Halloween on my mind

This is the time of year I look forward to for crafting. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays – it’s just so fun! There are not many opportunities during the year when it’s acceptable to deck the home in macabre objects and celebrate it all with candy.

I imagine that if I sent this card to someone for a birthday, my sanity – or at least my taste level – would come into question. For Halloween, this is a fun and creepy card.

While spiders freak me out, the stamp I used for this card is really cool. It has a lot of detail and looks like an X-ray – web and arachnid aside.

P.S.: Happy World Card Making Day!


Here’s how to make it:

Make a card from a 5-by-10-inch piece of multicolored, skull-patterned cardstock (such as “Beware” from the Eerie collection by Basic Grey). Cut a 4 1/2-inch-square piece of black-and-light green, spiderweb-patterned cardstock (I used “Icky” from the Heebie Jeebies collection by We R Memory Keepers) and adhere it, centered, to the card’s front.


Stamp an image of a skull with a spider and its web (mine’s X-ray skull by Inkadinkado) in black ink (such as Versafine in onyx black) onto a piece of pearlescent, light-green cardstock.


Place the stamped cardstock onto a tray or paint-safe surface, and splatter and spritz chartreuse and silver mist paints (I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine paints in tinsel and chartreuse) around the edges.


Allow the paint to dry, then trim the cardstock down to near the edges of the stamped image (when finished, mine is about 4 inches by 3 1/4 inches). Adhere this piece close to the top edge of the spiderweb cardstock.


Using dimensional adhesive, adhere a 2-inch-wide, black-and-light gray tag with a Halloween sentiment (I created mine using my Silhouette Portrait, “grunge frame” by Rivka Wilkins altered to 2 inches by 3/4 inches and typed “scary thought” in Delinquente font, 17 pt. in black, which I printed onto light-gray cardstock and cut with my Portrait) over the bottom edge of the stamped piece, centered.


One thought on “Halloween on my mind

  1. That is really cool, I love the x-ray effect of the stamp! I am dying to have a halloween party for my kids but I think I will wait until next year when my son’s a bit bigger. Then I will go crazy on macabre decorations! x

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