Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More Halloween cards

I have been busy making a variety of Halloween cards. Here are just a few of them. For these three cards, I took the layout idea from my favorite SCS stamper, Markie's mom. I think Halloween cards are my favorite holiday cards to make. Don't you just love that cat's crazy, narly tail?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tent topper card

This card is a tent topper card which fits inside of a regular envelope. It's nice because it's something out the ordinary. For this card I used the cat witch stamp from the Haunting Halloween set.

Kitty witch

This card is a free standing pop-up card that fits in a regular size envelope. This is a variation of a card I made last year in a card technique clas. The stamp set used for this card is the retired SU Haunting Halloween. If it is a stamp and it has a cat on it, I usually buy it. I always make about 20 cat-themed Halloween cards for the animal shelter each year. I will present this one to Anne at the shelter to see if she is interested in this style of card.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fall sunflowers

I made this card with my Spellbinders sunflower 2 dies. I cut, embossed, and inked the flowers and leaves. The background was created with an antique crackling stamp. The colors used with the current SU in-colors: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and Crushed Curry. The green is the retired in-color: Kiwi Kiss. The card was tied up with a piece of ribbon from the $1 bin at Michael's.

Northwoods Halloween

Well, I finally made a Halloween card. For this card, I used a Northwoods Halloween stamp I recently purchased at a used stamp sale. I used copic markers to color the image and stickles to add sparkle. The spooky fench is a Martha Stewart punch. This is not the type of Halloween card I usually make, but it gives me a chance to practice using copic markers.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Old Fashioned Christmas

Although it is almost 80 degrees today, I decided to make my first Christmas card for the year. I'm getting behind in my cardmaking. In fact, I haven't yet made any Halloween or Fall cards. Anyway, this card was made with SU's recently retired set, Sleigh Bells Ring. I love the vintage feel of the image. I colored the image with copic markers then covered it with crackle accents. I used a weathered background on the base of the card for more of an aged look. With a little tweaking, this may turn out to be one of the cards I "mass produce" this year.