Halloween is not my favorite holiday, therefore, I didn't have very many spooky papers or embellishments in my stash. But, I was able to work around it - without going to the store! - and it ended up being a real "treat" for me to create these cards.
This card was designed for a woman. The hand was copied onto a manila folder - where it came from, I have no idea. Initially, I lightly inked it with a black ink pad but it just didn't look right so I added green and literally polished the nails a bright orange. NOW I like it!
The envelope was from a make-and-take project somewhere along the way. I covered the back with paper to match the card and left the other side black and added a little piece of orange paper for the address.
This next card was also designed for a woman and I decided to go with the witch theme. Again, the embossed paper was from a long-ago make-and-take project that was just sitting in a drawer. Wish you could see the envelope in person. That flourish looks like black patent leather.
Yessiree, one more witch card for a woman. Oh, that rubber spider. YIKKES. I could barely touch it! The spider web: again, something from a make-and-take ... wish I could remember where. I really enjoyed making this one. Because it's the "witching hour" I went with the clock faces. Did you notice the spiders on the white flower?
When I was finished with these three cards and had them lined up next to each other, I wished I would have used the same image as in the first card above (the four witches) just to see how I could have mixed it all up. The image would be the same, but everything else different. Next time.
This card was made for a two-year old little girl. Can't be scary for the little ones so I found this darling little child standing in a pumpkin. How sweet is that? The envelope, you ask? I made this about 18 years ago from an old calendar. See? Nothing goes to waste. I can't tell you how many times I nearly threw it away. So glad I didn't.
A three-year old little girl is going to receive this card. Just LOOK at the eyes on this little child. This card was a little challenging for me because of the paper I chose - brown, black and beige. Not exactly Halloween, but the pumpkins spoke to me.
Question, readers ... which one of these cards is your favorite? I don't want to sway your decision but mine is the first one.
Happy Halloween to all!