Sunday, October 26, 2014

Simple Halloween Cards

Sometimes, especially when we are busy, we need to go back to easy ... and what better time than Halloween. Here are some "easy" card ideas that are simple to make and can be adapted to almost any media .. I happened to use stickers for two of them and stamps for the third ... but can also be added to by creating some of the pre-made items used yourselves.

The first card was made using pre-embossed black Swiss dot paper for the card but you can use an embossing folder to create the same look. The strip of text-ed paper is just that, a strip of pre-made text-ed paper from Die Cut with a View, but again you can create your own using a rubber stamp. The strip was edged and lightly colored with black ink. The glittered rat sticker is from Martha Stewart/EK Success. The text are individual black glittered letters from Sticko/EK Success.

The second card use a strip of black paper in which I punched three holes and then added a small glittered sticker in each one (all from one $1.99 pack of Sandylion stickers). Can't get any easier than that!

The third card uses a single tree scene stamp (Picture Show) that was colored using watercolors - just make sure you use permanent black ink for the stamping to prevent bleeding of the paint and ink. The text is a rub-on from the dollar bin at Target. Everything was edged with black ink and the black frame around the image was done using a Sharpie marker.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent artwork John, as always. Ditto for the creativity. Love to see simple at work. Creativity need not be hard. - Jim