Generally speaking, I don’t make Halloween cards.  I sell most of my cards and there isn’t much of a market for Halloween cards here.  They are, however, VERY easy to make as they have traditional colours, are fun instead of serious, and there are TONS of cool products out there geared towards Halloween.  This all makes it easy to pull together a decent “traditional” Halloween card.

Case in point,  I wanted to make a thank you card for my SU! demo who was patiently waiting for my order (limited buget – I kept changing my mind on what I was ordering) and thought it would be a great excuse to make another Halloween card.  I’d purchased an Imaginisce stamp at my LSS and decided to try it out tonight.  Here is the result:

This was a really quick card to put together.  I stamped the haunted house image in black and just highlighted it a bit with a white colouring pencil.  I also coloured in the “light” in the windows.  Lots of inky splotches and DTP happening on this card.  I even dirtied up the ribbon by scraping a black ink pad all over it.  I liked the little plastic spider on my last card and have lots of them left from a project I did last year so I used another one here. (and will continue to use them on whatever Halloween projects I have left to do this year)  I didn’t have a “Happy Halloween” stamp so I used a rub on that said Halloween and stampe the word Happy above it with a stamp from another set.

(NOTE: The calendar in the background is one I picked up at a dollar store – some of the months are incorrect in the set so I haven’t bothered altering the calendar.  Next time I’m there I’ll probably pick up another one, open it to see if it’s got all 12 months and then see what I can do with it.)

Supplies used: K&Co PP, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum CS, M’s green CS, Imaginisce stamp, Studio G Stamp (happy), Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp by SU!, distressing tool, rub-ons, black ink, colouring pencils, plastic spider, ribbon (from package of 40 spools from Costco)