Friday, October 7, 2011

Elegant Halloween

I like the sharp contrast of black and white cards but find it very hard to use for an everyday card; however I worked the theme into what I consider to be an elegant Halloween card.  I wanted to create an old fashioned  funerary announcement look for this Halloween card. 

To create the card I started by  black embossing a floral medallion stamp (somewhat funerary in look and feel)  from "Inkadinkado". The medallion was cut out and the cut edge was colored with a black "Sharpie" marker. For the background I used the "CuttleBug' Swiss dot embossing folder to create a soft pattern .  To assemble the card I started by mounting the embossed panel on black paper; which was trimmed and in turn mounted to a white card.  Next I ran an "Offray" 1/2" wide black ribbon vertically down the card 1 1/4" away from the folded edge.  I added the embossed floral medallion using thin raised adhesive dots and a black "Offray" bow.  To finish I added a computer generated text printed on an "Avery" clear address label.

1 comment:

  1. Very striking card John! Printing the sentiment on clear labels... genius! Just like clear stickers! Love that idea!!