Magical Halloween

Halloween is around the corner or maybe just down the road. It’s going to be a different kind of celebration this year due to the health situation, but don’t let that ruin all your fun. I have some last minute inspiration for you. Whip up a few cards and send out some spooky fun. You still have time.

Elegant Spell

Halloween doesn’t have to be bat and cats and goblins and ghosts. This card has an eerie vibe but still casts a spell of elegance for the refined trickster. I used a base of Blackberry Bliss and added a piece of the Magic in This Night DSP. (This DSP collection is incredible and you will see I used it a lot.) The windswept floral in shades of black and white is simply gorgeous. A strip of Metallic Mesh ribbon adds a touch of sparkle under the flower that I die-cut with the Hallows Night Magic bundle from Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow for the leaves. I layered the flower outline of a scrap of Black Glitter paper and fussy cut it to match. The sentiment, stamped in Blackberry Bliss, is from the Hello, Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin kit. The final touch was a few Iridescent Pearls.

Completely Batty

The second card started with a base of Smoky Slate. Again I used a 4″ square piece of the Magic in This Night DSP, but before I added it to the card I glued a die-cut fancy border of Black Glimmer paper on the edge and wrapped the seam with Glittered Organdy ribbon. I set that aside and heat embossed the sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic set in silver. After I adhered the paper assembly to the front of the card, I finished it with bats cut from Black Glimmer paper. The large bat is a die from the bundle. The smaller bats are from last year’s punch, so I cheated a little bit. But I love this card so much, I don’t even feel guilty. Also, you can substitute the smaller bats the die cuts for the mini ones I used.

Good Bones

The last card I have for you is a new format for me—a slimline card. I haven’t found a set of standard dimensions for cutting these cards so I’ll do a post soon with all the measurements I’m using to create mine. But I couldn’t resist sharing this beauty. Starting with a base of Cajun Craze, I added a layer of the Magic in This Night DSP. Next, I used the stamp set on Whisper White to create the sentiment layer. I stamped the outline image in Memento Ink so I could color in the image with Stampin’ Blends. Then I used Cajun Craze ink for the words. The cat was from the Hello, Pumpkin kit. (There were so many pieces, expect to be seeing bits and bobs from it for a while.) The bats came from the DSP—the die in the bundle works perfectly with the printed image to cut out these spidery-webbed bats. I mounted the sentiment on a die-cut banner of Black Glimmer paper as the final bit of sparkle. These cards fit in a business-sized envelope if you’re planning to mail it.

Have a creative and safe holiday. I’ll be back soon with details on making slimline cards.

Were you inspired?