Halloween Cards

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Georgina Hefferman

I love Halloween, especially when it means I can get creative with some greeting cards for family and friends. I love that Halloween cards can be a little bit different from the normal cards you create for the rest of the year, something a little bit more funky and fun. 

Here are some of the cards I have created this year.  I decided to stick with traditional Halloween colors of orange, black, green and purple.  There is something perfect about this color combination and I felt no need to change this.

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For my first card I chose to mat and layer black and orange cardstock onto a white base. I then added some Halloween paper from Doodlebug. The stamp I have used here is a fairy stamp from Sugar Nellie.  I dressed her up using my Copic markers to make her stand out. I added a little 3D frog sticker I had in my stash, a sentiment from Karen Foster's Halloween Rub-ons and a piece of Halloween ribbon. 

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For my second card, I decided to use the same stamp but colored this differently adding some Stickles to her wings.  I used BasicGrey papers, Hobbycraft ribbon and a stamp from Pink Paislee for the date. I like the landscape layout of this card and am really happy with how different these first two cards are from each other.

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For the third card I chose to use a similar design to that of the first card, although this time I used a rub-on for the main image (from Karen Foster's Halloween Rub-ons) and added in a scrap of orange dotted paper I had lying around in my stash. I used my Cricut to cut the letters out to spell "BOO" and then covered them in Stickles glitter glue, adhering them to the card with 3D foam to make them pop.

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The final two cards I made were different again, this time square in shape, although using the same colors and paper. On one of them I used a Sugar Nellie stamp of Frankenstein. I added a spider rub-on from Karen Foster and the sentiment was also from Karen Foster.  I thought it fit perfectly. I decided on a double bow for added interest and have decided this is something I should do more often.

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On the other square card, I used another Sugar Nellie stamp of a girl dressed up. I enjoyed being able to color her hair in green which is so unusual for me compared to the cards I create otherwise.  Again the rub-ons are from Karen Foster and I have used a black pen to create a faux stitch effect around the border of the card.

There are of course hundreds of different Halloween images you can put on your cards, from bats, witches, cats and monsters through to haunted houses, pumpkins, zombies, werewolves and vampires. 

There are many more greetings you can use too, along with a play on words.  Why not try some of these?

  • Have a spooktacular day
  • Frightful fun
  • Spread the magic
  • Boo-tiful
  • Toasty ghosty
  • Whipped scream
  • Love at first bite
  • It's a wrap
  • Bone-appetite

Halloween definitely is a fun scary time of the year which deserves to be celebrated with cards to match the theme.  I hope you have gained some inspiration from this article and look forward to seeing your Halloween work in the gallery.

 

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