, scary and safe Halloween!

I'm still sending out a call to everyone to post your fun autumn creations. Thanks to everyone who's played! It's great having more activity here!! Once again, if you know anyone who'd like to join our little nudges towards creativity, please just have them leave a comment in any of the posts with their interest and I'll pop them an invitation!


zann said...

Lovin that last card. You need to do a pictorial step by step presentation of this sometime.

May you have a very spooky halloween as well.
Oh! Will have more crafts to post soon, just gotta upload the pics.

Nan said...

I love these Madretz! They're wonderful! I'd like a tutorial too.
P.S. Where did you get the pin-up girl witch. Is it a stamp?

a wandering heart said...

Hey... Steph at Olive Tree (herdofsteph AT blogspot DOT com) would be a great addition if you want to invite her.

Those cards are beautiful. I'm still debating wether or not I will be lazy or design my own Christmas cards this year.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Mad, you always amaze me. These cards are "hauntingly" wonderful.

madretz said...

Thanks everyone! I'll try to post a step by step soon, perhaps this weekend.

Lauren: awesome about Steph! I just sent her an invite, I hope she joins us! It's always a challenge to make my own cards because it's such a busy time of the year. I usually only make about 20 because I don't start till December but I might actually get 40-50 done this year because I've already started some. Cross your fingers!