Monday, August 25, 2008

Trick or Treat

I've always sent (well, since I've been stamping anyway) Halloween cards to my close friends. I love the colors of Halloween - the oranges and purples and greens (black goes without saying. lol). It's the perfect time to send a hug to someone you care about! It's never expected and will surely give them a smile!

I was cleaning out my old craft room and came upon a piece of decorative paper that I used a couple years ago when making Halloween cards with our granddaughter, Gracie. I love all the little words, in all the colors. I pared it with a new piece of paper that I just got at the LSS from K&Co. (don't 'cha just love being able to make old things new again instead of throwing them away!?!)

Anyway... it was the perfect background for the pumpkin stamp in Hocus Pocus. I stamped the image 3 times on white cardstock, masking off the face on two of them, and then colored all three with Copic markers.

I added just a tich of yellow and grey to Mr. Pumpkin's smile to give the appearance of a candle burning inside (please tell me you think it looks like that, and not just yellow stained teeth! lol)

I added a strip of green cardstock that I texturized with a tracing wheel and some matching buttons from my every growing button box.

The sentiment *Trick or Treat* is from the Spooky Expressions set. I adore all the different fonts Anna used when creating these sentiments!

The two new sets that Anna Wight designed for Whipper Snapper Designs make creating Halloween cards a snap! I love all the whimsical faces she put on the characters in Hocus Pocus! And if you can't find the perfect sentiment in Spooky Expressions, well, then I can't imagine what you want to say!

So... get creating people! Halloween is coming and it feels SO much better to send a treat than to play a trick!


Stamps: Spooky Expressions, Hocus Pocus (Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs)
Paper: K & Co, ? (unsure of the other piece), SU!, Neenah
Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, Copic markers
Misc: buttons (from my button box), ribbon (SU!), glitter (Martha Steward), deco wire (SU!), tracing wheel


Stefanie Staniak said...

This card is wonderful and the hugs you are sending with it are going to be Spootacular !! I know from experience ! :)

Catherine said...

too cute, i want this set =)

Bevie Pearl said...

What cute cards!!!! I like making Halloween cards, too. :)

Gail S. said...

Really cute! I love the smile :-)

Pam/Iris said...

This is so cute HB, loves those little punkin's!!

pssst, go look on my blog, I have a message for you Ü

Linda E said...

This Halloween card is perfect. It has just the right amount of spook and whimsy!