Oct 13, 2014

A Super Simple Halloween Card

Happy Tuesday.  Well I am hoping my Tuesday will be better than my Monday was! Yesterday was just one of those days.... you know, the one where EVERYTHING you touch gets dropped, spilled or broken.  Yep that pretty much sums my day up yesterday.  Well even on "those" days I can still find so many things to be grateful for so enough whining from me.
I did manage to get a couple of Halloween cards made.  These will be for my grandsons.  They are a couple of little guys so nothing too spooky.

This was a super easy card and one that you could easily crank out several of in no time flat.

Here is how I made the card above but of course you could just use it as inspiration and put your own spin on it.
1.  Cut out a yellow moon using a 2 1/2 in circle punch. 
2.  Stamp bats on the moon. I used a Craft Smart stamp. but any will do.  I think a witch would also
     be really cute.  Use whatever you have on hand.   I stamped the image with a Versafine stamp
     and sprinkled the image with Judi Kins Sticky Stuff embossing power.  THIS IS SOME REALLY
     COOL STUFF!   When the powder is applied to the stamped surface and heated it creates a sticky
     surface which you can then sprinkle your glitter on.  If you haven't tried it yet, you should! 
3.  Sprinkle Fine black glitter on the bats.  I used Martha Stewart Fine Glitter in Ebony.
4.  Using a pop dot, place the moon on the A2 card in the upper right hand corner.
5.  Cut a strip of patterned Halloween paper (mine is 1 1/2 inches wide) to stretch across the center  
      of the card.  Attach it using adhesive.

6. With your Sewing Machine and some black thread, add stitches to both sides of the patterned strip.
     If you didn't have a sewing machine and if your patterned paper was light enough, you could use
     a black pen to make little black dashes along the edge to look like stitches.
7.  Finish off the card by tying some string around it and creating a tassel. I placed my tassel just off
     to left hand side to help balance out the card.

If you create a card using this one as inspiration I would love to see it.

I hope you have a great day!  


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