Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Halloween in August

It's less than six weeks to October, which is the month of Halloween, so it's not too early to get started on Halloween cards. Right?

Perhaps I'm delusional and have jumped the gun on this one, but nevertheless, Halloween cards are what I have to post for the next few days.

I love three of the Halloween cards I've made. LOVE them.

I never say that about Halloween cards. So here's the first, which includes actual sponging and masking. If you get some inspiration to get a head-start on Halloween, so much the better.

This large tree stamp from PSX is generally hard for me to work with, seeing as it leaves little space for white space. This purple panel, however, creates a spooky scene while still allowing plenty of white space, and my nephew will love it!

The card has only two layers. The sponged panel is edged with a black Sharpie marker rather than matted on black card stock. It's cleaner that way. Without the edging, though, it looked rather blah.

Now, see? Halloween in August isn't so bad.

I hope.

stamps: PSX tree, Clearly Besotted Happy Days
ink: Memento Luxe black, Distress ink, Kaleidacolor
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: circle punch, post-it, black Sharpie marker


  1. Eeeeaaakkkk! This is Fabulous!

  2. I am not a Halloween fan, but I do like this card..and see it as a 'mood' card. Contemplative or 'missing you' come to mind. Nice job!!!
    Lu C

  3. Love this card. I'm kind of into the spooky trees thing. It's never too early to get started on Halloween cards. I've finished my Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas cards for this year already. That's not to say I won't make more when I see something that inspires me, like this one.

  4. this is stunning - love that tree - and loving the blended sky - not sure i can acceot its 6 weeks till halloween

  5. Thank you for the inspiration. I have a tree stamp that I can use!

  6. I like that! Great card! I can handle seeing Halloween and fall...but not Christmas...WAY too soon for that.

  7. Susan, this is a fabulous Halloween card! I love it!

  8. Love the card! thanks for sharing.

  9. Awesome! I love purple for H'ween cards. And of course it isn't too early!

  10. what an awesome looking card....love the look.


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