I am still stunned and saddened by Laurie’s bad news. I really urge you to help me to shower her family with cards and prayers.
My sample for today’s sketch is a Happy Halloween card. I didn’t know about Halloween until I moved to the States. Now it’s in Germany as well, but when I grew up we didn’t have that. My kids though, they know and love this holiday. What could be better then dressing up in fun costumes, getting a major load of candy and being allowed to eat as much candy as they can stomach? LOL
I am wishing you a Happy, fun and safe Halloween. May your kids (and you) get lots of their favorite candy and NO stomach ache.
The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock folded in half. It is layered with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of distressed (Cutter Kit) Whisper White cardstock followed by a 1/4″ smaller piece of distressed and paper pierced Haiku Designer Paper.
The distressed Kiwi Kiss Pattern Designer Paper measures 2 3/4″ x 4″ and is layered on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Basic Black. I should have made it at least a 1/4 shorter, but I wasn’t thinking about the additional white border I would be adding later. The top and bottom of the layers were punched with the Spiral Punch, the side layers were paper pierced. I sanded over the Designer paper with my sanding block to distress this layer even further.
Next I took two 3″ strips of Whisper White cardstock, held my 1/4″ square punch diagonal to the paper and punched my zigzag border. I just couldn’t see scallop borders there working for a Halloween card. I taped the border on the top and bottom of my Designer paper layers. Now the white was showing through my spiral punch. I didn’t like that so I covered each of those squares with a black brad. So much better! Next I tied Tangerine Grosgrain ribbon around both layers.
I stamped the cat from Halloween Frights in Black Stazon on Whisper White cardstock, punched it out with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and layered it on a black scallop circle cut with the Pennant Die. I paper pierced the edges fo the white layer, threaded Linen thread to the hole on the top and tied it to the ribbon. I also attached it with dimensionals to the front to keep it in place.
I stamped the sentiment in Black Stazon on Whisper White cardstock, punched it out with the large oval punch, taped it to the lower left of the layers and paper pierced underneath the sentiment. I stamped the bat in Black, cut it out and mounted it with dimensionals on the top right of the sentiment.
Here is the inside of my card.