I hate that. Somebody who shall remain nameless (but not blameless) actually said that to me, before tossing my card onto the kitchen counter. Sheesh. No more Halloween cards for HER. I'd hate to make her have to make an effort to smile, or anything...
I LOVE Halloween cards! I love making them, sending them, getting them!
I do hold myself back, lately, because I just don't have that many people to send them to, and I also have the onslaught of all the autumn birthdays to contend with.
Well, I made these--
I used some orange glitter on the eyes. Oooo, spooky....
I used more dollar stamps to do the inside--
So, as I did more, they got better and better (IMHO)--
DO you LOVE that eyeball paper?Oh, and that black and white lacy think is were I made a ruffle with washi tape. It would have been nice if I had attached it in a straighter manner....
Interesting trick here--I stamped my spider web once, then reinked and turned the stamp slightly to make the web look thicker and crazier. I will NEED to remember that one! I like the little gold pumpkin in the corner, and the glossy little spiders. Are tiny spiders almost worse that big ones? The vanish MUCH faster when you go looking to squish them, it seems..
On this one, I got out my Distress Inks, and did the background--
Speaking of happy accidents (anyone, anyone?), I was thrilled at the way the ink reacted when I spritzed the whole thing with water. The breaking down of the hounds tooth at the top, and the speckles at the bottom....makes me happy!
So, those are the Halloween cards this year. For some reason, I made them all 4 1/4" square.
I have been doing some Thanksgiving cards, which I will share soon, and some Christmas cards, too. I want to start doing some tags, as well!
Speaking of, I will leave you with the "in process" stage of a project I did, and as soon as I can get some decent light on it, I will take some photos and share. We have been really grey and rainy, with temps in the 70s the past couple of days. Yuck, I say; YUCK!
I playing with this stuff--
...and I'm kinda digging it! But that's enough of a sneaky peek...
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