Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wicked Halloween

I've said it before - I love Halloween! Today I have a fairly simple Halloween card for you. I do quite a few cards for Halloween. My mom has always sent me a Halloween goodie box since I first left home (I'm now 36) and my sisters and I usually send each other cards if not little Halloween goodies.

I kept this card fairly simple. I used the Close to My Heart September stamp of the month. This is actually the first CTMH set I've bought in a long, long time. I saw the witch on this and couldn't resist!

I used Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine paper and red Staz-On ink to stamp the background. Once it's stamped, carefully heat it with you heat tool and it pulls the ink underneath the coating on the paper. It's really cool. I then stamped the witch, cat, and border with black Staz-On and repeated the heating process. I stamped the little sentiment onto a scrap of red cardstock that matched the red ink and tore the edges before inking them with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. I also tore and inked the edges of the kraft paper (after stamping) and also crumpled it to give it an aged look.

Inside, I stamped the sentiment, broom, and hat, all from the CTMH set with New England Ivy CTMH ink. I then inked the edges of the white cardstock with the Tea Dye distress ink before lightly inking over the rest of the card to give it a weathered look.

See - Simple!

I'll be posting some more cards over the next couple of weeks and may throw in another Halloween project or two along the way! Be sure and check back!

DCVW Green card base
Close To My Heart September Stamp of the Month, 2011
Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Close To My Heart Ink: New England Ivy
Staz-On Ink: Red and Black

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