Today is the first day of Autumn! And that means th leaves are starting to fall, the air is getting cooler and days are getting shorter. It also means that Halloween is right around the corner!
I have no idea what Halloween will look like for everyone this year. But I bet it will be drastically different from recent years. I thought I would start making some cards to give to those that I usually give special treats too. This card will be the first I hand out.
I started with a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock in Solar White cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I ink blended the background with 3 Distress Oxide (DO) ink colors – Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade
Once the ink was dry, I used one of the stamps from the Reflections stamp set by Tim Hotlz and Stampers Anonymous using Hickory Smoke DO ink. I didn’t care that they script is backwards. I just loved the added interest it gave the background. For just a bit more fun, I spritzed the whole thing with water to add water spots and take the background up just a notch more.
Time to move on to the elements. The skeleton and bats are from the Haunted Mansion stamp set from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous. I stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black ink so the images could be crisp. I decided to add a cauldron from a Martha Stewart Halloween stamp set that I had. I stamped it with Wilted Violet Distress Ink and colored in the potion with a lime green ink. I fussy cut the cauldron out and popped it up with some foam tape for a little dimension. I mounted the panel to an A2 card base and it this card is complete.
Have you thought about what you will do to keep Halloween fun, but safe this year? Does it include handmade items like this card? Drop your ideas below and let’s help each other think of ways to keep the fun in Halloween. Until next time… Enjoy!
Robin, The Delta Crafter