Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hello Halloween ...

I'm not sure where the Summer went - but September is indeed here and that means Fall and that means I'm starting to think about Halloween.

So, playing with some older designer paper and my new-found fascination with watercolor, I came up with these for a card drive ...



I wanted to keep the card design fairly simple in order to focus on the watercolored image. I used images from SU's 'Booglie Eyes' set stamped in StazOn black ink on watercolor paper. Then, armed with a small paint brush, cup o' water and a bit of extra ink in the lids of my ink pads I started coloring!






The 'Happy Halloween' greeting is from SU's new 'All Holidays' set. The dots were from the 'In the Spotlight' hostess set (the dots helped fill in some of the extra space on the horizontal cards)

I punched each image out with the tag punch and cut a larger tag from black cardstock.

Tip: To create the black tag matte, mount your punched tag to the black cardstock. Then trim the edges using the tag as a guide leaving a 1/8" space (more or less depending on how large you want the black tag to be). Each edge should be one cut so it should be a bit easier to keep the spacing even.

The ink colors I used: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Lovely Lilac.






Punched a hole (using the Crop-A-Dile) and looped a bit of ribbon ...

For fun, I added some booglie eyes to the characters to finish things off.

5 comments:

Heather P. said...

These are SO cute! Love the little googly eyes! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh these are so adorable! Wish I could watercolour as good as you have here! Fantastic!

Corie said...

WOW I love all of these -- so absolutely adorable.

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

I was so hoping these were cards you were sending for the troop project & YIPPEE!! they arrived a little bit ago along with the Thanksgiving cards. The recipients are gonna love em for sure. Thank you so very much. We will be collecting cards at the San Jose Original Rubber Stamp Convention the end of this month & at the Carson show too. Here's the link in case anyone is interested. http://www.astampinthehand.com/Cards4Troops0907.jpeg

mum on the run said...

Love these cards, SO cute!!