Tomorrow I'll be "leaving on a jet plane" for a three-week trip to the U. S. Mainland. The first part of my journey is a 6-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean and that, to me, is a lot scarier than any Halloween card! No, I'm not afraid of flying. I started listing the reasons I'm not afraid of flying and it was going to take the whole blog post to finish! But the flying doesn't make me happy because I'll be away from my craft room, not to mention my husband (Hi, Honey!) for far too long. But I do get to see both of our children and all of our grandkids along the way. Definitely NOT scary!
So what I'm doing in the last day and a half before I leave is to try to get as many cards done and photographed before I leave as I have time to do! This first card – that non-scary Halloween card – is the first of what I hope will be at least half a dozen to share! Since I'm kind of in a hurry, I'll be quick about what I did to make this card make me smile.
To begin, I made this from a Sketch Challenge from my online demonstrator group, SUDSOL. Fun sketch – just the left vertical element and the circular element towards the top of it. But I couldn't let the card be THAT plain! I first decided that this would be a Halloween card as I'll need a few to mail while I'm on the road. Then off to find Halloween stamps. Hmmmm. I don't actually own that many; go figure! But my tried and true "Got Treats?" is always a fun set to use. Then I found the "Seasonal Sayings" with the Happy Halloween, and I was off to figure out my colors. While I'm not worried about using up my Howlstooth and Scaringbone designer series paper (there are beautiful colors in there for Thanksgiving), I still decided to pull out this fun polka-dotted paper with the Tangerine Tango in it. I added in some Old Olive to accent the Pumpkin and I was off to create!
To give the card a bit of interesting texture, I first adhered the vertical strip of Old Olive Card Stock to the Designer Series Paper and then embossed them together with the Stripes Embossing Folder. For both stamped images, I stamped the image in Old Olive and then cut the pumpkins out of Tangerine Tango Card Stock and adhered them to the stamped image. I've really been enjoying using my paper snips to cut images out!
Now off to make a few more cards. Rush, rush, rush! So you can be sure they're going to be as simple as I can make them! I hope you'll find them simple enough maybe to even make some of the cards yourself!