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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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