Getting farther into October, it is time to begin stamping cards for Halloween. Autumn Jubilee wouldn’t be complete without some cards! I have so much Halloween fun stuff, thanks to Katie and her generous gift. I wanted to use some of the stickers and elements with the stamps, but I had more ideas than time, LOL!! Anyway, I began with my roller as I haven’t used it in a while.
I have several Halloween wheels, and this year used the spider web. I rolled it on my paper mat first to ink up the roller well, then rolled one line of spider webs on the orange paper, on a diagonal.
Then I use my roller guide to get the next lines straight, and rolled the entire front of the card.
On top, I placed a translucent ghost with some spray adhesive so the glue wouldn’t show through. The sentiment ‘just flying by’ from another stamp set went perfectly with the ghost. If you look closely, you can see the spider webs through the ghost.
I made several of these at once, and one of them I messed up. The roller missed a section, and I foolishly tried to re-roll over it. But no matter, this is an opportunity to do something different. So I got out my Sizzix embossing machine, a spider web embossing folder and black card stock.
Then, I found the eerie tree with no leaves, and stamped over the embossing with Versamark.
I really wasn’t sure this would turn out, the embossed paper wasn’t flat anymore. But the Versamark did stick fairly well. Covering it up with white embossing powder…
I tamped off the excess, and hit it with the embossing heat gun. Pretty cool!!
So, why not add a spooky ghost owl? The bits where the white powder didn’t stick on the tree just adds to the creepy factor.
Embossing the owl, and adding the sentiment, completed the front.
Both cards have Happy Halloween with a jack-o-lantern face inside. A cute little bat on the envelopes, and my signature stamp on the backs, and they are ready to mail.
All done for this year’s designs, at least for now.
This one from last year is still my favorite card. The witches hat and shoes are from one stamp set, while the sentiment is from another one with shoes.
The giveaway today is from my personal stash of brand new, never used stamps. I bought a box lot of them from a friend, and had some duplicates as she is a dealer. This set has the ‘EEK’ stamp, so I thought it would be fun for the giveaway. It also has six more stamps suitable for other holidays, plus you’ll receive the flower stamp set with birthday and than you sentiments. I’ll ship these anywhere in the world, so international entries are welcome!!
Are you stamping cards for Halloween?